Sara Collins, MD

October 3, 1948 - April 4, 2012
Sara Collins, MD

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Sara Heath Collins, MD, age 63 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

She was born in Monroe, NC on October 3, 1948.

Sara is an alumnus of UNC Greensboro and received her doctor of medicine from UNC Chapel Hill. During residency, she specialized in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University of SC and rose to Chief Resident her final year. Dr. Sara Collins’s distinguished, professional career spanned for over 20 years in Wilmington. She was an acknowledged Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Collins cherished coastal living, fishing, traveling and enjoying time with her family and friends.

She is survived by three children, Josh Lee and wife Kelly, Jay Lee and Chris Lee and wife Christine; two grandsons, Calyb Richmond and Jonathan Lee. She is also survived by her parents, Sara and James L. Collins of Marshville, NC, and her brother Luke Collins and wife Roberta of Wingate, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( or The National Marrow Donor Program (

A memorial service will be held 11 am Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Port City Community Church in Wilmington.

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  • April 07, 2012
    Nancy Avant says:
    Dear Collins Family, words can not prevent the pain that you are feeling now. Just know that Dr. Collins was the "best" and I wish you peace in the coming weeks & months.

  • April 09, 2012
    Myra Ball says:
    Was shocked to hear about Sara's death. We (Dave & I) have been out of touch for so very long. I thought the world of Sara and her son, Josh. My deepest sympathy. Myra Ball

  • April 08, 2012
    Lisa Massey says:
    Thanks for saving my life...

  • April 08, 2012
    Evonne Parker says:
    Dr. Collins was not just your doctor she became your friend. She took time to get to know you and really cared. She will be greatly missed.