Cleora Virginia Collins of Seaford passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 at Delmar Manor, Delmar, Md. 

She was born in Pittsville on Oct. 4, 1931, daughter of William and Radia Parsons. She attended Pittsville High School. She married Floyd C. Collins of Gumboro in 1950. She was a self-employed poultry and pork producer on the family farm. She attended Gumboro Methodist Church during her children’s younger years. After her husband’s retirement from DuPont, they enjoyed yearly trips to Florida, weekly trips to the Salisbury Mall, where friends and farmers gathered on Saturday evenings after having a dinner at the English Grill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd C. Collins; a granddaughter. Carrie Lynn Collins; a grandson, Austin Moore; a son-in-law, Gerald O. Hudson; her sister, Margaret Fitzgerald; and brother, Charles Parsons.

She is survived by her children, Diane Hudson of Millsboro, Danny Collins (Laurie) of Gumboro, Norma Cleveland (Walt) of Gumboro, and Trena Collins-Moore of Seaford. Surviving grandchildren are: Edward (Tami), Laurie (Billy), Tracy (Chad), Cody (Loren), Brittnee (Jon), and Ashley (Dorian). Her great-grandchildren are Josh, Jessica, Hunter, Haley, Jase, Carson, Christian, Elliana, Bailey, Raina, and Faro. Coming in February will be a new great-granddaughter Jocelynn; and first great-great-grandson Ryver James. Mrs. Collins also leaves behind her favorite feline friend, “Tigger.”

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at Delmar Manor, who took special care of our Mom that they called “Miss Cleo” and also to Coastal Hospice during her final days.

A viewing and visitation was held at the Watson Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 16. A funeral service and celebration of her life was held immediately following with Pastor Amy Willey officiating. Interment was held in Bethel Cemetery on Line Road in Willards.  Flowers are welcomed, or memorial donations may be made to Gumboro Church, C/O Edith Rickards, 34992 Peartree Road, Millsboro, DE 19966.