A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Ruby Lee Collier of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2019, will be held on Saturday, December 21st, 2:00 p.m. at Reborn Christian Fellowship Center, 3101 E. Lake Ave., Pastor John Jerelds, officiating. The interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Ruby was born February 26, 1931 in Cuthbert, Georgia to the late Fletcher and Emma (Johnson) Owens. Ruby relocated from Newark, New Jersey in 1973. She was employed with Burry Cookie Company. She then moved to Tampa, Florida, where she was employed with Honeywell Electronic Company as an assembler, until retirement. She was a member of Reborn Christian Fellowship Center and she was a gardener and loved flowers and working in her garden. Ruby and her late husband, James A. Collier were entrepreneurs, owning a Commercial Cleaning Service. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Collier; parents, Fletcher and Emma Johnson and stepmother, Mattie Sampson Owens; sisters, Emma Grooms and Annie B. Owens and brothers, Fletcher, Eugene and James Owens. She leaves to cherish her memories, daughters, Cassandra Frazier, Alice Mallett and Elaine Pierson; granddaughters, Ivie and Khari Frazier; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Owens and Nita and husband; nieces, W. Louise Holder (Bennie), Ruby Owens, Patricia Jones and Sandra Rockeymore (Henry); nephews, Anthony Owens (Jeanette), Carl Owens, Fletcher Owens and Arthur Grooms; and other loving family members. The visitation will be held Saturday one hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the church. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church for the service.
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