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Jessica Dianne McCollum


Jessica Dianne McCollum, 47, of Mt. Olive, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 8:18 p.m. at her residence.

Jessica was born on Jan. 23, 1975, the daughter of Floyd Ralph Collins and Claudia Dianne (Lewis) Collins.

She attended and graduated from Staunton school District. She earned an Associates Degree from Ranken Technical College where her focus was Architecture and Drafting.

She was a member of Walshville Baptist Church in Walshville.

Jessi enjoyed being a mother and grandmother and babysitting her grand-dogs. Her hobbies included drawing, gardening and jewelry making. She enjoyed sewing and creating pieces for her family, friends, and neighbors.

Her love of music affected every aspect of her life. Going to concerts was one of her main joys in life. She collected albums, and band t-shirts.

She is survived by her parents; three daughters, Hannah McCollum, Meghan McCollum, Abbie McCollum; two granddaughters, Phoebe and Aubrie McCollum, all of Mt. Olive; three brothers, Floyd Collins Jr. of Charleston, Jason Collins (Alexandra Collins), Joshua Collins of Mt. Olive; her best friend and furry companion, Penny Lane (Penelope) McCollum and her two grand-dogs, Leonardo D. McCollum and B’Elanna D. McCollum.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Walshville Baptist Church, 408 Church St., Walshville IL. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. and Service at 2 p.m. with meal to follow. In honor of Jessi, the family asks that anyone attending wear a tie-dye shirt.

Donations to her funeral expense fund is being requested in lieu of flowers.

Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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