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Verlia (Burgess) Collins

December 16, 1942 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 78)

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Verlia Burgess Collins, 78, a resident of Riverside, CA and native of Pleasant Hills, LA, passed away peacefully on Friday January 8, 2021 at her residence. 

A public viewing will be observed on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM at Jones Funeral Home 1101 Main Street Franklin, LA. (All visitors are asked to adhere to the CDC/local regulations by wearing masks and practicing social distancing). Funeral Services will be private, with Pastor Paul Godfrey, officiating. Verlia will be laid to rest in the Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery in Charenton, LA. 

Verlia leaves to remember her earthly life: her husband, John P. Collins, Jr. of Riverside, CA; three brothers, Conrad (Jeanette) Burgess of Charenton, LA, Ivory (Joyce) Burgess of San Diego, CA, and Harvey Burgess of Chula Vista, CA; five sister-in-laws, Blanche Conway of Riverside, CA, Elizabeth Haggerty of Carrollton, TX, Magdalene Drexler of Addison, TX, Mary Wesley and Monica (Howard) Prejean of Charenton, LA; three brother-in -laws, Gerald (Jemenda) of Addison, TX, Chester (Tina) Collins of Brandon, FL, and Clifford (Patricia) Collins of Jeanerette, LA; a special brother, Nolan Martin (Brandy) of Lafayette, LA as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Verlia was preceded in death by her parents, Conrad Burgess, Sr. and Mercedes P. Burgess; her sister, Ara Ann Bullock; and two brothers, Elvin Phillips, Sr. and Kenneth Burgess, Sr..

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Walk Through Viewing
January 23, 2021

8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Jones Funeral Home
1101 Main Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Guaranteed delivery before the Walk Through Viewing begins

Private Services


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
1262 Bobtown Rd
Charenton, LA 70523

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