Barbara Jean (Bulah) Collins, 69
YOUNGSTOWN Mrs. Barbara Jean (Bulah) Collins, 69, departed this life on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mrs. Collins was born June 12, 1939 in Youngstown, a daughter of James and Dorothy Davis Bulah.
She was a 1957 graduate of North High School. After graduating, she attended Renees Beauty School. Barbara had been employed with Packard Electric for over 19 years, retiring in 1981. She was a licensed cosmetologist and a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and attended the Restoration Ministries.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her beloved husband, Joseph, whom she married in November of 1981; a son, Byron Johnny Duncan of Campbell; three stepsons, Roderick Twyman of Stone Mountain, Ga., Stanley Collins of Nashville, Tenn. and Joseph Collins Jr. of Youngstown; two stepdaughters, Latasha Waters of Springfield and Sandra Raye (Marc) Redmond of Dayton; a brother, James (Helen) Bulah of Las Vegas; three sisters, Darlene Williams of Baltimore, Majorie Bulah of Sarasota, Fla. and Glenda Bulah of Girard; 16 grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son; and a sister, Mary Miller.
A memorial service will be held today, March 6, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Restoration Ministries, 336 Breaden St. in Youngstown, with Pastor Robert Felder officiating.