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Celebrating the life of

Nancy Courtenay Collins

October 15, 1957 - April 18, 2023

Nancy Courtenay Collins

Nancy Courtenay Collins, 65, of Savannah, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2023, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Nancy was a native of Savannah and was born October 15, 1957, daughter of the late Charles Maurice Courtenay and Margaret Ubele Courtenay. She was a devout catholic and a communicator of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Nancy was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy class of 1975. She attended Tampa College and graduated in 1982. Nancy worked for Dr. Richard Schulze Sr. at Schultz Eye and Surgery Center for many years, and went on to work for the Georgia Eye Institute of the Southeast until 2019.

She is survived by her husband, James J. “Jimmy” Collins Jr.; stepmother, Cecilia Courtenay, and her son, Alex Elliott (Danielle), and grandson, Cooper Elliott; stepson, James J. “Jim” Collins III; sisters and brother, Brenda Courtenay Stewart (Sonny), Anne Courtenay Kelly, Chuck Courtenay (Vickie), Maureen Courtenay O’Brien (Tom) and Helen Courtenay Selman (Scott); stepsisters, Kathleen Leonard Hall (Buddy), Cecilia Leonard, Leslie Leonard Singer (Benton) Moira Leonard  Sherrill (Jackson), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family would like to thank nurse, Linda Ooms for her kind and compassionate care during Nancy’s final months of her life.

The visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00, Thursday, April 20, 2023, with a 6:30 Rosary at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00, Friday, April 21, 2023, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment will be at Greenwich Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donation in memory of Nancy Courtenay Collins to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice Savannah, or Adoption Law Office of Birney O’Brien Bull.



Coworker of Adam Brown. I wanted to send my prayers to the Collins family during this difficult time..

- Ray Allen, Alpharetta, GA

My prayers are with everyone in my family... Nancy's passing has had a huge impact on my whole family.. rest in peace Nancy. We love you so very much. My world will not be the same without you in it.. fly high.. till we meet again

- Marguerite H Smith, sylvania, GA

A candle has been lit!

Our thoughts and prayers are with this entire sorry for your loss.

- Joe and cynthia egan, Savannah , Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time…

- Sandy Dyess, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with each family member. Nancy was the sweetest kindest soul I ever knew. May she rest in peace.

- Cheryl St Lawrence, Savannah, Georgia

Our lives have been forever changed because of Nancy. She blessed and enriched our whole family. Our condolences to her family.

- Elliott Family, Lakeland, Florida

My heart is broken with the loss of my dear 37th Street childhood friend. I can still remember her laughing and riding bikes together. (Even tho Miss Swindell hated it !). May sweet Nancy rest in the Lord’s open arms. I will miss her but keep her memories in my heart forever. Sending much love and prayers to entire Courtenay family. Patsy O’Loughlin Rann

- Patsy O’Loughlin Rann, Roswell, GA

Nancy and I were classmates ate SVA 1975. She was a great person and so fun to be around. May she be comfortable now!!!! RIP Dear Nancy..

- Sherri Burnsed Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

I'm so sorry for you loss. I have fond memories of Nancy and her friendship with Terry Shea Sylvester, my sister. Will pray for her and family. God Bless

- Sandra Shea Davis, Savannah, GA

Debbie and I as long time friends of Nancy, are so sad to hear of her passing! We do have some wonderful memories to cherish. Our best to the family

- Steve & Debbie Shelton, Flowery Branch, GA

I remember when Nancy was born. Always smiling, always laughing. I shared over 20 years with the Courtenay family on 37th St. and considered them family. Nancy is a bright star who will shine forever over her beloved family and friends. Godspeed Nancy and God bless your sweet family❤️

- Patty Ringwald Seyden, Valdosta, Ga

So sorry to hear of Nan’s passing though I know she is healed by God and resting in Jesus arms’. Bless her family friends and loved ones. She was a blessing at Georgia Eye Institute. It was a privilege to know you and work with you!

- Tammy Waller, Savannah, Georgia

Also survived by her step grandchildren Brooke, Bobby, and Cassidy Gray and Ansley Hanson, and Stephanie Sutton. Step daughters Tracy Hanson, Sharon Milom, step son Jason Lynch. Great grandchildren Cameron and Courtenay Robertson, Alexander Gray Hill and Malakai Deal. She will be sorely missed. My life will never be the same without Weeza.

- Gray, Savannah, GA


- Tammy Waller, Savannah, Georgia

Prayers for deep peace for Nancy, Jim and family.

- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, GA

I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers for Nancy ,Mr Collins and family

- Lee Anderson , Atlanta , Ga

Our thoughts and prayers for the Collins and Courtney family during this this time. May eternal life grant unto her.l, O Lord. And perpetual light shine upon her. May Nancy rest in peace. Amen

- Anne and James Byerly , Kansas City, MO

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel