Mrs. Clatie McLean Collins, age 86, Johnson City, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021
at Cambridge House, Bristol TN.
Mrs. Collins was born in Kannapolis, NC., daughter of the late Charles & Myrtle
Baldwin McLean. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Collins Sr, &
daughter, Jane Eddy, brothers Robert and Charles McLean and sister and brother-in-law,
Jurell & Kyle Beal.
Clatie, was actively involved in the healthcare field for more than 40 years. She was the
director of health information management programs at Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem
NC. and Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC. She also spent many years with
Indian Path Hospital, Kingsport TN. Her final tenure was the opening and administration
of the King Fahad Hospital, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. From their base in Riyadh she, her
husband and many international friends traveled the world. She had a love for family,
new destinations, gardening and cooking and always enjoyed introducing her friends and
family to new cuisine.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Cecil & Nora McLean, a sister and
brother-in-law, Ann & George Kemp, son and daughter-in-law, Joseph B.”Breck” Jr. &
Linda Collins, Denver, NC; son-in-law, Mike Eddy & wife Debbie, Johnson City, TN;
grandchildren, Kellie Collins, Jordan Eddy, Breck Collins, Leah Eddy, and Wesley
Collins; and great-grandchildren Garrett, Peyton and Valen.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff and caregivers of
The Courtyards Senior Living, Cambridge House, and Avalon Hospice for their
wonderful loving care.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:30 pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Chaplain Gary Knapp officiating. Interment services will follow at 2:00 pm at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions we are unable to have a traditional gathering for Clatie. You are welcome to join us via youtube, put Dillow Taylor Funeral Home in the search bar. Please tune in at 12:25 pm Wednesday just prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Northeast Tennessee
Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Cancer
Society at 508 Princeton Rd #102, Johnson City, TN 37601.
It saddens use that you had to leave us. I loved talking to you and watching changes every day. Your family is in my prayers. As you move on up to wait for them. God Bless each and every one you have touched over your life. We will Miss you sweet Clatie. Love Beverly LPN
Sending prayers love and hugs to all the family. Breck she was a special lady. I know you “lost” who she was several years ago but I know you are still grieving but getting comfort knowing she is up there with your dad and all the other Monk family celebrating with her
Miss Clatie was a wonderful friend of my Mother, Eloise Charboneau, at the Courtyards for Senior Living where they both resided. She was a delight and I loved her independent spirit. She used to check on Mom every day and adjust her clothing until it was "just right". My sincere condolences to the family and those who loved her. I would like to share my favorite prayer in her honor:
"O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.