Annette Green Collinsworth
Feb 20, 1947 – Oct 30, 2023
Katherine Annette Green Collinsworth, known to her loved ones as Annette, passed away on October 30, 2023, in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, at the age of 76. Annette was born on February 20, 1947, in Jonesboro, Louisiana, and was the beloved daughter of James Aubry Green and Bessie Evelyn (Jones) Green.
Annette was a kind and caring person, deeply rooted in her faith, who loved her family fiercely. She was the anchor for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and those whom she loved as family. Annette was a gifted teacher and considered it her God-given calling to be an educator. Her family and students were her greatest accomplishments.
Annette graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School in 1965. She furthered her education at Louisiana Tech University, where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish. She continued her studies and earned her Master’s Degree +30 graduate hours in Counseling. Annette was the first in her family to graduate from college, a testament to her determination and dedication to learning.
Annette dedicated her career to teaching and counseling. She taught in Jackson and Bienville Parishes, as well as Big Sandy, Texas. Annette’s passion for literature was evident in her classroom, where she brought Shakespearean plays to life and even dressed as famous authors, such as Edgar Allen Poe. Later in her career, Annette served as a compassionate High School Guidance Counselor, providing support and guidance to countless students.
Outside of her professional life, Annette was actively involved in her church and community. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Bienville, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Annette also served her community as an Alderwoman for the Village of Bienville, demonstrating her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those around her.
Annette is survived by her loving children, Holly Cope-Lynn (Jerry Lynn), of Grand Coteau, and her son, JD Collinsworth (Debra), of Choudrant. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, Dylan Cope, Ava Collinsworth, Daylynn Collinsworth, and Daryl Collinsworth, as well as her beloved nieces and nephews.
Annette was preceded in death by her parents, James Aubrey Green and Bessie Evelyn (Jones) Green, and her siblings, Evelyn Montez Green, Elsie Fay (Green) Fergerson, Don Aubry Green, and William Richard Green.
Her celebration of her life service was held at Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro on Thursday, November 2nd. There was no graveside service as it was Annette’s wish to be cremated.
In honor of Annette’s memory, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization that she supported throughout her life. A memorial fund has been established in her honor at http://fundraising.stjude.org….
Annette will be remembered for her compassion, her determination, her passion for education, and her unwavering faith. She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion to her family, students, friends and students. May her soul rest in eternal peace in the presence of our Heavenly Father.
Lunar Lorene Maxwell
August 19, 1931 – November 6, 2023
Lunar Lorene Maxwell, age 92 of Chatham, was called home on Tuesday, November 6, 2023. She had a great passion for gardening and always enjoyed sharing the harvest with family and friends. She also made sure that her freezer and pantry were always stocked and you never left her home empty handed. Lunar took great pride in a well-manicured lawn and was constantly weeding flower beds to perfection. She logged many hours in on the zero turn as she tended to her lawn. She loved to cook, bake and share her amazing treats. Lunar made the best tea cakes around. She had a big heart that was consumed with love for her family. Her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren were her world.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, LC Butler, Milton Dale Buell and Denise, Irene Smith, Veronica Creamer, Connie Anderson, Joel Buell and Ester, Hope McColm and Bob, 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Edwin Buell; 2nd husband, E.E. Maxwell; children, Loren Butler, Patricia Butler; stepchildren, Mark Buell, Edwin D. Buell, Jr.; parents, James Ira and Lunar (Moffett) Sowers; siblings, George Sowers, Milton Sowers, Loyd Sowers, Cecil Sowers, James Sowers, Carles Sowers, Myrtleine Beach, Mary McFarland, Nellie Wilks.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, November 9, 2023 in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home from 10:00AM until time of service. Funeral services are set to begin at 12:00PM with Bro. Bruce Cardin officiating. Burial will follow in Midway Baptist Church under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be Tristan Buell, Dylan Buell, Jeff Plunkett and Wesley Sullivan.