Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Whitewater Road, Ideal, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Katie Rene, as she was affectionately called often by loved ones and friends, was born July 11, 1954 in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia to the late Irene Ford Collins and the late Homer Collins, Sr. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County whereas she was a student at Ideal Elementary and later D. F. Douglass High School. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Leroy Smith Sr. and to this union five children was born; two sons and one daughter preceded her in death Leon Smith, Leroy Smith, Jr. and Charlene Smith.
She leaves a legacy of love and many joyful memories to her beloved family including two loving daughters, Patricia McClendon (James) of Montezuma, Georgia and Mollie Smith Roberts (John), Ideal, Georgia; siblings, Homer Collins, Jr. (Gwen), Betty Ann Collins Hillmon (Larry), Joann Bellmary, Willie Morris Collins, Savannah Johnson (Neal), Lora Collins, all of Ideal, Georgia and A. C. Collins of Miami, Florida; grandchildren, Kelvin Collins, Deon Collins, Danyell Collins, Leondra McClendon, Herbert James McClendon, Erica Smith Angela Smith, Shonda Smith, Tiffany Smith, Ke’Morrion Carson and Ke’shawn Carson; a host of great grandchildren; aunts and uncles, Elmer Braxton. Dorothy Jolly, Fred Collins, Juanita Collins and Tommy Collins all of Daytona Beach, Florida Carrie Pearl Byse, Earl Collins both of Ideal, Georgia and a host of beloved cousins and friends