Rene Beasley McCollum

December 8, 1964February 27, 2018
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McCollum, Rene Beasley died peacefully on February 27, 2018 at home with her family after an extended illness.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation will be held held on Friday March 2, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m Rene was preceded in death by her mother, Kathryn Tartt Beasley. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Bo McCollum, their children, Kate, Cameron and Spencer, her father, Comer Beasley of Athens AL, her sister, Phyllis Beasley Whitlock (Chuck) of Holly Pond, AL and many other relatives. Rene was born in Athens AL on December 8, 1964 and graduated from Athens High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. She homeschooled her children and loved her service and ministry as a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA International. Rene fought one form of cancer or another since the age of 10, but always with a grateful heart found in her love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her smile and laugh will be missed.

The family would like to thank Baptist Hospice for their care, love and support shown in Rene’s final days.


  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

Rene Beasley McCollum

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Rhea Hibbert

March 12, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I first meet Rene many years ago. We were in Mission Circle together when we were members at Frazer. I didn't see her for years and then one Sunday she came in the nursery at Centerpoint to serve the next service and she recognized me. She was always so sweet and kind. A heart of gold. Rhea

S. Braddox

March 2, 2018

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm”. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

Bill Hust

March 1, 2018

Please know you and your family our in our prayers. We send our deep condolences as well.
Bill Hust, and everyone here at Zeanah, Hust, Summerford, Williamson, and Cox.

I am not sure I can make it Saturday, but will try.


4 hours in October 2017
Life has been a little extra, extra around here for a while but God uses these struggles to grow you and your family and we’ve always been blessed even through the extra extra. My kids won’t be afraid of cancer or broken bones as they progress in life, that’s for sure, right?

This picture is not my normal. I only left the cabin 4 hours all week, and this was those hours in Roaring Fork, our place for family pictures. They carried me out to this spot. The joy of being in my favorite place with my family was a lovely gift. The day before we had a family marathon of Monopoly for 5 hours at our cabin. Since streams make very happy, Bo looked hard to find a cabin with a creek, and it was surrounded on two sides by streams with rocks for Spencer to throw. and we listened to it through the open windows as we played the Monopoly Marathon. The entire thing from start to finish was a gift from God. So knowing that my normal looks much weaker than this, and since then twice as much, I’m so happy to post my new profile picture. Makes me happy, I mean. I love this man more than I can say. I have a few pictures, so I will change them, make an album, well Kate will do all this, called 4 hours in October. Love you all. I am so thankful for every single thing.


Bo and Rene, July 2016


iPhone selfie from Bo's Half IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta event this past September.