The wake service will be held from 6:00-7:00 P.M., Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, Montezuma, Georgia.
India Ja’Nai Collins was born December 16, 1999 to John Collins and Angela Collier Collins in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia. She attended the public school system in Macon and Houston Counties, Georgia. She was currently a 7th grade student at Mossy Creek Middle School, Kathleen, Georgia. India was a honor roll and merit student throughout her school.
Survivors are her parents, John Collins and Angela Collier Collins, Kathleen, Georgia; sisters, Carmen Collins, Kathleen, Georgia and Shawnquantavia Collins, Atlanta, Georgia; maternal grandmother, Bernice Collier, Montezuma, Georgia, paternal grandmother, Nellie Kate Collins, Oglethorpe, Georgia, maternal grandfather, Geoffrey “Pop Pop” Larry, Montezuma, Georgia; nephew, Zamauri McClendon, Atlanta, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Lillie Hill (Eugene), Elois Brown, Nellie M. Collins, Willie Pearl Collins, Kenneth Hughey, Peggy “TeTe” Collins, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; great aunts / uncles, Rosetta Turner, Dorothy Collier (Eddie Harp) Mary Hambrick, Albert Bivins, Annie Bivins, Rosa Bivins and Arthur Bivins (Rebecca), Bennie Raines (Juliette) and Willie Lee Raines (Joyce) step uncles and aunt, Geoffrey, II, Nicholas and Sharmillian Larry; a host of loving cousins whom she called Aunties / Uncles, Sharon English, Wynette “Nana” Collier, Jackie Brown (Thomas “Granddaddy” Brown), Milton ‘Uncle Rockgood” Collier (Beverly), Reginald“Uncle Bo” Collier (Dawn), Gwendolyn Forbes, Susan Causey (Homer), Carolyn Forbes, Darrell Forbes, Claude Lee Forbes (Linda), Deneen Manning (Robert), Cathy Cochran, Sheila Hambrick, Karen Hambrick, Arthur “Uncle Pree” (Linda) and Gerald Dean (Angela); a host of other relatives and friends, including her 2nd mom, Ms. Girly Torweigh, and best friend, Nicole Torweigh; her KrazyKidd Gang, Zanesha Harpe, Aniya Hill, and Adryia Kendrick.
- Pamela Cauley(Friday, April 05 13 10:36 pm EDT)
R.i.P Baby Girl. i Lovee Youu .! :)
- Haley(Monday, August 27 12 01:37 pm EDT)
Rest in heavenly peace India, you were only 1 grade behind me in school. I can't even begin to imagine the pain your family is feeling because of your loss. You look like a very kind and sweet person, very pretty and smart too. You're forever remembered angel India, stay strong up there always, watch over and take care of your mom, dad, and family. Rest easy my friend, never to be forgotten. xxxxxxxxx
- Annie Hannor(Thursday, July 19 12 06:26 pm EDT)
My heart is heavy to know such a young life has been taken so soon. Pleae, know God is in the mist of all that take place. I know you may not be able to see this now, but know this--God will carry you and your family through this tragedy.
- Amy R. Johnson(Thursday, July 12 12 12:00 pm EDT)
Angela and John,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and help you get through this.
- Alexander Perkins Macon Georgia(Thursday, July 12 12 01:29 am EDT)
With deepest sympathy from my family to yours may god continue to strengthen you doing your time of sorrow.
- Alexander(Thursday, July 12 12 01:23 am EDT)
May god bless and keep you strong
- Frances Caldwell, kemia, Trice(Wednesday, July 11 12 10:58 am EDT)
Amm, sorry we were not in the state during these times of sorrow. Continue to be very strong and we love you all. Be blessed.
Frances,Kemia and LaTrice Caldwell
- Jennifer D Felton(Tuesday, July 10 12 04:54 pm EDT)
My condolence to the Collier & Collins Family.
- Allan Lee(Tuesday, July 10 12 04:26 pm EDT)
I went to school with India. She will be missed. Your family will be in my familys prayers.
- Sharlene Bridgewater(Tuesday, July 10 12 04:04 pm EDT)
Ann and John,
May you continue to trust in the Lord and may He grant you all with the peace, comfort, strength and understanding at this time. Remember He's in control.Youall are in our prayers.
Sharlene & Family
- Melissa Baker Jones(Tuesday, July 10 12 12:30 pm EDT)
Angela, John, and family I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember when India was my "littlest" cheerleader. She always had a smile on her face. I pray that you all trust in God and he will help you to find the peace that you need. Thinking of you all.
- Karen Harris(Tuesday, July 10 12 11:12 am EDT)
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she's gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
- Kaye Poole(Tuesday, July 10 12 10:31 am EDT)
Dear Angela, John & Family,
Words can;t express how sorry I am that you are going thruogh such a trail right now. Just hold on to each other and let GOD warp his arms around you and keep you safe in his arms. God bless you.
- Joyce Dougherty(Tuesday, July 10 12 09:35 am EDT)
My prayers and thoughts are with you Angela and all your family with the passing of India. May God grant you peace and closure for this tragedy. India was a beautiful girl.
- Jovita L. Turner(Tuesday, July 10 12 09:21 am EDT)
To the Collin & Collier Families, I pray that God stregnthen you all during the time of need. May he grant peace and comfort during this storm. There will be brighter days, keep the faith. For India is gone in the flesh, but will forever be with you all in spirit. Don't be sad, but rejoice. For she's in heaven watching down on us all. Continue her journey, as she is still walking with you all. Sleep on baby girl and may your sweet soul continue to rest in peace.
- Emili Long & Family MCMS(Tuesday, July 10 12 08:04 am EDT)
India touched so many lives in her short life, she touched so many lives at MCMS. Deepest sympathy at this time, may your faith help you at this difficult time.
- BENNIE ROSE FOLKS(Tuesday, July 10 12 12:07 am EDT)
WITH MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY.BE BLESS
- Lisa Hartage(Monday, July 09 12 10:03 pm EDT)
To the Collins and Collier Family, We are sending our prayers and condolences to you all. The Pina Hartage families.
- Maria Dixon & Mikayla Golden (MCMS)(Monday, July 09 12 09:34 pm EDT)
Our prayers are with you and your family.
- THE SNIPES AND HAUGABOOK FAMILY(Monday, July 09 12 09:17 pm EDT)
TO THE FAMILY LATE MS. INDIA JA'NAI COLLINS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL
- THE LEGGETT FAMILY CHRIS,GWIN, C.J AND CANDICE .(Monday, July 09 12 06:15 pm EDT)
WITH DEEPEST, HEART FELT SYMPATHY, MAY GOD KEEP YOU STRONG DURING YOUR TIME OF NEED
- Helen Harris-Ogburn(Monday, July 09 12 05:53 pm EDT)
Her Journey's Just Begun
Don't think of her as gone away her journey's just begun; Life holds so many facets this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.
Think of how she must be wishing that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.
And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched for nothing loved is ever lost... And she was loved so much.
Angela & John you are forever in my prayers. Look to the hills from whence cometh your help.
With Deepest Sympathy: Helen Harris-Ogburn
- Shirley Kendrick(Monday, July 09 12 02:58 pm EDT)
To the Collins & Collier family, you all are in my Prayers may God comfort everyone because he is able just put it all in his hands trust him it will surely get better by & by. Shirley Kendrick & Family
- scottie hill(Monday, July 09 12 02:14 pm EDT)
My hart goes out to the family.And God will see you throught the hard times.
- Helen Journey-Walters & Family(Monday, July 09 12 02:02 pm EDT)
Deepest heartfelt sympathy, We ask within our prayers that Our Father who is
in Heaven give your family the strength and comfort that you all so desire and to see you through this trying time. In times like this, He is the one that you go to and just trust in Him because it is so amazing what He can do when you try Him. May He bless you all. Remember, everything will get a little easier with time. God is still Good inspite of. R.I.P India
- The Neal Family(Monday, July 09 12 10:03 am EDT)
To the Collier and Collins Family: I know this is extemely a difficult and seemly overwhelming time for you right now. But just know that much prayer is being prayed for you that the Lord will see you through this time. May you find comfort in knowing that God cares for you.
- Debra Harris(Monday, July 09 12 09:21 am EDT)
Angela and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I wish I could ease your heartbreak but it is not in my power. All I can do is ask God to help you in your time of need and I trust him to do that. May he give you all you need to get through this sorrow. Please accept my deepest sympathies and know God will take care of you.
- WILLIAMS,WARREN,PAREMORE,FLECTHER,AND PIZARRO(Monday, July 09 12 08:57 am EDT)
I RECENTLY HEARD ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR DAUGHTER. PLEASE ACCEPT OURS HEARTFELT SYMPATHY
I RECENTHLY HEARD ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR DAUGHTER.PLEASE ACCEPT OURS HEARTFELT SYMPATHY. ALTHOUGH IT SEEM HARD AT THIS TIME,PLEASE HOLD ON TO GODS UNCHANGING HANDS. ONLY HE CAN COMFORT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED. WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY,WITH LOVE.PEACE AND BLESSING.
- Camille Perez & Fam, Kathleen, GA(Monday, July 09 12 08:50 am EDT)
RIP India! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Collins family. We ask God to send you his blessings in these tough times and may God light the way and give you comfort. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, maybe looking back in memory will help comfort your tomorrows. Gabriella Perez & family, Camille, Carlos and Angelica. Kathleen, GA.
