We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cedar Bay Funeral Home
Alice Marguerite Collins Spaulding met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 28, 2022, in the home that she built with her devoted husband of 67 years, Raymond, Sr., while surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 11, 1934, to her cherished parents, Alvin, Sr. and Catherine Collins. Marguerite met her husband, Raymond, at the age of twelve, and for the next 76 years they never left each other’s side.
She was a lifelong member of the church her father founded, Good Samaritan Church, where she showed her constant faithfulness by serving in many capacities, including as the leader of the nursing home ministry, Sunday school teacher, various youth ministries and piano player. She was known for her knowledge of the Bible, which was gained through her dedicated studies. She was also known for possessing a multitude of talents, including sewing, cooking, and crafting, which she used to bless her family and those around her.
Marguerite is predeceased by her parents, her infant child, three sisters; Catherine Grant, Winnifred Spaulding, and Elizabeth Johnson, and four brothers; Clifford, Alvin, Jr., David, Sr., and Otis. She is survived by her husband, Raymond and her children; Ray (Renee), Margie (Brian) Batten, Darryl (Cindy), and Connie (Jimmy) Freeman, two sisters; Martha Dreggors and Mary-Lynne Rowell, three brothers; Gerald, Sr., Daniel, and Philip, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will also be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, church family and friends.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate her home-going on Friday June 3, 2022 at 11am at the Good Samaritan Church, 44 Jericho Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218, with Dr. David S. Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Dunn Creek Cemetery, Jacksonville. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening form 6pm until 8pm at Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL.