Dolores Virginia Collier, age 87, of Dallas, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 27, 1935 in Atlanta, GA to Fred and Virgina (Jenny) Estes.
She met the love of her life, Ray Collier when she was 15 years old and they married July 11, 1953. They were happily married for 67 years. Ray and Dolores owned Collier Office Equipment in Mableton, GA and ran a successful family business together for 46 years.
Dolores was a loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother & friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She loved family gatherings especially the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter. She enjoyed serving as a gracious hostess to all who came. Dolores loved being a grandmother and great grandmother and cherished the time spent with her family. She was a Godly woman and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Collier, Sr., parents, Fred & Virginia (Jenny) Estes, brother, Horace Estes and brother, Robert (Bobby) Estes.
Dolores is survived by her daughter, Diane Manous and her husband Richard, Dallas, GA, daughter, Charlene Burnham and her husband Tim, Defuniak Springs, FL, daughter, Susan Parks and her husband Patrick, Murphy, NC, son, Ray Collier, Jr., and his wife Gina, Dallas, GA, 12 grandchildren: Rachelle Beamer (Dave), Stephanie Rose (Andy), Tiffany Burnham, Brent Manous (Stephanie), Brad Burnham (Stephanie), Vicki Burnham, Ryan Manous (Karlee), Christine Burnham, Kayla Graham (Chase), Clint Collier (Ashley), Chaz Harris, Marenthia Harris, and 18 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm. Funeral Services for Mrs. Collier will be on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Clark Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 11:00am with Dr. Wayne Meadows and Reverend Tim Burnham officiating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery.
Clark Funeral Home is honored to care for the Collier family during this difficult time.