Margaret Lee Collie

Margaret Lee Collie, 91, of Bertram, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2009, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, with Rev. Mickey Lee Krone officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Rest-Ever Memorial Park, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Margaret was born in Lexington, Texas, on May 13, 1918, to Charlie and Mary Turner. On May 2, 1940, she married Lawrence Hillary “Bud” Collie. The couple raised their children in Hearne, where they were members of the First Baptist Church. Margaret later became a member of Northview Baptist Church in Bryan.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence “Bud” Collie, who passed away in 2000 after being married for sixty years.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Glenda Collie, of Bertram, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Daune and Steve Scarmardo, of Bryan, TX; sister, Ophelia Albert, of Bellville, TX; eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.


  1. With deepest sympathy from my family to yours. May God be with you at this time and always and give you peace.

  2. Terry and Daune,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    I had many good times at your home in Hearne and made alot of memories of your mom and dad. They were both the nicest people and I miss them and the way it was.
    Margaret always had the sweetest smile on her face and will be remembered that way.
    May God bring peace to all her family and let them rejoyce the reunion of her and Bud.
    I love yall

    Linda Kay

  3. Margaret was my friend and she called me her’s. We loved to talk about our families and where we grew up. We even discovered that we may have met years ago when her parents were at Manor Oaks Nursing home in Rockdale when I had worked there while in High School. We had never formally met then but our lives were brought back together by the love and grace of our Lord. We would talk about the bible and she would tell about what she had read that day. We often shared a cup of coffee while enjoying our supper and she always insisted that I finish my work in time to sit down and watch ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’
    There are many other wonderful memories that I will cherish in my heart and thank God that I had the honor and privilege of caring for one of his beloved children. I hope that when my twilight years come, I will be blessed by someone who will love and honor me unconditionally as I’ve loved Margaret.
    Peace be with the family as you mourn this great loss but know that she is with her Lord who created her just for us. What a blessing! Be encouraged as I too will be encouraged with these words of hope.
    John 11:25 Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’

    Margaret believed in these words and so do I.
    With all my love and deepest sympathy.

  4. Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our loved ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.

    Peace – Love

  5. Daune

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She had a long life and was blessed with many friends and relatives. You will miss her, but you and I both know she’s with the Lord, and there’s no place better.

    I would be there today, but a leg cast prevents me from doing so.

    Let me know if I can do anything for you or if you just need to talk.

    God bless you and Terry during this difficult time.

    Love and hugs,
    Jane Ann

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