Susan “Edith” Wamble Collins, age 95, passed into heaven on November 26, 2017. Edith was born to the late Grover and Nellie Mae Wamble on December 4, 1921 in Cairo, GA. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Roy C. Collins, Sr., and four younger siblings. As a young bride Edith moved to Atlanta with her husband Roy in 1941 from Cairo, GA; and later resided in Stone Mountain for 56 years, where she established many friendships. She worked at Rich’s briefly during World War II. She began her career as a dress maker which developed into a passion for creating wedding dreams for many brides. Edith is survived by her daughter, Susan M. Collins; son, Roy Jr. and wife, Nancy Collins; grandchildren, Tracy & Kimberly Cumbie, Roy, III & Kelly Collins, and Jeff & Carrie Collins; five great grandchildren, Callie, Sam, Tyler, Eli and Hyder; and a host of loving nieces and nephews. She had many talents and enjoyed sharing them with friends, neighbors and loved ones. Edith was a Lifetime member of the GFWC Stone Mountain Woman’s Club and active in Stone Mountain First Baptist Church until her health prevented her attendance. She will be remembered affectionately as Mama, Mother, Grandmother Edith and Aunt Edith. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Wages & Sons Funeral Directors Stone Mountain Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Dan Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the service hour. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Roy ,Nancy and family
    So sorry for your loss. You’re all in our prayers and thoughts .
    God Bless
    Carol ,Roger , Matt ,
    Andy and Angel Smith and sons

  2. We know there is a big reunion in heaven today. My family and I were blessed to have known her. Love and prayers to you and your family.

  3. Tracy, Kim and family. You are in our prayers at this time. May god give you all the strength and faith you need at this time.

  4. What an incredible woman and role model for us all. Aunt Edith you defined love and family for all that were fortunate enough to know you.

  5. Susan, Roy, Nancy, and family, you are in our hearts and prayers. Aunt Edith was a beautiful soul who added love, kindness, and beauty to our world. I’m grateful to have been in her family and circle of care and to have learned from her presence and ways. She is forever in my heart. Wishing you peace and comfort.

  6. Revelation 21:4
    And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  7. I loved Edith so very much. Initially getting to know her when I gave 11 year old Susan art lessons…weekly visits with her while Susan gave piano lessons to Michelle ……..her wise guidance with every sewing question I had through the years….MIchelle’s beautiful wedding and gown….the direction of Scott’s wedding….and the list goes on. All the ways she touched my life will remain with me through all my days. Her soft, sweet manner and precious smile is indelibly etched on my heart. I see her imprint in the lives of each of her family members. An incredible legacy. Love you all and am petitioning God to surround and comfort you.

  8. Dear Susan, Roy, Nancy, and family,

    We are so sorry about Aunt Edith’s death. She was a wonderful lady. We are thankful that we got to see her, and you, last summer. You are in our hearts and prayers.

    With love, Dan and Beth

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