Peaceful 09

Mary W. Andrews

October 3, 1947 ~ April 11, 2020 (age 72)


Mary Winifred Collier Andrews passed away peacefully on April 11, 2020 at Golden Living nursing home.

Viewing will be Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Committal Services will be for the immediate family. Burial will take place at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mary Winifred Collier Andrews affectionately known as “Wimp” was born October 3, 1947 in Starksville, MS to the late A.C Collier and Minnie L. Thomas.  She was later raised by her mother and special father James P. Thomas.

She accepted Christ at an early age.  Her last membership was at the former Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Danny Brown.  She had an angelic voice and loved to sing songs of Zion.

Mary was a graduate of the class of 1966 graduate from Elston High School in Michigan CIty, IN. Shortly after graduation she moved to Detroit, MI to pursue her dreams.

She worked at Plastic Masters, ANCO, and finished her working career at Sandusky Abrasive until her health began to fail her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie L. Thomas, fathers, A.C Collier and James P. Thomas; one brother, James A. Thomas; niece, Nicole Thomas; nephew, James A. Thomas, Jr., special cousin, Nettie Davis and special friend Barbara Thrower. 

Wimp leaves to mourn her precious memories, her children who she loved and adored, Vidal A. Collier Sr., Indianapolis, IN and LaSharia Collier (Mike), Michigan City, IN and her loving sisters, Yolanda “Mick” Thomas-Davis, LaPorte, IN and Annie Katherine Helens, Racine, WI, special brother-in-law, Jeff Davis, Michigan City, IN; her granddaughter and sidekick, Lauryn Phillips,  grandchildren, Jailyn Davis, Kyron Smith, Lashatona, Ationna, Jasmine, Vidal Jr. Malachi, Fidell, Andre, D'Andre, Marcus, JaQuan and Victoria Collier, and great grandchildren, Avianna Collier, Dantrell Allen and Vidal A. Collier III; Special cousins, Standles Davis, Moncks, S.C. and Annette (Clyde LaGrone) Ware, Detroit, MI, and special friends, Susan Taylor, Barbara McCray and Victoria Boothe and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special kids and grandchildren.

She will be remembered for her loving spirit and advice that she gave to all her children and special children. Her affectionate laugh could lighten up a room.  She was known to attend the Bingo hall and listen to “The Blues.”  When Wimp would sing and hum hymns it would lighten your heart. She was known to Love all those around her. She would always say to her children “I love you with ALL my heart.” Her Spirit will be truly missed by all.

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April 19, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Coleman & Hicks Chapel
101 S Karwick Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360

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