Peter Collins, Jr., age 75 of Browns Mills, NJ, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2007 at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, NJ. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, he was a member of the Drum Corp, Newark, NJ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. Peter retired from the Singer Sewing Machine Factory, ELIZABETH, NJ. Peter was also a former historian of the American Legion Post #509, Westampton, NJ and was formerly employed by the Juvenile Detention Center, Pemberton, NJ. and the Burlington County Library on Woodlane Rd. Westampton New Jersey.He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Lorraine Lane Collins; two children, Linda Lane of Burlington, NJ and Ronald Randolph of Houston, TX; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Harris of East Orange, NJ; sister-in-law, Elva Beverett of Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2007, 11 AM, at the St. Mark's Baptist Church, 545 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills, NJ, where relatives and friends may call from 9 AM until time of service. Interment Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. Ministry of comfort provided by the W. R. WOODY FUNERAL HOME,Burlington, NJ.
Lorraine Thelma (Lane) Collins was born April 21, 1931 to the late e Newark City Public School System. After receiving her Nurse's Aide Certification through the Veterans Administration of East Orange, NJ. Lorraine worked in Overbrook a prestigious hospital in North Jersey (no longer in existences). In 1974 our beloved Lorraine received a certification by the Essex County Probation Department for volunteer work with juveniles and young adult offenders the Essex County Probation Department for volunteer work with juveniles and young adult offenders. In 1974 our beloved Lorraine received a certification by the Essex County Probation Department for volunteer work with juveniles and young adult offenders. The training she received prepared her for her move to South Jersey, where she continued to work in the health care industry. From 1990-2007 Lorraine worked with the NJ State Department of Human Services, where she opened her home to those suffering with mental challenges. When she was no longer physically able to continue her services, Lorraine volunteered at Buttonwood Hospital in Pemberton, NJ until she became ill. Lorraine was a member of the-Far West Chapter No. 482, order of the Eastern Star, Copperas Cove, TX. She was also a member of the American Legion Post509 Auxiliary of Westampton Township, NJ. Our beloved Lorraine had many talents. She not only had a heart for helping people, she was an excellent cook, and she had a green thumb and loved her garden. She was in her comfort zone when she was sewing, knitting or crocheting. Lorraine "Pinky" answered the Lord's call to salvation in recent months. She has made 'peace with our Lord and the world. She was a loving mother and friend to all who knew her. Lorraine leaves to cherish her memory one sister Elva; three adult children, John, Linda, Ronald. Two grandchildren, Dushant and Richard; Three great grandchildren, Meisha, Emery and Darion. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many Love ones.