Patience Collins passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 4, 2020. She was born May 5, 1967 in Pensacola, Florida to Donald and Wilma Pierce. As a Pensacola native, she attended Tate High School and University of West FL receiving her bachelor's in education and devoted her career to special education and computer sciences.
She is survived by her husband, Eric Collins, daughter, Toni (Drew) Hodson; sons Eric and Nicholas (Crystal) Collins; grandchildren Aubrie, Elijah, Aaliyah, and Oliver; her mother, Wilma Pierce; sisters, Robin (Gary) Dryer and Donna (Bryan) Lawson; and many nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Pierce.
She loved spending time with her family and being with her grandchildren. She is loved and dearly missed by her family and friends.