Nell Smith Collins

January 15, 1939May 9, 2021

Mrs. Nell Smith Collins, 82, of Glencoe, AL went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 9, 2021. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Collier-Butler Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Keeling and Rev. Noah Medders officiating. Entombment will be at Crestwood Cemetery Mausoleum. Mrs. Collins was born January 15, 1939 in Lamar County, AL to Roy H. Smith and Stella Cargile Smith, who both preceded her in death, as well as, her sister, Mildred Stewart. She was a member of the East Gadsden Baptist Church. Mrs. Collins had a great love for her family and their well-being. Nothing brought her more joy than to see her family happy and successful. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Harvey Collins; sons, Mark Collins and wife Susie; Scott Collins and wife Stephanie; grandchildren, Lindsey Watson and husband David; Shea Gray and husband Jason; Cade Collins; Courtlyn Collins; Alex Collins; Caroline Collins; Shelby Epps and Luke Epps; great grandchildren, Finn Gray; Stella Gray; Cohen Gray and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Alex Collins; Cade Collins; David Watson; Luke Epps and Jason Gray. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Nurses and Staff with Encompass Hospice and the many friends and neighbors that befriended Mrs. Collins through the years, especially her Cove Creek Drive family. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.


  • Harvey Collins, Husband of 65 years
  • Mark Collins (Susie), Son
  • Scott Collins (Stephanie), Son
  • Lindsey Watson (David), Grandchild
  • Shea Gray (Jason), Grandchild
  • Cade Collins, Grandchild
  • Courtlyn Collins, Grandchild
  • Alex Collins, Grandchild
  • Caroline Collins, Grandchild
  • Shelby Epps, Grandchild
  • Luke Epps, Grandchild
  • Finn Gray, Great Grandchild
  • Stella Gray, Great Grandchild
  • Cohen Gray, Great Grandchild

  • Alex Collins , Pallbearer
  • Cade Collins, Pallbearer
  • David Watson, Pallbearer
  • Luke Epps , Pallbearer
  • Jason Gray, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021



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melinda tyler

May 11, 2021

If you knew Nell, you understood the definition of compassion and love. She will be missed greatly! Hugs to her precious family

Carol Fowler Harcrow

May 10, 2021

Nell was a neighbor and friend of our family for over 40 years. Mom will miss sitting on the patio and visiting with her over the years. We have so many good memories growing up on Cove Creek Drive. You will be missed Nell! Love and prayers for Harvey, Mark and Scott and their families.

Gary Beavers

May 10, 2021

She was one of the reasons we all had a great childhood. Never forget Scott and me shelling peas with her on the back patio. Always enjoyed her keeping little Scott in line. He could be a handle haha. Always treated me as if I was one of her own.