of Chelsea, Michigan, age 96, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 5, 2022. She was born October 31, 1926, in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of George and Anna Elizabeth (Williamson) Heinzman.

Georgia worked over 60 years in retail at Gambles/Johnsons-How-To and Aco/Ace Hardware in Chelsea. She loved working with the public and worked full-time until age 89, as the Paint Advisor at Ace Hardware. Georgia was a lifelong member at the First Congregational Church of Chelsea. She was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother and never missed her grandchildren’s games, concerts or plays.

On April 21, 1946, she married Richard H. Collins, and he preceded her in death on January 29,1987. She is survived by her son, Garry Collins of Chelsea; son-in law, Denis Morse of Chelsea; three grandchildren, Chrissy (Jeff) Fitch of Chelsea, Katie Litzsinger and Thomas Litzinger of Chelsea, Adam (Jenny) Morse of Ypsilanti; five great-grandchildren, Ethan Litzinger, Josiah Fitch, Caleb Fitch, Shaelynn Morse, and Lily Morse; and many nieces and nephews; and best friend, Gale Neal. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth “Becky” Morse; daughter-in-law, Erin Collins; brothers, Karl Heinzman and George Heinzman; and sisters, Pauline Taylor, Dorothy Moon, Beatrice Lincoln, Clara Hartke, and Barbara Heinzman.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 11, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, Ann Arbor, with Pastor Tyson Lemke officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove East Cemetery, in Chelsea. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or First Congregational Church of Chelsea, 121 E Middle St, Chelsea, MI 48118.

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#18 Barbara J Alderink 2022-11-10 09:29
So sorry for your loss. Have comfort in knowing that you were always a wonderful son to her.
Prayers for you and your family.
#17 Thomas Litzinger 2022-11-10 08:46
Gram was an amazing lady who will be missed. Gram loved her family and wanted nothing more than all of them to be together. I am honored to know her and have her as my friend.

Gram, I love you and will miss our times together terribly. My favorite times with you were our dining experiences. You are an amazing lady and I am looking forward to seeing you again.
#16 Judy & Safu Nana 2022-11-09 23:57
What a wonderful lady! She was the light & life of the hardware store. We so enjoyed seeing Georgia & having a chat. Our condolences to her family.
#15 Cheryl Laimon 2022-11-08 21:59
Georgia was always so pleasant. I dealt
with her a lot when I was working. She was a
special lady. Deepest sympathy to her
family. Rest in peace sweet lady.
#14 John Koteles 2022-11-08 20:38
Georgia was a kind and welcoming soul. I met Georgia at Ace hardware when I moved to Chelsea in 1994. Myself and my partner became fast friends. We shared life events, dinners and lots of joy and laughter. She referred to Dan and I as her boys, we found it very endearing. We love you Georgia, and will miss you for the rest of our days. Love you dearly my friend. ❤️
#13 Christa 2022-11-08 17:49
She baked the best LEBKUCHEN every Christmas! Grateful for her - aunt to one of my best friends, David Heinzman!!
#12 William J Turner 2022-11-08 14:20
Georgia was a welcoming and professional woman who cared about the needs of others. Just the kind of person I expect to see, when and if I get to heaven!
#11 William & Sarah Ball 2022-11-08 12:13
With very heavy hearts please accept our sincere condolences and know you are all in our continued thoughts and prayers.
Billy & Sarah Ball
#10 Cheryl Oberholtzer 2022-11-08 09:01
When I met Georgia I understood how her daughter Becky had become so wonderful and so loved. You were both beloved for your kindness, wit, sparkle in the eye, hard work ethic, steadfastness and the love you shared so beautifully..Yo u will be missed. Blessings to your family and may God rest your soul.
#9 Judy Irwin 2022-11-07 22:53
Georgia was always so pleasant and fun to talk with in the store, always helpful and very hard working. She will surely be missed.

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