Keri Collinsworth entered into her Heavenly Home the day Jesus called her name on October 13, 2021 at the age of 46. Keri was born September 11, 1975, to Marie Clark in Shalimar, Florida. She worked for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services in Housekeeping at the time of her death. If you knew Keri, you couldn’t help but love her. She was an unsung hero to many but always saw herself as “small” in this world. She prayed for so many friends, loved them all, and was always willing to help anyone she encountered. Keri worked very hard at leading as many to Christ as possible. She wanted everyone to know Jesus, and for that, she was loud and proud! She had a pure heart, and she is now walking beside Jesus every day for all eternity. Keri was unaware, but she was a bright light in a dimming world radiating love, kindness, compassion, meekness, and humility. She exuded so many qualities Jesus taught and He loved her very much and was so pleased that He came much earlier than we planned and took her Home where she belonged. Keri had precious qualities about her that most would envy; her ability to forgive and choose to love the wrongdoers anyway, her willingness to jump in and help anyone who might be in need, and her ability to love, knowing the risk and taking it. In the end, Keri beat all the obstacles she’s had to endure most of her life. She was the happiest she had been in her whole life the last few years. Some special things Keri would want to be remembered for is that she loved with her heart full, she walked by faith, and she was quick to forgive. Above all, Keri valued being there and present, and supporting her family was close to her heart. Helping out where she could was a main priority for her. Family was everything to her. Very few people exist in this world like Keri, but she was one of a kind and as pure as her heart was, she will see God Himself and witness all His glory forever.
She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Mr. Dale Jenkins, mother, Marie Clark, and two aunts, Margaret and Julie.
Keri is survived by her husband, Loren Collinsworth; daughters, Brittanee Kae Collinsworth (fiancé James Boswell) and Alisha Rena Price (husband Richie Price); grandson, William Dale Boswell; granddaughter, Ella Rose Price; grandmother, Ms. Bobbie Jenkins; her brother, Kyle Bailey; aunts, Clara May and Cathy; uncle, Edward; her father-in-law, Harold Collinsworth, mother-in-law, Margene Collinsworth, and sister-in-law, Sharon Collinsworth.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 State Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, beginning at 3 p.m. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Committal services will follow at Gaskin Cemetery.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs.