OBITUARY: Tiffany ‘Sissy’ Danielle Collins


On the day of the eclipse, the world bid farewell to Tiffany “Sissy” Danielle Collins, a vibrant soul whose smile lit up every room she entered. At the age of 30, she left behind an unforgettable legacy, having touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Born on September 7, 1993, at Langley Air Force Base Medical Center in Hampton, VA, Tiffany illuminated the lives of her parents, Shelia and Mark Collins, as their first-born child. Throughout her upbringing, she journeyed across various states due to her family’s military service, experiencing life in North Olmsted, OH; Joint Naval Air Force Base, TX; Point Mugu, CA; and Coronado, CA, each place adding to the richness of her experiences.

Despite facing medical challenges that prevented her from completing her studies in dental technology at South College, she found fulfillment in her most-recent career with Amazon.

On August 3, 2017, Tiffany married Alonso Lewis in San Diego, CA. Though their marriage was later mutually resolved, they remained devoted co-parents to their cherished son, Isaiah, who brought immeasurable joy into their lives. Her love for Isiah, akin to the radiant glow of the sun during an eclipse, enveloped all who witnessed them together.

Tiffany’s fascination with sea animals, particularly dolphins and beluga whales, mirrored her deep appreciation for nature’s beauty and wonder.

In addition to her parents, Tiffany is survived by her adoring son, Isaiah; her sister, Markelia Collins; her maternal grandmother, Jackie Hart-Hunter of Malvern, AR; her paternal grandparents, Steve and Regina Collins of Cleveland, Ohio; her paternal uncles: Steve and Kevin (Pam) Collins of Cleveland, Ohio; her maternal aunt, Kisa (Clarence) McFadden of Fort Worth, TX; special cousins: Parker Collins, and Keeley and Alana McFadden; “Aunt” Sue Davis of Bryant, Arkansas, Chris (Veronica and their children Terran and Amber) Hart of Los Angeles CA; cousins Tamala, Kenny, Keith (Victoria and daughter, Jasmine) Davis; and her God-grandmother, Dorothy Willis of Malvern, AR; and a host of loving friends and family members.

Tiffany fondly reminisced about her early childhood years she spent in Malvern, AR, her mother’s hometown, where love, joy, family, and friends surrounded her with warmth and comfort.

Tiffany’s boundless love and adoration for her son, Isaiah, serves as a timeless reminder of the purest form of love, a guiding light for us all on how to cherish and nurture the relationships that matter most.

Though Tiffany’s physical presence may be gone, her spirit lives on in the memories and hearts of those she loved. May her beautiful smile and laughter continue to echo in our souls, and may her legacy of love and joy inspire us always.

In lieu of flowers, please make Memorial Donations to the GoFundMe page started to assist with the financial support for Tiffany’s son, Isaiah. This page may be found under her name, Tiffany Collins, Lebanon TN.

The Graveside Service, conducted by Brother David Spears, is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Saturday from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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