Jo Ellen Nicholson Collins
December 6, 1974 - October 14, 2019
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston
209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2832 | Map
Thursday 10/17, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston
209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2832 | Map
Friday 10/18, 10:00 am

Funeral services for Jo Ellen Nicholson Collins, 44, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. The family will receive guests from 5-8 PM Thursday, October 17 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Jimmy Hennigan will officiate.Jo Ellen was born on…

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Jenn Johnson left a message on October 18, 2019:
Jo Ellen was such a great person. We first met working together and continued to be friends through the years. She was always so helpful and au k a wonderful friend. I had the pleasure of meeting one of her son's and he is just like her. She was truly a light ok the room I know she will be greatly missed. Ryan I will continue praying for you and your family during this time.
SCOTTY AND TAMMY KNOWLES left a message on October 17, 2019:
SENDING PRAYERS AND COMFORT AND A BIG HUG RYAN. LOVE YOU LOTS
Bill and Pennie Rhodes left a message on October 17, 2019:
Sorry for your loss! Praying for you Ryan and your family. Bill and Pennie Rhodes
Cristy Booth left a message on October 17, 2019:
We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the families and strength in the days to come.
Missy Nicholson left a message on October 17, 2019:
I can still hear your sweet beautiful southern bell accent my beautiful cousin. You are truly missed. I still remember the day we both found out that we named our sons Cameron and I said great minds think alike. Family reunions will never be the same without you there
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Tommie Woods left a message on October 16, 2019:
We Thank You Lord For Sending Such A Sweet And Kindhearted Young Lady To Louisiana From Illinois To Share Your Love ❤️, Peace And Friendship To All Whom She Met. We Had A Lot Of Fun Days At Work Because Of Jo Ellen’s Viberate Smile And Big Bear Higgs! Rest In Peace Jo! You Fought The Good Fight, You Have Finished The Race! We Love ❤️ You, But God Loved You First And The Best! We Will Meet Again Someday On The Other Side Of Glory❤️❤️❤️❤️! Well Done Kiddo❤️❤️!
Anthony Jordan left a message on October 16, 2019:
I am very sorry for you loss, our condolence to everyone, our thoughts and prayers for all.
Susie & Buzz Baker left a message on October 16, 2019:
May you find comfort and peace having Jo Ellen live on in your hearts and precious memories.
Al and Janice Sanders left a message on October 16, 2019:
Praying for the Collins family. Love Al and Janice
Nelda Phillips left a message on October 16, 2019:
I cannot express the sadness I feel for your loss and the path of sorrow you are now walking Such a beautiful person gone too soon with love and prayers Nelda (Randy's Mama,).
Tommie Woods left a message on October 16, 2019:
Transportation Crew From The Old Health And Ruston Fire Fighters. Tommie Woods, Jeff Smith, E T Bass, Ronald Taylor, Jerry Owens, Mike “Tick” Carswell And Keith Odom
Vicki left a message on October 16, 2019:
Ryan and Family, we are so very sorry for the untimely passing of your dear wife and loved one. We will keep you all in our prayers. Gods Bless you all.Sincerely, Leon and Vicki Staples
Steve Kemper left a message on October 16, 2019:
Words can't begin to express the sadness Cathy and I feel for you. I could never say enough about the wonderful person she was. I pray that God will fill your hearts with beautiful memories and help you to survive this time of grief and sorrow. Heaven has gained a most precious angel. Steve & Cathy
Adriene Nelson left a message on October 16, 2019:
This family has lost a loving daughter, sister, aunt and one of the best Moms and Grandmothers around and my heart hurts for and with you!I can’t express how much I hate that you are having to go through this but I will continue to pray for your strength and understanding of it all!! Be strong, love your friends, Adriene, Jennifer, Angel & Nicholas Nelson
Anne Reynolds left a message on October 16, 2019:
I'm so very sorry for your lost Jo Ellen was a very sweet good hearted person,she loved and try to help everyone she came in contact with if they need her help, she loved her children and grandchildren so much along with her husband and mother. She will be truly miss she was always there for me to help,or just to listen, Heaven has gained a very sweet beautiful angel RIP Jo love you so much
Ben Fedrick left a message on October 16, 2019:
So sorry for your loss. One of the sweetest girls I know.
