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#BlackLivesMatter: Is Our Health Care System Fundamentally Racist?

Exhibit A:  A young white woman visits a medical clinic with acute pain in her lower abdomen. She’s preliminarily diagnosed with appendicitis. A young black women visits the same clinic with identical symptoms. She’s given a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease, which usually is the result of an untreated sexually transmitted disease. Exhibit B: Among […]

Cedric D. Eubanks of Clinton, Mississippi

2018 Family Reunion Talent Show

Solo, group singing, instrumentals, comedy, ladies, families, children, men everybody, show us your talent. Inbox me if you want to be on the Family Reunion Talent Show. Colonel Ricky D. Whitley of Woodbridge, Virginia and famous saxophonist Cedric D. Eubanks of Clinton, Mississippi…



Each person must fill an application, children, adults, everybody that is planning on attending the reunion. Click here for a copy of the “Official Reunion Application”.  Per Ruth Spillers, “please do not fill out any other application but this one. Do not go on line looking for an application.”


ACA and African Americans

The Affordable Care Act is working in terms of affordability, access, and quality for African American families, seniors, businesses, and taxpayers. This includes African Americans who were previously uninsured and African Americans who had insurance that didn't provide them with adequate coverage and financial security. African American families have more security, and many of those […]

African Americans and Kidney Donations

African American Organ Donation

By Sam P.K. Collins In North Carolina, African Americans account for more than half of the more than 3,000 patients on an organ transplant waiting list, a reality that has prompted healthcare providers’ and advocates’ calls to encourage organ donation among black residents. Outreach efforts in recent years have targeted black churches, local DMVs, health centers, and other […]

Aunt Deborah’s Crawfish Etouffee

Aunt Deborah’s Crawfish Etouffee

Ingredients 1 1/2 Tbsp. Lawry’s Seasoned Salt or to taste. Creole Seasoning is okay, but be careful of not over salting. Black Pepper to taste 1 or 2 Pinches of Cayenne Pepper, or pepper flakes 4 Tbsp. Butter 2 Tbsp. Butter (last 5 minutes of cooking) 1 1/2 Cups Onion, Finely Chopped 1/2 Cup Celery, Finely […]

Do not shop where you will not be hired. NAACP

Black History Month


Clara Belle Williams (1885-1994)

Clara Belle Williams was the first black graduate of New Mexico State University. Many of her professors would not allow her inside the class room, she had to take notes from the hallway. She was also not allowed to walk with her class on graduation day.

Descendants of Rafe Collins, Senior, and Charles (Charlie) Dunbar of Jonesville, Louisiana

Collins – Dunbar – Harper Families

16-Feb-2016: Join the grandchildren and great grandchildren of 1Mary Ella Day for a special dinner, breakfast and five (5) day retreat in New Orleans, Louisiana. WHAT Collins – Dunbar – Harper Family Retreat. WHEN – SATURDAY, July 9, 2016, 6:00 PM:  Family Dinner

Collins and Jennings Family Group. Nykita Collins

Collins And Jennings Family

19-Jan-2016:  Hi Collins And Jennings Family!!! I created a Facebook Group, Collins and Jennings, because I've been trying to make an attempt for years to get the Rafe and Willie Clan together for my generation, as well as Deborah and Nihcole who is the daughter and granddaughter of Rafe. But it's been really hard for all […]


Deep Vein Thrombosis

African Americans Face Higher DVT Risk: In 2009, the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services warned that African Americans were at a much higher risk for DVT and pulmonary embolism than people of other ethnic backgrounds…

Collins Kin Family Group


Almost all services performed for Collins Kin are voluntary; a few family members and friends contributing time and service at no cost to Collins Kin. There are also tasks and services associated with Collins Kin that are not provided by volunteer service. Donations from family members towards miscellaneous expenses are a great way to help defray costs and […]


Family Celebs

Per Cousin Ruth Spillers, here are some names of family members who are in the entertainment business. The Harlem Globetrotters’ current coach and former player and one of the most famous showmen in globetrotters history


Family Reunion Banquet

Whitley Collins Family Reunion Banquet is Friday, July 20, 2018 – 7:00 PM, at the Pelican Landing Event and Conference Center Moss Point, Mississippi. Pelican Landing Event and Conference Center is located at 6217 Highway 613, Moss Point, MS 39563 THEME: All That Glitters Is Gold ATTIRE: Semi Formal, No T- Shirts Please!


