Doris June Collier, 61, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Jackson.  June had been fighting cancer since September, 2015.

She was born June 27, 1954, in Anna, Illinois, to Ernest M. and Geraldine King Lunsford.

June attended Jackson High School.  She worked at the former Kroger Egg Plant and the former hosiery mill in Jackson, and Cape West Laundry.  In recent years, she enjoyed being a homemaker.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Loving survivors include her husband, Leanis Collier of Jackson; a son, Bradley (Mindy) Ruppel and their children of Scott City; four step-children, Chad Collier of Jackson, Aaron (Katie) Collier of Cape Girardeau, Cory (Stephanie) Collier of Tampa, Florida, Angela (Donny) Oakley of Little Rock, Arkansas; six step-grandchildren; five siblings, Nelson (the late Gracie) King, Brenda (the late Gary) Sides, Kathryn “Sue” (Mike) Stinson, Ricky (Judy) Lunsford, and Debra (the late Wes) Kinder, all of Jackson; four step-siblings, David E. (Annette) Laramore, Michael T. Laramore, both of Red Bud, Illinois., Dixie (Bernie) Clayton of O’Fallon, Missouri, Joyce Ann (Jim) Hundley of Waterloo, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Toney Lunsford; her step-father, Edward “Dick” Laramore; and a nephew, Brian Sides.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 4 to 8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be Friday, June 3, 2016, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nathan Eikenberry officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Fruitland.

For those choosing to make a memorial donation, the family suggests Pleasant Hill Cemetery or Millersville Baptist Church.

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  1. Willie Cotner Cheatham

    My condolence to the families for your loss, my prayers go out to the family and mah God be with all during your time of sorrow.
    Wilma Cotner/ Pulliam Cheatham
    Murphysboro, IL.

  2. Mark Morrill

    Thoughts and prayers with the family.

    God Bless.

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