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Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

Stella E. Collins

January 5, 1925November 4, 2019
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Stella went to be with her Lord on Monday, November 4, 2019. Originally from Blue Grass, VA, she was born January 5, 1925 to the late Charlie and Leanna Sponaugle. Stella was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Joseph Collins back in 1976.

Stella outlived all her siblings and two sons-in-law, Greg York and Ken Beatty. She is survived by four daughters, Jo Anne York and Beverly Harrison of Chesapeake, Janice Beatty of Virginia Beach and Patti Killen (Jamie) of Nags Head, NC. She was affectionately known as Mom, Meems, Sesso and Meemaw by her close family and friends. Stella is also survived by two grandsons, Joseph Killen (Malerie) of Gates, NC, Brandon Harrison of Chesapeake, VA; two step grandchildren, Jeff Killen and Shannon Weinstein (Dan) and one great granddaughter, Charlotte Killen and four step great grandchildren, Ala Killen, Shelby, Cassidy and Hunter Weinstein and her special extended family, Marieta, Michael and Jennifer Bajit. Stella was a strong Christian woman who loved the Lord. She was a former member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, previously known as Camellia Baptist Church in Norfolk and is currently a member of Charity United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.

A visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 6-8pm at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3pm at Charity United Methodist Church, 4080 Charity Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Charlie Sponaugle, Father (deceased)
  • Leanna Sponaugle, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph Collins, Husband (deceased)
  • Greg York, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Ken Beatty, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Jo Anne York, Daughter
  • Beverly Harrison, Daughter
  • Janice Beatty, Daughter
  • Patti Killen and Jamie, Daughter
  • Joseph Killen and Malerie, Grandson
  • Brandon Harrison, Grandson
  • Jeff Killen, Step Grandchild
  • Shannon Weinstein and Dan, Step Grandchild
  • Charlotte Killen, Great Granddaughter
  • She also leaves behind four step great grandchildren, Ala Killen, Shelby, Cassidy and Hunter Weinstein and her special extended family, Marieta, Michael and Jennifer Bajit.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Memories

Stella E. Collins

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DavidanCarolyn Hambrick

November 11, 2019

Stella was truly a precious, beautiful child of God. She was radiant and joyful and a wonderful Christian lady. Stella was a special, cherished friend to our Mother,Dot Dozier and meant so much to her especially in her last few years.They are both present with our Lord in glorious heaven now.

Steve Baggs

November 11, 2019

Ms. Stella always had a bright, sunshine smile and I loved giving her a high five when we passed each other at church. Heaven has gained a great treasure!

Wanda Coleman

November 9, 2019

When I think of Mrs. Collins, I think of her sitting at her Dining Room Table at her home in Norfolk, always smiling and laughing.

She continued to keep her wonderful personality throughout her life.

DAVID AND JUDY RALSTON

November 8, 2019

We are so very sorry for the loss of Aunt Stella. She was the last of the brother and sisters. She will be greatly missed. We will miss her smile and her hugs. We will miss seeing and talking to her at the reunions. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.






FROM THE FAMILY

Stella, aka: Mom, Meemaw, Sesso and Meems

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Her with four of her siblings around 1930

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School picture 1938-39, 9th Grade

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In Portsmouth around 1950

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Devil's Saddle around 1950. One of her favorite mountain views.

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Her and her husband soon after getting married.

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Stella, aka: Mom, Meemaw, Sesso and Meems

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Her with four of her siblings around 1930

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School picture 1938-39, 9th Grade

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In Portsmouth around 1950

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Devil's Saddle around 1950. One of her favorite mountain views.

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Her and her husband soon after getting married.

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With her oldest daughter Jo Anne around 1949

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With her daughters Jo Anne, Beverly and Janice in the early 1950's

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Family portrait (1952)

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With her husband, girls and newborn daughter Patti in 1953.