October 16, 1943 – October 28, 2018
LeAnn Collis, 75, of El Dorado, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Courtyard Health and Rehabilitation. She was born October 16, 1943, to Harold G. and Nora Deane Curtis Wilson in Hale Center, Texas.
She retired from the First United Methodist Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas where she worked as church secretary. She enjoyed reading, sewing, soap operas, and was of the Catholic faith.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Eualyne Needham.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Joe T. Collis of El Dorado; daughter, Devyn Brakeman (Bruce) of El Dorado; sons, Troy Neeley of El Dorado, Scott Neeley (Toni) of Ft. Worth, TX; step children, Joseph Collis (Kathy) of Slaton, TX, Shari Waterman (John) of Wilmington, NC; brother, Curtis Wilson (Lela) of San Jose, CA; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren, including one which is her namesake; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Edward D'Almeida officiating. Graveside services will be held at Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview, TX at a later date. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Young's Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730, or to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 440 W. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730.
An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com
- Memorial Service Friday, November 2, 2018
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November 5, 2018
Devyn I am so sorry to hear this. We had such a blast with your mom in Toastmasters. We loved to hear her stories and all the wonderful evaluations she gave. Prayers for you and your family in the days to come.
November 2, 2018
What a fun lady ! I always enjoyed playing handbells with her at St.Paul . Prayers for your family.
October 30, 2018
That is a beautiful picture of Leann. I remember her in Toastmasters, she always was a faithful attendee. I love her stories and enjoyed hearing about her life. She was a wonderful person and I know she will be dearly missed. So sorry Devyn, for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time and the days ahead.