In Loving

Barbara Jane Collins

August 31, 1942 – October 18, 2021

On Monday, October 18, 2021, Barbara Jane Collins, a loving mother of 5 children, passed away at the age of 79. Barbara was born on August 31, 1942, in Northhampton, Massachusetts to Alfred and Rita Messeck.

She married James W. Clark Jr. and had three children, James W Clark III, Michele Clark, and Lori Lynn Clark (who passed away in 2004).

She married William H. Collins Jr., then she had two more children, William H. Collins III and Tabitha A. (Collins) Stetler.

She grew up with a passion for sewing and crocheting, as she enjoyed providing extra special gifts for her family and friends. Her hospital family was held close to her heart and work became a joy for her. She loved to follow NASCAR, her all-time favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Jr. She loved her cats, but mostly wanted to spend time with her family.

She had 6 grandchildren, Christina Neely, Megan Wells, Jessica Neely, James “Wesley” Clark IV, Amanda (Clark) Robinson, and Conner Stetler; and 6 great-grandchildren who ALL filled her heart with joy and blessings.

A memorial where respects can be shared will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Springfield Park 4600 Springfield Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 from 12 noon until 5. Light food and drinks will be shared. Condolences may be made to the online guest book available at



Springfield Park

4600 Springfield Rd.

Glen Allen, VA 23060


Saturday, November 6, 2021


12:00pm – 5:00pm

View Map & Directions



One Comment

  1. Judy Coghill October 29, 2021 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    One of the sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You will be missed, Barbara. But I know you are in heaven having the time of your life.

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