Sarah Amelia Collins

April 29, 1943 - April 14, 2010
Sarah Amelia Collins


Sarah Amelia Elwell Moore Collins born April 29, 1943 in Fort Myers, Florida to Iris and Max Elwell passed Wednesday April 14, 2010.

She lived in Wilmington since 1945. Amelia touched many lives through her volunteer work with Boy Scouts of America and the PTA at Sunset Park & Gregory Schools. She graduated with her Nursing Degree in 1983 and worked in various roles, but specialized in Geriatrics. She was a Mama to many who needed a shoulder and through the years adopted many children into her heart and home.

She was survived by her children and grandchildren; Larry & Linda (Malone) Moore, Peggy Ann & Dennis Uncaford with Raven Soap, Ray Collins Jr. & Dana Long, Cindy & Matt Phelps with Joseph & Jessica, Andrea & Qasim Mohammad with Jacob & Layla. Her children in heart and in love Nisreen & Glenn Abramson with Elizabeth, Shereen & Raymond Pickett with Zack & Brittaney, Mike McCarley, Kevin Walker, John Pittman, Kathy McFee Richardson and Nadeen Helou. She is also survived by her loving and devoted sisters and their families; Phyllis Boyd of Wilmington, Phoebe Peterson of Whiteville, Yovnne Raynor of Leland, Alice Outlaw of Georgia, Pat & Jerry (brother) Cox of Alabama, 7 nieces and 5 nephews. Also survided by her brother-in law Clifford Collins and many nieces and nephews from Collins side.

Family & friends will be received on Saturday, April 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, at Wilmington Burial & Cremation Service. Graveside service to be held Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 3pm at Masonboro Baptist Church.

Please share memories, condolences and view Sarah’s movie at www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 16, 2010
    Tammy Rivenbark says:
    This is to the family of the one I loved and respected. I, as well as the Elwells only knew her as Amelia. We loved her with all our hearts.I have been touch by a beautiful person who would give you the last dollar she had, even if it meant she would go without. Some of you, I am sure knew that from experience.Aunt Amelia shared her love with the folks in the nursing home,the last home she knew. They were blessed... I will miss our long conversations, laughing and reminiscing of the funny experiences we shared when I stayed with her as a child and we played card games and do fun things on her miniscule income.I lOVE YOU AUNT AMELIA,from MIKE,HE MISSES HIS BABY Toots!I hope your following her last wishes, That is the deepest form of repect!!!

  • April 15, 2010
    Heather, Andy and Thomas Hurd says:
    We are saddened for your loss. Your mom was a kind soul and will be missed! Heather

  • April 15, 2010
    Johnnie Gore says:
    What a great video tribute. Lots of memories spent with Hammer, Bird, Andrea, Larry and MAMA in years past. May God bless you ALL during this time. RIP "MAMA AMELIA"!

  • April 15, 2010
    Diane H Mathis says:
    i am so sad but i know she has gone to a better place and we can hold on to our memories i pray that god will give you and your family peace at this time and that you rest in his arms know that we all love you diane mathis and family

  • April 15, 2010
    Diane H Mathis says:
    i am so sad but i know she has gone to a better place and we can hold on to our memories i pray that god will give you and your family peace at this time and that you rest in his arms know that we all love you diane mathis and family