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Lucy G. Collins

Sunrise: August 27, 1930
Sunset: September 13, 2019

Ecclesiastes 3:2 and 4
For everything there is a season….
A time to be born and a time to die….
A time to weep and a time to laugh
A time to mourn and a time to dance

The Collins, Kimber, Freeman, Neor, Davis, Hunter and Baker families announce with deep sorrow and regret, the passing of their beloved mother, sister, grandma, great grandma, aunty and mother-in-law. She was 89 years old. This very sad event occurred at 12:40 AM on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Ecumen Prairie Lodge, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430.

Lucy Grahie Collins was born August 27, 1930 to the union of High Priest Weanyenne Glee Collins and Dodiode in Rock town’s Kunokudi, Harper District 1, Maryland County, Liberia, West Africa. She was the family’s matriarch and a prominent member of the Grebo community in Liberia and Minnesota, USA.

“Sese Gahie” as she was affectively called by her family and friends leaves the following to mourn her loss: brother, Dr. James K. B. Collins (Barbara) of Cottage Grove, MN, five children: Charles W. Kimber of Crystal, MN; Cllr Eugene M. Freeman of Yeadon, Pennsylvania; John W. Neor of Jefferson City, Missouri; Mercy W. Davis (Paul) of Maple Grove, MN and Michael J. Hunter of Shakopee, MN. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives, friends and colleagues in Liberia and the United States.

Services of the life of Lucy Gahie are as follows:

Funeral service
Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
10:00 – 10:30 AM viewing; 10:30 – 12:15 Service; 12:30 PM motorcade to Roselawn Cemetery
The River of Life Church
2200 Fremont Ave. North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
Tel. 612-521-7655

Interment will follow at
Roselawn Cemetery
803 Larpenteur Avenue West
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: 651-489-1720

Tributes may be sent to Dr. James K. B. Collins at (651-459-0888) and/or Cllr Eugene M. Freeman and (215-821-5807).

Contacts in the United States:
Charles W. Kimber: 763-226-8293
Cllr Eugene M. Freeman: 215-821-5807
John W. Neor: 952-210-9012
Michael J. Hunter: 612-387-6850
Mercy Wadley Davis: 612-384-6410

Contacts in Liberia:

Nearby Hotel Information:
Holiday Inn
11801 Fountains Way North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Tel: 763-425-3800

Radisson Hotel
2200 Freeway Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Tel: 763-566-8000

Courtyard by Marriott
11871 Fountains Way
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Tel: 763-425-5355