Joyce Bowen Collins

June 23, 1936 - December 1, 2016
Joyce Bowen Collins


Joyce (Bowen) Collins age 80, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

She was born on June 23, 1936, the daughter of the late Eugene and Ruby Evans Bowen

For over 25 years she worked for Dupont as an Accountant. When she retired she went to work for H.& R. Block in Wilmington.

She also attended UNCW to further her education by taking a variety of educational courses.

Joyce enjoyed horseback riding, reading and writing, a day at the beach, and tennis . Her love was her family and friends.

Joyce will be remembered as an incredibly thoughtful and kind person. She always put others before herself and was the first to lend a hand.

She is survived by her son Keith and his wife Cheryl Collins of Wilmington, two daughters; Rhonda Harden and Sondra Waters both of Wilmington.
one brother; Gaither Deitz of Wilmington, two sisters; Jean and her husband R. H. Whitman and Senie Blume both of Wilmington, four grandchildren; Joshua Harden, Ashton Harden, Daniel Collins, and Amber Collins.

Her special love was her dog “Sweetie Pie”

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • December 02, 2016
    sondra lit a candle:
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  • December 02, 2016
    sondra says:
    Bowen not Collins

  • December 03, 2016
    Kim Whitman lit a candle:
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  • December 03, 2016
    Becca Beitel says:
    Dear Rhonda, Sondra and family, Sending much love and wishing you many fond memories of your Mom. Thinking of you all. Hugs, Becca

  • December 03, 2016
    Terry Marie Whitman says:
    Thinking of you all and holding you close in prayer at this time. Love you all! Sweet Aunt Joyce will be missed!