Rosemary E. Collins, 67, of White Pine, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at her residence. She and her husband, Nelson have been at First Baptist Church for almost 40 years and was very involved with the Schneitman Sunday School Class and a greeter for years. They have traveled throughout the world, and always loved coming home to be with the people that had surrounded them with amazing love.
“I’m in Heaven Nelson, my best buddy, I’m waiting for you. What a great plan that has turned out perfect. I look forward to you coming.”
Rosemary leaves her husband Nelson; sister, Carolyn Clift; nephews, Phillip and Tony Clift, Eric, Park and Shawn, and many grand nephews and grand nieces; dear friends, Wayne and Linda Maxwell, Dale and Mandy Schneidtman, Bob and Chrissy Jenkins, Jerry and Mary ConCannon, Leah Taylor, Earl and Claudia Ogburn.
Nelson would like to say a special thank you to all of those from Amedisys Home Health and Hospice that help him in so many ways.
Nelson will receive friends and loved ones on Monday, Dec. 18, from 5 until 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Morristown. A celebration service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with the Revs. Dr. Dean Haun and Danny Georges officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Jarnagin Cemetery for a graveside and interment service.
Active pallbearers will be Dale Schneidtman, Bob Jenkins, Earl Ogburn, Dr. Mike Dillard, Dean Hammer, and Dwayne Collins. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Stewart, Joel Seals, Keith Jackson, Gary Chesney, Jerry ConCannon and Ralph Livesay, their dear prayer warrior, who taught his class to be prayer warriors, that contacted Nelson everyday to ask what he needed.
In lieu of flowers, Nelson asks that donations be made to a family that they think of their own, The Runyon Family, 902 Tri Circle N.E., Cleveland, TN 37312, the Schneitman Sunday School Class at First Baptist or to the TN Prison Ministry.
Arrangements by Mayes Mortuary, Morristown.