Grand Coteau- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Debra Ann Smith Collins, on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau. Reverend Clyde LeBlanc, S.J.S will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Charles Cemetery.
Debra, age 55, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Opelousas General Health System surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Jessie J. Collins, Jr., Ferris Collins and Mitchell Collins; daughters, Alena Collins, Da’Shonda Collins Gobert, Alexis Collins, Debra T. Collins and Valencia Collins; brothers, Joseph Smith and Gabriel Smith; sisters, Leona Smith Joseph, Annie Mae Smith Domingeaux, Selena Smith Thibodeaux and Mary Ann Smith Ledet; grandchildren, Ke’Shawn Collins, Ke’awn Collins, Derrick M. Gobert, Jr., Nyla Gobert, Alaya Gobert and Darnell Collins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lena Smith; brother, Merlin Smith; and sister, Brenda Smith Davis.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. The rosary will be prayed by Deacon Joseph at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening. The funeral home will reopen for visitation on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
My condolences goes out to the family 🙏🙏🙏
Doris M. LandorOpelousas, LA
My condolences to the family
Susaan Dunbar LewisOpelousas, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozPort Barre, LA
Sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace, Hosea 13:14
My deepest condolences to the entire family.
Mary Mitchell, LA
Jesus, Receive Her Soul And Present Her To God The Most High. FAMILY: My colendences and prayers goes out to the entire family. Lord God, I'm praying that you will hold the family in Your Loving Arms in their time of sorrow and grief and comfort them.
Madgeline J. SiasHouston, TX
May you Rest in Heaven my forever Sis n Law 🙏👼😇
Cynthia Collins OldhamHouston, TX
So very sorry for your loss. She is no longer in pain and resting in the Fathers arms. Sweet peace Debra I so enjoyed knowing you and your family. Praying for all involved to have peace and acceptance and happy memories to cherish her by.
Paula CarbonellHouston, TX
My condolences to the family. Keeping the family in prayer.
Catherine L BensonOpelousas, LA
God Bless you!
Stanley MayfieldSacramento, CA
Debra will be missed. I was just getting to know her and found her to be a sweet and funny individual. May she rest in peace and God give comfort to her loving family
Wanda J EtienneColumbus, GA