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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”

The Collins Family, the Providence Baptist Church Family and the Liberia Baptist Missionary & Educational Convention announce with profound regrets the death of Deacon Imogene Musu Collins. This sad event occurred on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Aspen Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

Deacon Imogene M. Collins was born unto the union of Mrs. Hawah Gbee and Monseur Salami on February 5, 1939. She was blessed with two adoptive mothers: Ms. Cora Carter and Missionary Mattie Mai Davis. She started her early education at the Suehn Mission. She accepted the Lord Jesus at an early age. Her faith was very important to her. After graduation from high school she enrolled at the Cuttington University in Bong County where she graduated with a degree in English.

She served in many capacities in her Church and Convention. At Providence she was a member of the Deacon Board; Treasurer; Superintendent of the Sunday School; President of the WMU of Providence Baptist Church and later received the Lott Carey Award of Excellence for Christian Ministry from the Providence Baptist Fellowship/USA. In the LBM&EC she served as National Director of the Liberia Baptist Sunday School Convention; President of the National Women Missionary Union; Member of the Finance Committee of the Convention. She was a founding member of the Ecumenical Women of Liberia. She was a member of he Board of Trustee of Ricks Institute and President of the PTA.

Deacon Imogene was married to the late Cllr Benjamin Collins and this union was blessed with four children. Her husband and daughter Hawah Collins predeceased her.

She is survived by her children Terry Collins, Benegene Collins, Willie Collins and her nephew/son Moses Clinton. She also leaves to mourn her loss eight grandchildren and eight great grand children; her Providence and LBM&EC Family.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

The body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Home on Friday October 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. and taken to the Providence Baptist Church on Broad, Center and Ashmun Streets where Wake-keeping will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Services over the remains of the late Deacon Imogene Collins will be held on Saturday October 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Providence Baptist Church. Interment follows at Kaiser Memorial Lawn in Brewerville.

On the day of her Funeral Service in Liberia, (October 26, 2019) the Providence Baptist Church Fellowship/USA Inc will hold a Memorial Service here in the United States at Calvary Baptist Church, 66 S Grove Street, East Orange, New Jersey beginning at 1:00 p.m. precisely.

A second Memorial Service will be held on December 14, 2019 at her Church in the U.S. Bethany Baptist Church – 275 W Market Street – Newark, New Jersey;

Contacts: USA
Benegene Collins: (973) 874-3598
Theresa Cummings: (404) 578-2190
Miatta Goll: (862) 207-9104
Esther K Richards: (443) 447-4150
Rev A Momolue Diggs (804) 896-4980

Contacts: Liberia
Terry Collins +231 776 565 962
Mornjay George Pratt: +231 886 672-142
Rev Dr Samuel B Reeves +231 886 533 941
Boakai Askie: +231 777 214 009