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Shirley Sue BattsCollins

Shirley Sue Batts Collins, 76 years old, was escorted into the sky on Monday October 24, 2022 at 12:05 am in Covington, Louisiana. She was born on July 9, 1946 to Dennis and Nellie Tolbert Batts.

Sue’s life was made complete by her love for God and her family. She was surrounded by her love and by many friends.

Sue loved to cook special dishes for her friends and family, especially fried chicken and seafood. Not only was she an excellent cook, but she also loved to read and cross-stitch.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Bartley Joe (BJ) Batts and John Stanislaus (Rusty) Batts.

Sue is survived by her 57-year-old husband, Charles L. Collins; two sons, Bryan Ashley Collins and Charles Hubert Collins; five grandchildren, Benjamin Charles Collins, Zachary Pietro Collins, Elijah Hugh Collins, Mary Grace Collins, and Charles H. Collins II; and two great-grandchildren, Cole Benjamin Collins and Ayden Hugh Daenen. She is also survived by her brother Jack Dennis Batts and his wife Sue; and her sisters Darlene Batts Burt and husband Billy Ray, Jimmie Nell Biondo and Margaret (Maggie) Madrid. Also honoring Sue’s memory are Silvana Montagnino Collins, brother-in-law, Hugh M. Collins and wife Eileen, and John R. Collins and wife Susan, along with nieces, nephews and many friends.

Pallbearers chosen to treat Shirley with exceptional care and dignity are: Benjamin Charles Collins, Zachary Pietro Collins, Elijah Hugh Collins, Bryan Ashley Collins and Charles Hubert Collins.

The family would like to express their appreciation and love for the special care Sue has received over the past two years from staff at Key Home Health Care, PAM Specialty Hospital and St. Tammany Hospital Hospice.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial service on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the EJ Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W 21st Avenue, Covington, Louisiana, with the 9:00 a.m. visit until the service begins. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Drive, Slidell, LA 70460.

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