Betty Jo Collins

June 23, 1944November 26, 2018

Betty Jo Collins professed her faith in Christ at a young age at Bethel Baptist Church and was a long time member of River View Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Joe Edward and Anna Pearl Baker, sister Barbara Brooks, brothers Donnie, John and Joe Jr Baker. Betty Jo is survived by her husband of 54 years William R. Collins of New Tazewell, TN. Daughter Lisa R. Beason of New Tazewell, TN. Son William R. II and Jessica Collins of New Tazewell, TN. Grandchildren Bradley Joseph Beason of Knoxville, TN, Qurstin R. Collins of Tazewell, TN, and William R. Collins III of Tazewell, TN. Great granddaughter Harper R. Beason of Greenville, SC. Sister Dinah Hale of Simi Valley, CA. Brother Dale Wayne Baker of Tazewell, TN. Betty Jo was a custodian of CW Gose Park for the city of New Tazewell. But her best achievement and joy in life was being a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. The family will receive friends Wednesday November 28th from 6 until 8 PM at Coffey Funeral Home in New Tazewell, the funeral service will follow at 8 PM in the Coffey Funeral Home chapel. A graveside service will be held Thursday November 29th at 10 AM in Irish Memorial Cemetery. Officiating: Rev. James M Lambert and Rev. James Shoffner Singers: Riverview Singers Pallbearers: William R. Collins II, Bradley Joseph Beason, William R. Collins III, William Dana Collins, Austin Massengill, and James M. Lambert Jr. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 29, 2018

Betty Jo Collins

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Margaret Seals Bull

November 29, 2018

To all of Betty's family: May the peace and love of God be with each of you during this time of grief. With deepest sympathy, Clifford & Margaret Seals Bull

Mitzi Wise-Shelton

November 28, 2018

Bill and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. You two have been like family to my family for as long as I can remember. Please know that Mom and I send our love and will keep you all in our prayers. God bless you.

Nikki Dunlap

November 27, 2018

Uncle Bill, Billy and Lisa, I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Betty. Please know that you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you guys!!