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Joanne Collins

July 31, 1949 — October 27, 2022


JoAnne Brown Collins, born July 31, 1949, passed away peacefully after her battle with cancer on October 27, 2022, with her proudest accomplishment in life, her only child, Stephen (Cara) George Collins by her side.

She was 73. Devoted sister to Barbara (Paul) Bertolino, Nancy(Jessy) Grasso, and William (Valerie) Brown. Loved grandmother to Kendal Collins, and Caitlyn Collins. She is also survived by her nieces Linda Jean Coil, Lori Ann (Victor) Laurens, Melissa
Grasso, Lillie Brown and nephews Brian Grasso, Michael (Dawn) Grasso, Patrick Brown, and Devin Brown. Her father, Wilbur Brown, mother, Gladys Brown and sister Barbara Bertolino predeceased her and her stepmother, Virginia Brown lives in Fort Myers, FL.

JoAnne (“Jo”) was born in Englewood, New Jersey and grew up in East Meadow, New York. She graduated from East Meadow High School in 1967 and was Senior Prom Queen, Cheerleader, you name it. She moved from New York to Santa Barbara, California in 1971 where she met and wed Stephen Robb Collins, Steve’s father. Her travels then brought her and her son to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1987 followed by Atlanta, Georgia in 1995.

Anyone who knew JoAnne knew she loved to cook, and she did it extremely well. Her career was comprised of being a paralegal at various law firms as well as Delta Airlines. She retired in 2017 and found a new love working part-time at Atlanta Dance followed by Ballroom DanceTime in 2020.

Words cannot express how saddened we are to see you go from this world so soon but have comfort knowing you are
no longer in discomfort and Barb was waiting for you with open arms. We love you so much and you will be forever missed.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Canton Funeral Home and Cemetery located at 10655 E Cherokee Dr. Canton, GA 30115. A visitation will precede the memorial service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the same location.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider donating to help find a cure to cancer at American Cancer Society, Cancer Research Institute, or Stand Up To Cancer in her memory.

Canton Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joanne Collins.

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