Anna L. Collins


Anna “Pottie” Lavoy Collins was born to the late Thurman Price and Gwendolyn Goode Price on August 12, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio. She was the oldest of 2 children.

Anna departed this earthly life on Friday, November 18, 2022, in her home. She was 74 years of age. Preceded in death by her father; Thurman Price, loving mother; Gwendolyn Hudson, loving stepfather; Dwight Hudson, grandmother; Anna W. Goode, special aunts; Betty J. Roddy, Linda C. (Sang) DeJarnett, special uncle; Ronald L. Goode, uncle; Leroy Collins, Jr. and son; William E. Collins II.

Anna was educated in the Columbus Public School system, where she graduated from Central High School, class of 67’. Anna was on the homecoming court and was a majorette for Central High School, where she taught her brother, Dwight Hudson, who became the first black drum major for The Ohio State University.  Upon graduation, she attended Bliss Business School of Columbus.

At an early age, Anna attended Bethany Baptist Church, where she became a faithful member for over 50 years. She established her nickname “Pottie” at an early age, which she carried with her, throughout her entire life.

Among Anna’s many talents, she had a love for helping others, cooking awesome food (“especially those signature baked beans”), shopping, and dedicating her life to God and her family.

Anna retired from the State of Ohio and previously worked for The Credit Bureau of Columbus, Bank One, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Anna “Pottie” will be truly missed; she had a heart of gold that put a smile on all our faces!

Anna leaves to cherish her memory to her husband; William E. Collins, Sr., daughter; Kenya Collins, brother; Dwight Hudson, aunt; Karen Collins, grandson; Kylan Collins, sister-in-law; Evelyn Street, special cousins; George (Arlinda) Taylor, Denise (Teddy) Poindexter, Felecia (Michael) Harrison, Charles (Debbie) Roddy, Linda (Jeffery) Bennett and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend, Sheila Henderson.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, December 5, 2022 at Bethany Baptist Church, 959 Bulen Ave.

Interment at Union Cemetery.

Anna Collins

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Condolence Messages

  1. Ray and Meda Mason

    May God comfort you will m your of sadness.Ray and Meda Mason, Columbus Ohio

  2. Rita Allen-Banks & Family

    My heart feels a heaviness , but I’m sure the weight Anna(Pottie) carried has been made light.
    She was honestly a sweet person and I am so blessed to have been acquainted with her and her family. Praying for the Family .

    • Clarice Finney-Lee

      My deepest condolences to the Collins Family.
      Anna was schoolmate,and friend. She always had a beautiful smile and happy spirit. May GOD bless the family.

  3. We would like to extend our condolences to the family in this time of sorrow. May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. With caring thoughts.

  4. Dwight and family
    May God comfort you with peace love kindness and mercy that surpasses all human understanding. Anna was an amazing, kind, and precious woman of God. May her light live on in the many lives she touched.

  5. Patricia Harden

    My sincerest and deepest sympathy to the family love & will miss you pottie thank you for the memories, Gone but you will never be forgotten rest easy my beautiful fam❤️Trisha Harden& family

  6. Andrea (Simon) Barrett

    I’ve known Annie as long as she has been at Bethany, but knew her better in the last few years when she worked with the Bethany Baptist Church Fresh Produce Market Giveaway as an intake receptionist. Her smile would always draw you in and her soft spoken-ness would keep you there. Sometimes God picks earthly flowers to see them up close in Heaven. Annie is with Him now, waiting on the rest of us. May the family be comforted in that knowledge. You loved her, but God loved her best.

  7. William L Twitty and family, Raleigh NC

    Collins family,

    Praying God grant each of you comfort, peace and encouragement. Be Encouraged Psalms 121.

    Mrs. Anna and I were coworkers at Central Benefits Blue Cross and Blue Shields and she was always a source encouragement and an ambassador for Jesus Christ. Rest In Heavenly Peace Mrs. Anna and well done thy good and faithful servant!

    God bless,

    -William L Twitty and family, Raleigh NC

  8. My condolences to my husband’s family! Please know that during this difficult time that the family is in my thoughts and prayers , Potsey will definitely be missed. Much love , Sincerely yours Arlinda Taylor ♥️♥️♥️

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