Services for Marion Collins, 37, of Liberty City will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the First Baptist Church of Liberty City with Reverend Chad Alexander, Reverend Tim Coop and Reverend Paul Michael Vacca officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Cemetery. Mrs. Collins died April 10, 2017 as the results of an automobile accident.

She was born March 9, 1980 in Arlington to J. Michael and Jan Edwards. Their family moved to the Kilgore area when Marion was five months old. She was a 1998 graduate of Sabine High School.

Marion married Daniel Collins September 9, 2000. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Liberty City. She was educated in medical coding, and she was a certified nurse’s aide. She enjoyed photography, but her true passion was children with special needs. Marion worked for several school districts in East Texas teaching children with special needs. She was currently employed by Arp School district.

Marion is survived by her husband, Daniel Collins of Liberty City; son, Preston Collins of Liberty City; daughter, Sophie Collins of Liberty City; her mother, Jan Edwards of Kilgore; a sister, Jenna Mathis and her husband Michael of Jacksonville; grandmother, Jean Goolsby of Brazoria; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Patricia Collins of Liberty City; brother-in-law, Patrick Collins and his wife Jasmina of Henderson; two nieces, Abbigail Mathis and Julia Collins; nephew, Ethan Mathis, and a host of friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Liberty City, 4714 FM 1252, Kilgore, Texas 75662.

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