Born: July 29, 1929
Died: March 22, 2013
WEIRTON—Henry Emmanuel Colliers, 83, died Friday Mar. 22, 2013, at Weirton Geriatric Center. He was born July 29, 1929, in Weirton, WV, a son of the late Wyatt and Ida (Gibson) Colliers. He was married to Roberta (Turner) Colliers. Henry was preceded in death by his son, David.
Henry and Roberta were devoted to one another and their children: Denise Colliers, Philadelphia, PA; Kim Jones, Weirton, WV; Lynn Clemont, Bethlehem, WV; Lynnette Wilks; Karen Gilliam; Donell Colliers, all of Weirton, WV; Leslie Grant and her husband Steve, McKinney, TX.
He has 12 of grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren: Aundrea Jackson, Ahmad Gilliam, Justin Jones, Rachelle Clemont, Larry Gilliam Jr., Marion Gilliam, Janelle Jones, Donell Colliers Jr., Michael Grant, Christopher Colliers, Daniel Grant, Cameron Colliers, Nasir Germain, Destiny Gilliam, Angeles Gilliam, and Justis Jones.
Henry is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hayes of Weirton, WV and Mrs. Alberta Williams of Wintersville, OH.
Henry attended Dunbar High School. He was a devoted member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he served faithfully on both the Usher Board and Trustee Board. He retired after 43 years of service to Weirton Steel. He served as a lieutenant on the Weirton Reserved Police Force. Henry was an avid bowler.
Henry was well known for his listening ear, words of wisdom, thoughtfulness, and giving nature. He was an extremely hard worker balancing both his cleaning endeavourers and his career at Weirton Steel. Henry enjoyed sports and following his grandchildren’s activities. He never met a stranger.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Corner Kessel at Weir Avenue, Weirton.
Services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, with Pastor Rudy McAllister officiating. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.