OBITUARY

Collene Norma Rae Anderson

April 25, 1988April 28, 2021

Collene Norma Rae Anderson blessed us with her presence on April 25, 1988. Born in Miami to Patrick and Pauline Anderson she was the youngest grandchild of Roland and Julia Johnson.

Collene attended Palmetto elementary and Palmetto middle school before graduating from Killian High. During her time in school she became a proficient writer, dabbling in poetry while penning a number of poems that received awards and recognition from faculty and national publications. She then attended Miami Dade College majoring in psychology.

Collene was always ready with a smile and a hug. The most disheartening impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was her not being able to hug or come in close contact with the people she loved and cared about. In her eyes everyone was a "Sweetheart" and she would never hesitate to express her love and appreciation to family, friends and acquaintances. Her child-like spirit drew her closer to the Lord in recent years and she enjoyed listening to her favorite hymns with such reverence and at times in tears. Collene is survived by her parents Patrick and Pauline; brother Rick; four paternal uncles: Earle (Vanessa), Eton, Wayne (Novelette) and Tony; one maternal uncle: Lascelle (Sadie); two paternal aunts: Marie (Colin) and Audrey and eleven maternal aunts: Bloss, Carmen, Jean (Lenet), Lyn, Sylvia, Kathleen, Merlyn(Ainsworth), Lola, Rose, Doreene (Sefton) and Winsome (George). She is also survived by over a hundred cousins and many other family members, all of whom mourn her deeply. She was loved and appreciated unreservedly.

Though we will miss her, her memory will remain with us for the rest of our lives.

Services

14 May

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Caballero Rivero Woodlawn South

11655 SW 117 Ave.
Miami, Fl 33186

15 May

Funeral Service

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Caballero Rivero Woodlawn South

11655 SW 117TH AVE
MIAMI, FL 33186

Memories

Collene Norma Rae Anderson

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Audrey McNeil

May 12, 2021

My dear sweet Colleen I will never forget her kindness and hospitality whenever I visited the home in Miami . Her memory will forever be in my mind and heart for the gentle kind nature which made me feel at home even if she was inconvenienced.

May memories of her inner beauty be of comfort to you Patrick Pauline and Ricky
❤️♥️❤️♥️

Rose Barnett

May 12, 2021

Collene,

I came to Florida when you were born and helped to care for you for the first 2 weeks of your life. You have always been special to me because you have the most loving disposition, I have never seen you angry.
The last words you wrote to me in March were "I love you Auntie", we never knew then, what was ahead.
I love you too "Sweetie", you will remain in my heart forever.
Until we meet again, you will always be my "putus".

Pauline Anderson

May 12, 2021

My dear Col. Miss you but will keep all the precious memories .
Love you dearly
Mom

Patrick Anderson

May 12, 2021

Love you my precious Col

Dad

Pauline Anderson

May 12, 2021

My precious Collene, God gave you to us for 33 years and you were a blessing to us.
Your beautiful smile was always present and you made anyone who meet you so comfortable. Sleep our sweet girl and you will forever be in our heart
Love
Mom & Dad

Christine Bedward-foster

May 7, 2021

My dearest Auntie Pauline and uncle pat,Rick
Remembering collene today tomorrow and always forever ...i remember been at convention meeting you all playing with collene toes she whould (giggle)laugh so much such a pleasant little princess life has cut short...with such a sad moment tears can't seem to hold back may your sweet soul rest in the arms of Angel until we meet again love you my dear little cuz...With tears of sorrows we cry each day ,in Angeles arms you were carried away.Our memories of love and laughter shall not fade.For inside our hearts you will always stays....🤗🤗🤗❤❤❤Christine,mark&mark

Sylvia Martin

May 6, 2021

My dear Pauline, Pat & Rick,
I still can't wrap my head around the fact that Collene is gone, that I will never see her beautiful smile again.
I remember when I first saw her picture as a baby, she had that pretty smile and every picture you sent, that smile was there.
This loss affects us all, but no one feels it like a mother, a father and a brother. I am glad that she spent her last days at home with you before she was hospitalized.
Whenever you're feeling sad remember the sweet loving child, the bright beautiful young lady, and the wonderful loving woman she became. May those memories carry you through the days and years to come. She was a sweet, caring, beautiful person, and I am happy that I had the privilege of knowing her and also for the time we spent together while I was there.
My heart aches for you.
Love always,
Your sister/sister-in-law/Aunt
Sylvia

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY