February 1, 1927 – June 20, 2017
Mrs. Annie Collins Dobbins, 90, of Matthews, NC, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, the 20th of June 2017 at Novant Health Presbyterian – Matthews.
She was born the 1st of February 1927 in Boonville, NC, one of six children to the late James William Collins and Flora Wishon Collins. Mrs. Dobbins was a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church and former member of Winston Salem Friends Meeting and Deep Creek Friends Meeting. She retired from Lucent Technologies in 1989 after 40 years of service.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, the 24th of June 2017 at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in Bigham Hall at the church. Mrs. Dobbins is survived by her two daughters: Cindy D. Seikaly and her husband, Roy of Norcross, GA and Lisa D. Newton and her husband, Richard of Mint Hill, NC; four grandchildren: Tyler Wilkes and wife, Heather of Tate, GA, Elliot Wilkes of Norcross, GA; Augusta Newton of Charlotte, NC and Kathryn Newton of Wilmington, NC and a sister-in-law, Josephine Collins Goins of Mt. Airy, NC and nieces and nephews: Kathy Black, Roger Collins, Linda Beard, Ronnie Collins, Phyllis Collins, Jamie Sparks, Jean Moxley, Barbara Roberts, Dale Parker, Tony Reece, Judy Reece, Twinkle Ireland, Tim Collins and Teena Macemore.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lawrence E. Dobbins; three brothers: Gurney, Roy and James Collins, Jr. and two sisters: Ethel Parker and Mamie Reece and a niece, Gloria Dean Bowman. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Rd., Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209