Ethel McCollum

Ethel Lee McCollum

Aug 11, 1920 - Jun 9, 2020
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Ethel McCollum was born in Fayetteville, NC on August 11, 1920. She confessed her belief in Christ at an early age,

Ethel was later married to the late Johnny McCollum, Jr. and to this union one daughter was born, Barbara J. McCollum-Woods.

Mrs. McCollum received her Airline training in Washington, D.C. to become an Airline Steward. She graduated from E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, NC and also attended Fayetteville State College.

She was very active in church and was a life time member. She was a class leader, has been Vice President of the Steward Board, #1 member of NAACP, supervisor of the Junior Usher Board in 1993, Mother of the Year in 2003, Trailbrager Award 2019, Silent Soldier Award 2020, and Female Layman of the year in 1998, 2004, and 2005.

Mrs. McCollum was in Poinsettia Committee for 20 years. She truly loved her church and her family. Her hobbies were cooking, gardening, making the best sweet potato pies, and blueberry cobbler.

She loved to walk and has taken the hill at Ottawa Park three times. Only Greg Meredith can tell you about the ride on his Harley motorcycle. She is noted for her famous greens, mustard, turnips, and collard all mixed together.

Mrs. McCollum had one sister and two brothers that preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughter, Barbara J. McCollum-Woods; Goddaughters, Maxine Gillespie and Nevaeh Harris; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Frannie Harris, Pearl Harris, Margaret, Jackie Maklin, Theo Simmons, Challice Cooperwood, Rose Day, and Mrs. Maurie Simmons.
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    June 26, 2020 | 3:00pm
    June 26, 2020 3:00pm
    Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
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Louise Green

Posted at 09:36pm
Barbara Jean, may the god of comfort bring you the peace that passes all understanding and the assurances of his loving presence during this time. God will give you peace and strength just wait on him.
Little Louise Green

Daisy Raines McCollum Family

Posted at 01:52pm
God blessed Aunt Ethel with a long and blessed life. She will be dearly missed by her family in North Carolina. Barbara Jean you are in our prayers.
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Martha Turner

Posted at 12:28pm
Barbara you have my sincere sympathy your mom has left a void in this community and especially at Warren AME Church may God continue to bless you

Gwendolyn E.March Jones

Posted at 09:18pm
May your heart find comfort knowing that your love one is at home with the Love
Love your cousin Gwendolyn E.March Jones & Family

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