Obituary for Jennie Collins

Ponca City Now - May 7, 2024 2:47 pm

Jennie Rose Collins

July 10, 1970 – May 4, 2024

Jennie Rose Collins died on Saturday, May 4, 2024. She was 53.

Jennie was born on July 10,1970 to Iris Lavern LeClair and Henry Thomas Collins. Jennie is a descendent of George Gives Waters, Sun Dance Priest of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. She was also an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe. She is descendent of the Wa’xe Heb’e (Half Breed clan) decadent of Chief Big Elk of the Ponca Tribe. She was raised here in Ponca City and Lawrence, KS. Jennie attended both Ponca City and Lawrence schools before getting her G.E.D. in Mesquite, TX. Jennie continued her education to earn her CNA in 1991 and worked as a CNA until 2004, when she switched career paths and went into food production until 2011. She then obtained training with the state of Oklahoma and began working with the Oklahoma agriculture dept. She continued to work on her education and earned degrees in business and small construction. She was a few hours short of earning her drug and alcohol counselor’s certificate. Jennie loved being around her family and friends her grandbabies were her ABSOLUTE JOY IN LIFE. She just loved everyone immensely. As we all know, Jennie also loved going to Facebook jail for her quirky personality and spending time at the casinos. She also loved supporting her little brothers when they were singing or dancing and was beginning to get to do so with the grandbabies as they are all getting older and starting to participate more in our culture.

Jennie is preceded in death by her Mother Iris LaVern LeClair and her Father Henry Thomas Collins, Her sons Louis Orlando Vincente, and Henry Gilberto Vincente, her aunt Colleen Knight, her brothers Big Wes, Jason BuffaloHead and her nephew Nate Thomas Collins, her sisters Colleen Collins, Harriet Little cook, and Jerri Cornell

She is survived by her two sons, Wesley Antonio Collins of Lawrence Ks. and Justin Thomas Collins and his girlfriend Alexis Romero whom she adored of Perry , her brothers Robert Collins, Bruce Collins, Pete BuffaloHead, Mark Collins, Joe LeClair, Jim LeClair, Juke LeClair, Francis LeClair, her sisters, Hilda Williams, Shawna Longhorn, Chisa Yazzie, Kayla Burgess, Justine Collins Deleon, Lavern Rose LeClair, numerous grandbabies, nieces, nephews all coming from two large families the LeClair and Collins families.

Services will be 2pm, Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the Ponca Tribal Community Center and burial following at the Ponca Tribe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Pall Bearers: Robert Collins, Bruce Collins, Joe LeClair, Jim LeClair, Justin Collins, Wesley Collins and C.J Williams, Michael Williams Honorary pall bearers: Henry Collins, Robert Collins, Eric Collins, Wesley Collins, Silas Hard to Kill, Crue Collins, Teal Collins, Tate Collins, Pete Buffalohead, Mark Collins, Francis LeClair.

Source: Trout Funeral Home