Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nettie Mae Collins

Ms. Nettie Mae Collins, 71, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Winston Medical Center Hospital in Louisville, Mississippi. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Nettie Mae was born February 6, 1946, in Starkville, Mississippi, to Barney and Myrtle Bassett Holdiness. During her career, she worked in retail sales. She was also an avid reader and loved working in her flowers.

She was a devoted mother to her son, Joe Collins and wife, Marcie, of Houston, Texas; and a loving sister to her brother, Eddie Joe Holdiness (Debbie). She is also survived by two nieces, Christy Dempsey and husband, Jason; and Amanda Keeton; and her nephew, John Kinard and wife, Stephanie. Nettie Mae was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Holdiness and Charlotte Kinard; and her brother, William Holdiness.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at