Bertha Collins

February 8, 1928 - January 2, 2016

02/08/1928 - 01/02/2016

Past Services

Tuesday January 05, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Friday January 08, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday January 09, 2016

Saturday January 09, 2016
2:00 pm

A loving and caring life is to be celebrated. Such a life began for Bertha Virginia Hobbs Collins on February 8, 1928. She was born to the late William Daniel Hobbs and Blanche Katherine Riggs Hobbs in Birmingham, Alabama. Bertha’s life ended Saturday afternoon, January 2, 2016 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Underneath the soft-spoken, meek lady was a strong, courageous woman. Bertha had a caring disposition toward life and could always find the good in others. She was a wonderful listener. There was a sense of peace in her presence. Bertha never complained and was always sacrificing by putting the needs of others before her own.
Bertha relished holding her babies. She took great delight in getting down on the floor and playing with her grands. She enjoyed playing board games with her family and Words with Friends/Wordfeud with her Facebook friends.
Bertha was a lifetime member of Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church.
Besides her parents, Bertha was preceded in death by her dear husband of 59 years, Robert S. Collins and her brother, William Norman Hobbs.
Left to cherish her memory are her 3 sons: Bobby (Robert S. Collins, Jr.) and wife Cindy of Raleigh, NC,  Danny (Daniel H. Collins) and wife Alice of Virginia Beach, VA, and David (David J. Collins) of Virginia Beach, VA; 6 grandchildren: Carrie Ann Collins Zande and husband Pat, Jennifer Marie Collins Fentress and husband Craig, Robert S. Collins, III and wife Mary Holt, Joanna Elizabeth Collins Basham and husband Rhett, Abigail Katherine Collins, and Julia Margaret Collins; 8 great-grandchildren: Amelia Hope Basham, Haley Marie Fentress, Paige Danielle Basham, Dominic Robert Zande, Ian Wesley Fentress, Dexter Glenn Basham, Hobbs Tindel Collins, and Holt Merritt Collins; many nieces and nephews who treasured Aunt Bertha’s love and care; and a host of friends including her long time housekeeper, Elnora Jones.
You are invited to pay your respects and visit with Bertha’s family at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, from 7 – 8 PM, on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
Final interment will be at Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church Campground Memorial Gardens near Perry, Georgia preceded by a celebration of Bertha’s life at the Campground Chapel at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
You are also invited to pay your respects and visit with Bertha’s family at Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church Campground, from 7 – 8 PM, on Friday, January 8, 2016.
As an alternative to flowers, memorial donations can be made to Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church, PO Box 64786, Virginia Beach, VA 23467.
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Bessie Day
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss.

Tracie Pettin
8 years ago

Extending heartfelt thoughts and prayers.

Glenda Gibbons
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. I feel honored that I had an opportunity to meet Mrs. Collins. What a pleasure. Bless you all and I will be praying for each of you.

Holly Bussey Anderson
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about Ms. Collins she was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Collins’s family.