Amanda Lee Collins, born March 7, 1980, received her faithful reward on March 10, 2015. She will be missed greatly but we choose to celebrate her life today with friends and family.
Amanda’s life would seem short to many, but those who were touched by her understand that life is about quality of experience and far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.
Her gentle spirit, her kindness, her smile could melt your heart. She spoke sincerely because she was most sincere. She was real. She was your friend and cared for you. We remember her heartfelt giving, her thoughtfulness and generosity.
Although Amanda’s illness took her from us, she possessed strength, perseverance, and the ability to overcome incredible personal odds and challenges. A fighter! We need to respect and remember that about her. She tried very hard to overcome the challenges she faced.
Amanda was an artist. She loved to draw, paint and design. She enjoyed graphic and web design and was very tech savvy and developed pristine administrative skills. Amanda’s life story is not about “things” but about sharing and giving to others.
Amanda loved animals and had more than her share of gerbils, cats and dogs for pets. She spoiled her cats extensively.
We are reminded with Amanda’s passing that life is to be celebrated. Although we will miss her every day, we will also remember her life, her charm and her love for others. She will remain in our hearts forever. It has been a privilege to have Amanda as a daughter, sister, aunt and friend.
Amanda is survived by her parents, Larry and Marsha Collins of Mason, Ohio; her two adoring sisters: Lauren (husband, Derek) Yankoff of Lebanon, Ohio and Rebecca (husband, Chris) Thamann of Mason, Ohio; grandmother Doris Collins from Somerset, Kentucky; two aunts; three uncles; many cousins and niece Maddy Yankoff and three nephews: Leydn Yankoff, Vann Yankoff and Jack Thamann.
Service is PRIVATE. Family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Amanda Lee Collins be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI.org)