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Christabel Simmons Collins

September 15, 1933 ~ July 2, 2020 (age 86)

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Christabel Simmons Collins, 86, formerly of Beaufort, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Open Arms Retirement Center in Raeford, NC.

Her funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Richard Patterson. Interment will take place at Gethsemane Memorial Park. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through Christabel’s obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website..

Christabel was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Beaufort.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary A. Penawell and husband, Roger of Flora, MS, Doris Louise Snead of Apex, and Patricia Seams and husband, Ricardo Seams, Sr. of Fayetteville; son, Leon Gilbert, Jr. of Florida; grandchildren, Marissa Jenkins, Christina Barrow, Brent Bell, Felecia Hansford, William Gibbs, Jr., and Montressa Gilbert; and great-grandchildren, Nequa Godette, Edward Jenkins, II, Kaitlyn Bell, Cedric Hansford, Jr., William H. Gibbs, III, Kiara S. Gibbs, Kianna N. Gibbs  McKinney R. Gibbs, Davante Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Wooten; ; mother, Lillie Mae Simmons Morris; sister, Emma Blango; and brothers, Joe Lewis Fisher and Harold Lloyd Fisher.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. prior to the service at Munden Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 2069, Beaufort, NC 28516 or the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Dr, Greenville, NC 27834.   

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. in Morehead City, N.C.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Christabel Simmons Collins, please visit our floral store.


July 11, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Funeral Service
July 11, 2020

12:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Private Interment Following Funeral Service
July 11, 2020

Gethsemane Memorial Park
700 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570


First Free Will Baptist Church, Beaufort
PO Box 2069, Beaufort NC 28516

American Cancer Society
930-B Wellness Dr., Greenville NC 27834
Tel: 1-252-695-6143
Web: https://donate3.cancer.org/?campaign=hopelodgegreenville&_ga=2.104275652.559802044.1548540435-722785

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