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Audrey Faye Goolsby Lemons Collins
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1933
Hickory Flat
Benton County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 2000
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Faye was born during the Great Depression. Her mother Ilene said they were so poor already they didn't notice a change. They were share croppers when Faye was born. Eventually Lonnie bought a sawmill, some land and a house. However on July 30. 1949 Faye married James Lemons and was on her way to building her own family. James had been in the Army during and just at the end of WWII and rejoined in 1953.
In April 1955, this country girl went to Bordeaux France with 4 children from age 9 mths to 4 years. She later said she felt it was the best time of her life. She visited such memorable places like the grotto at Lourdes. She would often speak about the crutches and canes hanging on the grotto walls, left by people who had been cured. In the next ten years she and James traveled from France to White Plains, NY to Boston, Mass. to Lawton, Okla. and back and forth to Miss. during this time they had 4 more children.
She divorced James in January 1967 and married Gordon Collins in Nov 1967. She and Gordon had two children.
Gordon died from burns he received when their home caught fire in Nov. 1974.
Faye eventually moved to Memphis in 1995, where she could be closer to her doctors and a daughter who helped care for her.
She truly loved her children. She said one day,she wished it was okay to say she loved and liked all her children the same amount, but liked them in different ways. Just as she did her siblings. It is very difficult for a mother of 10 to reach out to all her children.
Faye's father, Lonnie, whom she loved dearly, died in 1990 of cancer and heart disease. Her mother died just two month before she did.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lonnie Goolsby (1909 - 1990)
  Lily Ileene Rhodes Goolsby (1916 - 2000)
 
 Spouses:
  James Willie Lemons (1927 - 1998)
  Gordon Charles Collins (1924 - 1973)
 
 Children:
  Mary Nan Lemons (____ - 2012)*
  Lonnie Ray Lemons (1960 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Audrey Faye Goolsby Lemons Collins (1933 - 2000)
  Bennie Ray Goolsby (1940 - 2008)*
  Billy Arnold Goolsby (1944 - 2004)*
  Patricia Ann Goolsby Lowry Morse (1951 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In my father's house there are many mansions
I go to prepare a place for you. John 14.2
There, thanks to the Grace of God, am I.
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove (Benton County)
Benton County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Nan and Patty
Record added: May 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51932213
Audrey Faye <i>Goolsby Lemons</i> Collins
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Audrey Faye <i>Goolsby Lemons</i> Collins
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Audrey Faye <i>Goolsby Lemons</i> Collins
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