- Agnes Hosley Sumner, Baxley, Ga(Sunday, July 08 12 10:18 pm EDT)
RIP India Ja'Nai...John and Angela, your Family and Friends, even the communities, at large, are in prayer for you and your family. Presently, we might know in part but in time, we will understand it better by and by! At this moment, nothing can be said to lessen the pain but the Lord knows all,and He is able. Agnes Hosley Sumner, Baxley, Ga
- PATRICIA WALKER(Sunday, July 08 12 08:42 pm EDT)
REST IN HEAVEN NAY NAY, SHE'S NOT DEAD NAY NAY IS JUST ASLEEP. PRAYING THAT WE WILL MEET AGAIN ONE DAY AIN'T IT SWEET JUST TO KNOW THAT ONE DAY WE'LL MEET, PATRICIA WALKER & FAMILY, ROBERT LEE& ANNIE MAE HILL AND FAMILY, NEAT, CHILL, RELL & JUICEY
- SHARAL YOUNG(Sunday, July 08 12 07:46 pm EDT)
Eventhough we don't know each other, my hear hurts because your heart hurts. Keep praying. Although you may not understand it now, just remember God never makes a mistake and wha ever He does, He does it for the best. Bind yourselves together as a family like great links of chains. You need each other more than ever now. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal. I love you and you will continuely be in my prayers.
- Lasonya Griffin & Family(Saturday, July 07 12 10:15 pm EDT)
A Better Place
She’s in a better place right now
Than she’s ever been before;
All pain is gone; she’s now at rest;
Nothing troubles her anymore.
It’s we who feel the burden of
Our sadness and our grief;.
We have to cry, to mourn our loss,
Before we get relief.
We know we’ll reconnect with her
At the end of each life’s road;
We’ll see her cherished face again
When we release our earthly load.
Keeping The Family In Our Prayers...
- Angela Cuti and family (MCMS)(Saturday, July 07 12 07:41 pm EDT)
India was a precious young lady who is now in the Hands of God the Father. May you find comfort in knowing that she is at peace and with HIm and that you and all who knew India and loved her, will be continually lifted up in prayer through your heartache and the challenges that you face throughout the healing process. May the great comforter and healer Jesus Christ bring you peace, hope, strength, and endurance.
- PATRICIA WALKER(Saturday, July 07 12 04:43 pm EDT)
TO ANN AND JR, GOD IS STILL IN CHARGE HE WILL COMFORT YOU DURING YOUR TIME OF SORROW,GOD DON'T MAKE NO MISTAKE. EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CAN NOT HEAL, REST IN HEAVEN NAY NAY! PATRICIA WALKER, SHAWN COLLINS AND KAYSHAWN, SHEQUITA STILL AND FAMILY, STACEY WALKER AND FAMILY, STEPHANIE GIVHAN AND FAMILY, WYLANDA HARPE AND FAMILY, ROD WALKER AND FAMILY, JANICE LEGGET AND FAMILY, RAYMOND HILL AND FAMILY, EUGENE HILL AND FAMILY
- Stacy Cochran(Saturday, July 07 12 03:00 pm EDT)
To the family stay strong & know that God knows best.Trust in the Lord he will see you through. You all are in my prayers.
- mario freeman and family(Saturday, July 07 12 02:07 pm EDT)
keep your head up stay strong cause God is too wise to a mistake God bless you and your family
- The Frederick/ Tookes Family(Saturday, July 07 12 01:16 pm EDT)
May India Rest In Peace We Miss You India !
- The Whitehead/Jolly Family(Saturday, July 07 12 11:42 am EDT)
May You Rest In Peace India ! To The Family Our Prayers Go Out and God Knows Best ! Love You India !
- Sondra Barron-Smith(Saturday, July 07 12 10:48 am EDT)
We are praying for your family. I just know at this time you got to give this all back to the Lord. He will get you guys through this. We know God will not put more on you than you can bare. Just hold on to his hand right now. Just trust in him. He will make a way
- Willie C Taylor(Friday, July 06 12 10:37 pm EDT)
To John and Angela there is a God who knows your heartaches but he is gonna see you all through the tough days ahead I have you in my prayers God have you in his hands
- Christie Darity@Family(Friday, July 06 12 10:35 pm EDT)
To the family,may it help to know that God is still in charge.Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal,with heartfelt sympathy to the family I don't know yall pain I haven't been there but I feel yall pain.praying that God will comfort yall hearts at this tme.India was a beautiful young lady she will be missed.To the family@church family lean on the Lord he will strengthen yall,hold on to his unchanging hand.