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Debra Lynn Roberts Collins, 69, of Savannah, Georgia, and wife of James “Jim” H. Collins, passed away Wednesday evening, August 31, 2022, at Memorial University Medical Center.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Frankie Roberts. Debra worked for many years as a receptionist. Debbie enjoyed planting and growing flowers in her front & back yard which brought her great joy. Debbie in jest was often called the “Cat Lady” as she enjoyed her cats & loved them dearly. She was a five year member of the Mended Hearts Association who visited heart procedure patients. Her gift of gab suited her well when she visited hospital patients uplifting their spirits post procedure. To say she was a real ‘People Person” is an understatement. Debbie certainly was the type that never met a stranger. Kudos to Debbie for making her husband Jim a much much better man.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ron Roberts.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, James “Jim” H. Collins; siblings, Donald “Don” Roberts (Heidi), Glenda Mullins (Wesley); sister-in-law, Suzy Roberts and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, September 6, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

In lieu of flowers please donate in her memory to the Mended Hearts Association Chapter 407/Memorial Hospital or to the local Humane Society.

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  1. Preston Edwards says:

    So sorry to hear. Y’all will be in our prayers.

  2. Janet Lovett Flowers says:

    I will never forget the good times we had in high school! Praying God’s Comfort and Peace for you all, Jim, Glenda, Donnie and all of Debbie’s precious family!

  3. Everette Ragan says:

    May you Rest In Peace and God comfort your family!❤️

  4. Brenda Johnson Clemmons says:

    I was so shocked by this news. I just saw where she sent me birthday wishes. We had some really good times in high school and years after that. I loved her. I’m going to miss her.

  5. Susan U Morgan says:

    I am so sad and shocked….another great lady gone way too soon! Prayers sent to her friends and family……

  6. Herbert Hilderbrand says:

    Debbie, and I served together as volunteers at Memorial Hospital with Mended Hearts. We visited heart patients at the hospital. She loved Mended Hearts, and the patients she went to see. We talked to, and encouraged patients who had a heart related problem. Over the last few years we became close friends. I will miss her as will all the people in the Cardiac Gym, and the nurses she came in contact with each week.

  7. Gene & Shannon Hecklinger says:

    We are so sad to hear about Debbie’s sudden passing. Debbie was always a loving family member, always kind and sweet. She will be sadly missed. Love and prayers for her husband Jim and the rest of her family.

  8. Liz Purdee says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Liz Purdee

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