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 and son, William E. Collins II.

Anna was educated in the Columbus Public School system, where she graduated from Central Highschool, class of 67.’ Anna was on the homecoming court and was a majorette for Central Highschool, 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 her husband, William E. Collins Sr; daughter, Kenya Collins; brother, Dwight Hudson; grandson, Kylan Collins; sister-in-law, Evelyn Street; special cousins, George (Arlinda) Taylor, Denise (Teddy) Poindexter, Felecia (Michael) Harrison, Charles (Debbie) Roddy, and Linda (Jeffery) Bennett; special friend, Sheila Henderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Interment at Union Cemetery.

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. 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

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