Dorothy Geraldine (Bordeaux) Collins

October 1, 1940 - July 24, 2019
Dorothy Geraldine (Bordeaux) Collins


Dorothy Geraldine (Bordeaux) Collins of Wilmington, N.C., 78, passed away peacefully at home, after a long illness, on July 24th 2019.

Dorothy was born in Wilmington Oct. 1st, 1940., daughter of the late Alexander Russell Bordeaux & Dorothy Spooner Bordeaux Cunningham. She later moved to Fultonville, N.Y., with her husband James, where she raised her family and spent many years employed by the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District. Dorothy had a love for people and she could be a friend to anyone. She was a kind hearted loving wife & mother, who read the Bible and enjoyed attending Church., and she will be missed by many.

Dorothy is survived by her husband James E. Collins, her children James, William, David, Brenda, Janet, and Holly, with sons-in law Peter and Ronald, her grandchildren Justin, Ashley, Paige, Rachel, Joseph, Alexandra and Nathan, and her great grandchildren Bella, James, Aiden and Logan, with nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, and by her sister Sandra K. Smith of Wilmington.

Visitation will be held on July 30, 2019 at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 South 41st. Street, Wilmington, NC. Burial internment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to The Peace Baptist Church in Wilmington, N.C.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • August 14, 2019
    Betsy Saltsman lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2019 at 8:54:50 PM

  • August 14, 2019
    Mary Pollak Gordon says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your lovely, sweet, kind mom as I was a teacher at FFCS for many years. May she Rest In Peace.

  • August 14, 2019
    Michael Campos says:
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Collins. She was a hard working and friendly part of the FFCS community and my condolences go out to her family on her passing.

  • August 14, 2019
    Janet Medlin says:
    Thinking of you during these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • August 15, 2019
    Justin Collins says:
    I love you Grandma Collins. I wish we had more time together. Your great-granddaughter Isabella loves you and Wishes the same.