Maggie Brown left a message on October 16, 2019:
Shocked and saddened to say the least. Jo Ellen and I worked together for many many years at former Health South Rehab sharing the very same office space. She was a TREMENDOUS HELP TO ME in so many ways! We had very demanding, stressful, and frustrating jobs but we stuck in there because we knew we were helping people.It was also a wonderful place to work and we made many DEEP friendships that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Jo Ellen is one of those. We shared many good times but we also did the best we could to help each other thru some really SUPER hard times too.Ryan, I cannot begin to express how sorry I am to learn of this for you and your kids and now even grandkids ! Wow ! Grandkids ! II can only imagine how crazy about those she was ! I WILL CONTINUALLY PRAY FOR YOU AND ALL INVOLVED NOW AND IN THE TIMES AHEAD. LEAN ON GOD...AND TRUST HIM TO HELP YOU...AND HE WILL !MAGGIE
Elizabeth Beauvais left a message on October 16, 2019:
My heart and prayers go out to Jo Ellen’s husband, children, and close family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can take away the pain you all must feel, but please know there are many praying for you and thinking of all of you during this time.
Leah Lord left a message on October 16, 2019:
Praying for all of you.
Joe E. Holden left a message on October 16, 2019:
Hey this was unexpected for me. I didn't know her well, but I knew her from high school. Take care and I hope you'll bebalright soon. From what I knew, she was devoted and loving. My deepest condolences to her sisters!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jennifer Sadler Smith left a message on October 16, 2019:
Mr. David I’m so sorry the hear the loss of your daughter. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Tom Mushenski left a message on October 16, 2019:
I met Jo Ellen in 2016 when I was serving as CPT Ryan Collins' Executive Officer with 1020th EN CO. Although I did not know her very long, it was obvious that she was someone who was loved by all - especially Ryan. My deepest condolences to Ryan and the rest of the family.
Lori Henson left a message on October 15, 2019:
Jo Ellen was my first best friend in kindergarten, until I switched schools in 4th grade. We celebrated our birthdays, played at each others' houses, laughed and gossiped about boys. Sending so much love from myself and the Henson family in Paris. She was a bright and shining light. We will miss her and remember her always. Love to her precious family...
Suzanne McClung Herman left a message on October 15, 2019:
I am so very sorry for this loss to you and your family, Ryan. I am praying for you all.
Lisa and James Mcallister, New Zealand left a message on October 15, 2019:
Janes and I are so saddened of the news. We worked with Jo Ellen at HealthSouth Hospital in Ruston with fun memories of the awesome team. We are thinking of her family and children at this sad time
Olive E Barton left a message on October 15, 2019:
In heavenly memory of Jo Ellen.
Olive E Barton left a message on October 15, 2019:
I am so sorry to hear about this. I loved Jo Ellen so much! Praying for all the family!
Teri Vail Novak left a message on October 15, 2019:
RIP JoEllen... you was such a beautiful soul. Just loved you. Praying for your family
Neva Ann left a message on October 15, 2019:
My heart is heavy today, and I know yours is too. Words can't describe how sorry I am at this loss. You're in my prayers. As you go through this difficult time, remember that you are so loved. Jo will be missed by all! sending my love
Loretta (Cravens) Morgan left a message on October 15, 2019:
I am so sorry to hear about Jo Ellen!! I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!!
Shelley Hilburn Peak left a message on October 15, 2019:
I am in awe of the loss of JoEllen. It breaks my heart into a million pieces. I had the pleasure of knowing her for 30 years. She was always a bright and beautiful soul. I loved her so much. Fly high my beautiful friend.
Helen Smith left a message on October 15, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
Daniele Sherrill left a message on October 15, 2019:
Prayers for all of you. So sorry for your loss.
Daniele Sherrill left a message on October 15, 2019:
Prayers for all of you, so sorry for your loss
Brandy Moore Hammons left a message on October 15, 2019:
Prayers for everyone! JoEllen will be missed by so many. She was the rock in so many relationships. Those hugs and smiles will be missed by all. Love you all dearly! I will miss you girlie.
Kenny Quinn left a message on October 15, 2019:
Jo Ellen was truly a beautiful soul. She was the nicest person o e could encounter. My sincere condolences to her family and so truly sorry for your loss
Kaye Dillard left a message on October 15, 2019:
So very sad for your loss. My prayers are with you through this difficult time.
Jason Impson left a message on October 15, 2019:
Prayers for the family. The universe lost a great person but Heaven gained a amazing soul...
Andy left a message on October 15, 2019:
The planet misses your light Jo Ellen.I hope you're resting in the peace you so freely gave out.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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