Born January 13, 1930, was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Feb 10, 2019. Flo was born in Washington, DC, and moved to Hyattsville, MD, in 1941. She graduated from Hyattsville High School in 1947. She was married to Thomas P. Collins in July of 1947 and lived in Beltsville, MD, for 40 years. She retired in 1986 from The American Postal Workers Union Health Plan and moved to Ocean City, MD, in 1987.
Flo remained very active with her beloved family, church, fire service, and community. She was a devout member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Beltsville, MD, and Sound United Methodist Church in Selbyville, DE, and was a past president of the United Methodist Women. She was a den mother with the Cub Scouts for 11 years and active with the Boy Scouts, the PTA, and the Civil Air Patrol. Flo was a life member of the Beltsville VFD Company 31 and Laurel VFD Company 10 Ladies auxiliaries, the MSFA Ladies Auxiliary Convention Chair, past president of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association Ladies Auxiliary, and past president of the Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue Association Ladies Auxiliary. She was also inducted into the Hall of Fame for the MFSA and the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and was a 2012 Honey Award recipient for her many endeavors.
Flo is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Thomas P. Collins, and sons Wayne G. Collins and Kerry P. Collins (and wife, Starla). She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna L. and Wilbur I. Snyder; her son Steven J. Collins; her brothers Elmer E. Clark and Robert A. Snyder; and her sisters Doris M. Hughes, June A. McCreary, Betty L. Huffer, and Wilma I. Patterson-Herold. She is also cherished by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Borgwardt Funeral Home Beltsville, MD, on Monday, February 18, 2019, at 10 am with The Reverend John Shutt officiating. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Donations may be made in memory of Flo Collins to:
Sound United Methodist Church
37894 Sound Church Road
Selbyville, DE 19975
Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care
2604 Old Ocean City Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
PO Drawer 498
Emmitsburg, MD 21727