Connie Begley COLLINS

September 18, 1962February 1, 2019

Connie Begley Collins, age 56, of Jonesboro, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:48 AM in the company of her daughters, Raven and Brianna.

Connie was born on September 18, 1962 in Chattanooga, TN to Donald and Billie Begley. The family moved to Georgia in the late 1960’s.

Connie earned a Business Degree from Manfield Business School where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA and Presidential Honors.

Connie loved the beach and was always the life of the party. She married Randy Russell in 1983 and they had a daughter, Raven Russell. She then married Brian Collins in 1999 and had a daughter, Brianna Collins (Chapman). Connie loved her family and she was a great daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother.

Connie is preceded in death by her mother, Billie Begley.

She is survived by her daughters, Raven Celia Russell and Brianna Collins Chapman, grandchildren, Chase Stockwell, Amber Goetz, Cayson Russell, Elijah Collins, Clint Chapman, and Liam Chapman; father, Donald Parker Begley, Sr.; brother, Donald Parker Begley, Jr.; sister, Vicki O’Neil.

Connie’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Tara Garden Chapel – 681 North Avenue – Jonesboro, GA 30236. (770) 471-7171. Funeral Services for Connie will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM with Pastor Jeffrey Halenza officiating. Committal Services will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens – 722 Conley Road – Forest Park, GA 30297. (404) 366-1221.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Donald P. Begley, Sr.

Tara Garden Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. 681 North Avenue – Jonesboro, GA 30236. (770) 471-7171


19 February

Prayer Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tara Garden Chapel

681 North Ave
Jonesboro, GA 30236


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Connie Begley COLLINS

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Tiffany Holcomb

February 2, 2019

Girls, I am so so sorry, your mom was a great lady, we always had fun together, my prayers are with you and my heart aches with you, love always, Tiff any Holcomb

Valerie Ansted

February 1, 2019

Sending my condolences. So very sad for you two!

Laura Jones

February 1, 2019

Raven and Breanna I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, your mom was a wonderful woman that loved you both with all of her heart. Please know that she loved you all very much, more than herself as any mother would. Please also know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time and forever! We love y’all love Scott and Laura Jones

Sarah Hempe

February 1, 2019

You've always been a second mom to me and I'll cherish every memory I have with you! I love you and will miss you always!