Ms. Beatrice Green Collins was born on December 1, 1941, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to the late Raymond and
Mary Green. She attended Peake High School and received her high school diploma in 1959. After graduating
high school, Bea worked at the family-owned grocery store until she began her studies at Henderson State
College. In 1961, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and married Albert Taylor in 1962. They had two
children, Pamela Denise Taylor, and Bryan Keith Taylor. She later married William J. Collins who preceded her in
She was a faithful member of St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church. She spent her time being a Sunday school
teacher, member of the choir and was apart of the Red Hat Society. Being the wonderful person she was, she
was recognized at the church by receiving a Christian Development Degree, John Schiveley Award, and the
Outstanding Teaching Award.
In 1968 Bea was hired by the United States Postal Service as a postal clerk. Over time, her career grew and she
became a customer service supervisor, acting postmaster, and accounting supervisor. During her postal career,
Bea received certiﬁcates of achievement from Santa Ana and Ontario, CA districts. After 35 years of service and
earning numerous awards and certiﬁcates of achievement, Bea retired in 2002.
In 2003, she attended Los Angeles Trade-Tech College in Los Angeles, CA where she received her Associates
Degree in Fashion Design as an honor student. After retiring, Bea moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and then to
Las Vegas, Nevada until 2019. On October 22, 2020, Bea made her glorious transition as her family and their
pastor praised and worshipped Mommy Bea to the gates of heaven.
Beatrice will be remembered for her love of sewing, playing the piano, eating bluegill and crappie ﬁsh, and them
slamming kidney beans.
Bea was preceded in death by her mother and father, sister (Mary Lou Hosea), brother (Raymond Green Jr.),
grandson (Bryan Keshon Melvin Taylor), nephew (Lawrence House Jr.), and great-niece (Breana House).
Bea leaves memories with her daughter Pamela Taylor of Las Vegas, NV, son Bryan Taylor (Paulette Taylor) of
Houston, TX. Her grandchildren Ashley Taylor of Houston, TX and Tatyanna Taylor of Apple Valley, CA,
great-grandchildren Kaylee Traylor and Treshawn Brown, Jr. three sisters; Margaret Tabb of Gilbert, AZ; Mattye
Looper of Henderson, NV; Erma House of Arkadelphia, AR, and Debra Mumford of Las Vegas, NV, as well a host
of nieces, nephews, and cousins, and wonderful friends
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