Martha was born on February 15th, 1879, and departed this life February 3, 1966 making her stay here on
earth, 86 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
Sister Martha was united in marriage to Brother I. N. Collins, May 27, 1898 and five children were born to this
Brother I. N. Collins, husband: two sons Arthur and Luther, one sister Mrs. Winnie Wright: eighteen
grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a very devoted wife, mother and
grand-mother and the greatest of all titles, an old mother of Israel, by the redemption of the blood of Jesus.
Sister Collins was for many years a faithful member of the Powell Regular Baptist Church. Sister Collins was
loyal to her church and a faithful attender as long as her health permitted. She was much loved by those who
knew her and her presence in the Powell Church will be greatly missed by the brothers and sisters.
To Arthur and Luther, let me say that it will pay you to consider the life your Mother lived before you and let
her God be your God. To the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, in-laws and family and friends of Sister Collins,
if you will, remember this one thing, and receive council from a friend. A Christian life is one of self denial. You
must leave the cares and pleasures of the world, be transformed by the renewing of your mind. In other words,
be born again, not of a corruptible seed but of an incorruptible that liveth and abideth forever. "Take up the cross
daily and follow me", says the Lord, and not man." It's a daily walk, friends. Again we hear the Lord saying,
"Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, not man, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Live as though
the Lord was coming today, and don't visit or go in the places would not want the Lord to find you when he comes
again, the second time without sin unto salvation. As much as lieth within you friends, live this life in honor and
glory to God our creator that you may be privileged to meet Mother again around the great White Throne where
there will be no more separations.
Written by an unworthy brother, in hope of eternal life, at the request of Brother I. N. Collins, the husband of
Sister Collins. Humbly,