Barbara Collas

Born: Friday, August 10, 1951
Passed: Sunday, April 15, 2018

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Barbara Lynn Collas, 66, went to heaven on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:29 pm at home surrounded by her large loving family. She was born August 10, 1951 in Georgia; the daughter of Charles and Edna Elliott. She was married twice and was common law married to her backbone, better half, and best friend for 25 years, Mark Traver.
Barbara was a beautiful person with a kind heart and a caring attitude towards everyone. Barbara opened her heart and her home to anyone that was alone or needed help. She worked at River Bluff Nursing home for many years caring for others just the way she so enjoyed doing.
She is survived by five children LaTeisha Iqbal, Tifany Griffin, Mark Traver, Michael Traver, and Michael Edwards; two brothers, Kenneth and Carl Elliott; sixteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Wayne Harley, Carl Collas, and Mark Traver, Sr.; and granddaughter, Charlee Lynn Harley Dean.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 12 to 2 p.m. in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd, North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103.

Condolences & Shared Memories (14)

  1. Aaliyah

    I love you so much Aunt Lynn; you influenced, moved, and impacted so many lives! That was your legacy, you were an amazing women and human being and you loved us all whole heartedly. Such a beautiful soul and I'm so grateful for the memories and moments I shared with you and the family. Even if it was just me stopping by to chop it up and we would just have a conversation about what's news of what I've been up to. You will forever be a soul that inspires me❤️

  2. Anna

    Love you Auntie You were a phenomenal woman! So many were blessed to have you in their lives. Thank you for always telling me how much you love me and making me feel that way too. your niece Anna

  3. Andrea Novoa

    Lynn was one of the best women I knew. She loved her family and friends with all she had. My heart goes out to all of her children and grandchildren. She is at rest now up in Heaven with Mark, more than likely arguing about something, lol. She will be greatly missed by anyone who had the honor of knowing her.

  4. Erik Kegler

    My condolences to my family I've always loved her and I will never stop thanks for bringing me to the family. Love and peace be with the family! and I promise you'll be forever missed and Never forgottenðŸ'ž

  5. Serena Samuels

    My beautiful friend rest in peace my Angel till we see each other again love you.

  6. Bryttany Valencia

    I'm so happy to have gotten to be a person who was let in your life! Always laughs and smiles when I came around you. You were a very sweet woman to me and my children and that is the way you will always be remembered. You were everybody's granny and I pray you rest in heaven now baby. Nobody else to help live just time for you to rest babydoll! Til we meet again.

  7. Shauna Whitmire

    I met Barb 15 years ago when I was just in high school...she was such a wonderful and kind hearted lady and never judged anyone! She will be missed dealry. RIH Barb you have your wings now to be free with God! 🙏🙏

  8. Lacey Neal

    She was a great woman. She always made me feel welcome in her home and always asked me if I wanted something to eat or drink. She will forever be remembered. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  9. Justin

    Mom was so great.... she was always there whenever you needed her..... i just know she is looking down smiling on all of her loved and close ones....r.i.h

  10. Barbara Lewis

    My prayers goes out to the family stay strong family RIH Barbara you will be truly truly missed. From the Lewis,Smith and Dixon Family

  11. Whitne Simpson

    Sending my love and condolences to you all! May she rest peacefully. She may be gone physically but always in your hearts. Praying for y'all!

  12. Crystal riley

    I love you momma.. your not my 2ND momma you my momma.. 20 plus years and you will be missed dearly!!! Love you!!! Beautiful women amazing women..

  13. Paula brewer jones

    Barb "MOM" RIP just wanna say thank you for the encouragement that you gave me when we had our talks.

  14. Tifany Griffin

    My mom was & will always be a beautiful person. She can finally rest & watch over all of her friends & family. I love you Mom so much it hurts!

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