James Sutton
B: 1943-02-10
D: 2019-06-25
View Details
Sutton, James
Tramayne Overton
B: 1981-10-08
D: 2019-06-23
View Details
Overton, Tramayne
Scottisha Sutton
B: 1995-04-04
D: 2019-06-23
View Details
Sutton, Scottisha
Doris Claybrooks
B: 1926-08-15
D: 2019-06-21
View Details
Claybrooks, Doris
Devon O'Neal
B: 1978-03-05
D: 2019-06-19
View Details
O'Neal, Devon
Dale Williamson
B: 1962-01-11
D: 2019-06-17
View Details
Williamson, Dale
Terrence Woodard
B: 1975-12-05
D: 2019-06-16
View Details
Woodard, Terrence
Sylvia Temple
B: 1958-01-11
D: 2019-06-16
View Details
Temple, Sylvia
Helen Tuggle
B: 1942-03-11
D: 2019-06-15
View Details
Tuggle, Helen
Earl Wilson
B: 1942-11-29
D: 2019-06-13
View Details
Wilson, Earl
Angela Davis
B: 1963-01-28
D: 2019-06-13
View Details
Davis, Angela
Lonnie Hill
B: 1938-08-10
D: 2019-06-12
View Details
Hill, Lonnie
Reginald Guynes
B: 1960-05-02
D: 2019-06-10
View Details
Guynes, Reginald
Tyrone Childress
B: 1975-05-15
D: 2019-06-08
View Details
Childress, Tyrone
Jerry Stewart
B: 1946-04-25
D: 2019-06-07
View Details
Stewart, Jerry
Jacqueline Rogers
B: 1959-09-02
D: 2019-06-07
View Details
Rogers, Jacqueline
Angela Payne
B: 1951-06-15
D: 2019-06-06
View Details
Payne, Angela
Ethel Hill
B: 1928-04-25
D: 2019-06-05
View Details
Hill, Ethel
Carvel Walker
B: 1958-06-04
D: 2019-06-04
View Details
Walker, Carvel
Christine Hill
B: 1943-07-04
D: 2019-06-02
View Details
Hill, Christine
Cheryl Grant
B: 1953-10-07
D: 2019-06-02
View Details
Grant, Cheryl


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2550 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: 419-534-2550
Fax: 419-534-2570
Catherine Collier

Catherine Collier

Sep 26, 1921 - Mar 9, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Catherine Collier, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Catherine Collier with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Ms. Catherine Collier (Strong), was born to the union of Samuel and Blossie M. Strong, in Marion, Alabama, on September 26, 1921. She transitioned peacefully home to God on, March 9, 2019, of nature’s aging, at the age of 97, in the Sunset House Retirement Home in
Ottawa Hills, Ohio .

Catherine confessed her faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. She was baptized at The Mount Olive Baptist Church, in Marion, Alabama.

She Married Mr. Sydney Murray in Birmingham, Alabama, and to this union, one daughter was born. She later married Basil Collier, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Catherine attended the highly renowned Lincoln Normal School, for her middle grades and a portion of her high school education, where one of her classmates was the late Mrs. Martin
Luther King Jr. Science and English were her best subjects in High school, and later attended Booker T. Washington Business College. Her artistic ability was revealed in Cosmetology and she graduated from Madam C.J. Walker School of Cosmetology.

Catherine was a singer in the “Baby Strong Quartet”, with her 3 sisters in Birmingham Alabama . She relocated to Cincinnati Ohio, from Birmingham Alabama after caring for her mother for many years.

She was a faithful member of the following churches; St Joseph Baptist Church in Birmingham, Zion Baptist in Cincinnati Ohio, Singing in the Inspirational choir and joined Friendship Baptist Church upon her arrival in Toledo, Ohio.

In February of 1999, she was recognized by the Y.M.C.A. Center for Young Families, for her service in the Foster Grandparent program in Cincinnati Ohio.

She is Preceded in death by both parents and 3 sisters Susie Hudson, Ruth Judge and Gurther Young.

Catherine leaves to cherish her memories a living niece, Vera M. Rice, who was her Caregiver, during the last eight years; a devoted son-in-law ,Charles Rice III; brother, Sam (Faith) Strong, of Detroit Michigan; grandson, C. Edward Rice of Columbus Ohio; granddaughter, Kathryn (William) Rice Morris, of Irvine California; great granddaughter, Madisyn Morris; nephews, Walter Williams and Corey Tuck, of Cincinnati , Ohio, Frank and Beulah Kynard of Toledo Ohio, and a host of other friends in the Strong/Kynard family.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Catherine Collier, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    March 16, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    March 16, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friendship Baptist Church
    5301 Nebraska Ave.
    Toledo, Ohio 43615
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    March 16, 2019 | 11:00am
    March 16, 2019 11:00am
    Friendly Baptist Church
    1305 Parkside Blvd
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    March 19, 2019 | 1:00pm
    March 19, 2019 1:00pm
    Rest Haven Memorial Park
    10209 Plainfield Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
    Grave Location
    Section 298, Block C, Grave 1
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Catherine here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Catherine Collier by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Marlene Judge Wallace

Posted at 09:23am
I am one of the niece of Catherine-better known to us as Aunt Cat. As a child growing up in Birmingham,Alabama -She was a very Loving and Caring person.She cared for my Grandmother up until her death in August 1985. She will be truly missed.May the Grace of God be with the Strong and Rice Family.With my deepest sympathy.

Marlene Judge Wallace - Atlanta,Georgia

Photos & Videos

Photo Album