ORANGEBURG -- Funeral services for Mae Frances Carroll Parham Collins, 71, of Orangeburg and formerly of Bamberg, will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at St. Phillips Episcopal Church on the campus of Voorhees College, Denmark. The Omega Omega service will be held at 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will follow in Bamberg Memory Gardens.
She died Friday, Feb. 9, at the Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Collins was born April 17, 1946, to the late Francis “Frank” and Maggie Mae Simpkins Carroll in Bamberg. She was the second of six children. Frances accepted the Lord at an early age and became a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Bamberg, and later joined St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, Denmark. Educated in the Bamberg public schools, she was a graduate of Richard Carroll High School class of 1964. Frances relocated to Long Beach, N.Y., where she resided for a number of years. On returning to her home town, in May 1980 she completed her bachelor's degree in business admin from Voorhees College, Denmark. In further pursuit of her education, she and her husband both received their master's degrees. Francis worked on the campus of Voorhees College for several years. On moving to Orangeburg, she was employed as a social service assistant at the Department of Social Services. Frances not only was known for her skills as an accomplished artist, but also a cook and a seamstress for many people in the surrounding area. She was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Jack and Jill of America Inc. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Koshia Parham.
Survivors include her husband, Goler Livingstone Collins Jr. of the home; one son, Coler Livingstone Collins III (Sudah) of Columbia; three sisters, Sandra R Collins of Irmo, Florence E. Rahming (Michael) and Mildred Carroll, all of the Bronx, N.Y.; two brothers, Leonard E. Carroll (Gladys) of Palm Coast, Fla., and Lewis A. Carroll (Gertrude) of Irmo; grandchildren, LaCaria Parham, Kalab Thomas and Kamar Thomas, all of Orangeburg, and Goler Collins IV, Ameerah Collins, Garran Collins of Columbia; a special friend, Judy Stokes of Orangeburg.
Carroll Mortuary of Bamberg will be in charge of the services. Friends may call at the home of her cousin, Lynette Bartley, 897 Highland Grove Ave., Orangeburg, SC 29115, or the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church fellowship hall after the burial.