Lilla Ann Collier
Right before noon on Sunday, 19 October, one of the most beautiful lives that has ever been lived came to a graceful and peaceful conclusion. Lilla was surrounded by the members of her family who lovingly attended her final needs and gratefully returned her to the angels. Lilla rejoined her daughter, Laura Wortham, who preceded her in death. She is sur vived by a large, loving family: Her mother and father, Mildred and Carroll Collier; Her daughter and son-in-law, Jonna and George Thixton; her grandchildren, Grant and Bailey Thixton; Her daughter and sonin- law, Lesli and Mickey Bruce; her grandchildren, Lydia and Elam Bruce; Her son and daughter-inlaw, Jayson and Memory Wortham; her grandchildren, Ian, Eva, and Elle Wortham; Her stepdaughter Naomi Tune; Her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Sarah and James Lassen, her granddaughter Matilda; Her brother and sisterin- law, John and Shirley Collier; their children Kim and Shannon; Her sister Lori Collier; her children Stephanie, Mitchell, Anna, Clinton, and Charles; Her brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Barby Collier; their children Lindsey, Kristen, and Brooke; Her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Debbie Collier; their children Grace and David; Her brother and his life partner, Grant Collier and Dave Albright Her in-laws: Rosalyn Wor tham, her children Bret and Heath; Judy and Carl Eudy, their daughter Carla; Evelyn Wortham, her children Julie, Amy, and Angie; Joyce Sline, her children Gary and Brian Carol and Henry Wallace, their children Michelle and Ann Marie; Johnny and Sherr y Wor tham; Janet and Emelio Salinas; Her devoted husband, tom tune. Lilla was dedicated to her loving family. She de-lighted in preparing for the Thanksgiving feast and for her annual family reunion which was always planned down to the smallest detail. Lilla was proud to say that she worked at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. In a career that spanned over 25 years, she worked her way up from a part-time medical records clerk to become the head of the Media Department. She was respected and admired by all of her coworkers, from groundskeepers to administrators. She ended her life with all of the beauty, grace, and faith with which she had lived it. The angel of death found her ready, attended by her loving family, who surrendered her with tears of sadness and tears of joy. A Celebration of Life/ Memorial Service and Pot Luck Dinner will be held at the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church of Forney on 23 November 2014, beginning at 2PM. Lilla’s family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.