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Friday, March 17, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 P.M.

VISITATION Friday, March 17, 2017
5:00 - 8:30 P.M.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, March 18, 2017
1:00 P.M.
Word of His Grace Christian Fellowship
2506 S. Parsons Avenue
Seffner, FL
INTERMENT Orange Hill Cemetery
4900 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, FL 33610

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03/15/2017 08:10 PM



Mr. James A. Collier of Tampa, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017.  The Celebration of Life service will be held, Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 p.m. at The Word of His Grace Christian Fellowship, 2506 S. Parsons Avenue, Seffner, FL 33584, with Apostle Samuel L. Phillips, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Orange Hill Cemetery. 

 Mr. James A. Collier was a native of Berkley, Alabama, born to the late George W. Collier and Emma L Baldwin Collier. Mr. Collier joined Acklin Methodist Church in Berkley, AL at a young age and relocated to Tampa FL in the late 1960's.  He was a faithful member of The Word of His Grace Christian Fellowship, until his health began to fail. 

Mr. Collier was employed primarily by Southern Mill Creek Trucking Co. for several years, and in the late seventies he became an entrepreneur owning his own cleaning service with his wife Ruby Collier. Mr. Collier enjoyed spending time with his family, barbecuing and watching television (westerns). He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody literally “til the day he died”. 

He was preceded in death by: his father, George W. Collier and moth
er: Emma L Baldwin Collier; and 2 sisters, Sue N. Bell and Lucy M. PowelL. He leaves to cherish his sweet kind heart and loving devotion: his loving step-mother, Mary Collier; his forever faithful wife, Mrs. Ruby Collier; 2 sons, Linnon (Cathy) and James; 4 daughters, Renae (Yelberton), Angie, Teresa and Elaine (Butch); 2 loving sisters, Georgia L. Davis and Juanita Collier-Garcon (Frantz); 1 brother, Lawrence Collier; he also leaves a great host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews, cousins, and very special friends. If we forgot to name anyone during this trying time of great pain and regards for our loved one. Please, we pray you forgive us and continue to pray over our family for strength.

The visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenu
e and the
family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the chapel.


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