Family Reunion Events & Schedule

Whitley-Collins Reunion 2018 Family Reunion Events & Schedule of Activities and Information. 20-July-2018 – Register and pickup your Welcome Package at the Comfort Inn.

Tyler Perry

Famous Family Members

April 2, 2016: Again our famous family members. Family members have been confirmed family through research and some confirmed through DNA. Yall keep this in your memory, i am an old lady and memory getting bad. Lol.  Famous family members are listed below. Everyone has been notified of the kinship except the Rokers and Lenny Kratvitz.  We emailed Al Roker, but no answer as of yet.

FAQ's About the 2016 Whitley Collins Family Reunion

FAQS – Whitley Collins Reunion

FAMILY REUNION QUESTIONS & ANSWERS I got a call to put some facts (FAQ’s) on line. Everything is explained in the reunion update post below, but we will try and answer the FAQ's that’s been presented already. These FAQ’s will be updated when we get another …


Former NBC Executive Paula Madison Traces Family Roots to China

Had it not been for her big brother, Paula Madison’sreconnection with her maternal grandfather’s relatives scattered around the world, including China, might not have been brought to the screen. Raised in Harlem with brothers Elrick and Howard Williams, Madison recalled being often told by their Jamaican-born mother, Nell Vera Lowe, that she was separated from […]


HeLa Cells

Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) was a black tobacco farmer from Southern Virginia who got cervical cancer and died when she was 31. Before her death, a doctor treating her at Johns Hopkins, took a piece of her tumor without telling her because he realized that her cells, unlike everyone else’s, never died. These cells named HeLa after Henrietta Lacks, have been replicated millions of times to create an endless supply of “immortal cells.”

Whitley Collins Descendants Obituaries

Jennings Family of Salt Lake City

Special prayers for the Whitley Collins Descendants – Jennings family of Salt Lake City, Utah and all parts of California. Descendant of Briss and Eliza Whitley 1832. Roots from Jamesville, North Carolina and Eva, Louisiana. ~Ruth Spillers (28-Feb-2015)

Whitley Collins Family Reunion - July 20 - 22, 2018 - Moss Point, Mississippi

Know Your Family History!

How much do you know about your Whitley-Collins family history? Test your knowledge. Send your family stories, jokes and other family trivia. We’d love to hear from you. Join us at the Whitley Collins Family Reunion – July 20 – 22, 2018 – Moss Point, Mississippi.


Larry Louis Edwards (Nov 14, 1951 – Feb 8, 2015)

A memorial service will be announced at a later date for Larry L. Edwards, age 63, of Ferriday, LA. Mr. Edwards, son of Charlie Whitley and Lillian Edwards was born in Natchez, MS and died at his residence. He was a heavy equipment operator and served in the US Marines Corps. Mr. Edwards is survived […]


Leonard Matthews Age 93

Special Prayers for the Whitley/Collins descendant Leonard Matthews of Los Angeles, California, who passed away on February 23, 2015. Cousin Leonard was 93 years old. He was the son of Calvin”Tad” and Molly Matthews . He is a descendant of Ben and Cassade Whitley Matthews, 1834, Maryland and Jamesville, North Carolina. Funeral services are incomplete at this time. […]

Reverend William D. Watley, PhD., Senior Pastor, St. Phillip AME Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Massacre of Black Worshippers in SC

By:  Reverend William D. Watley, PhD., Senior Pastor St. Phillip AME Church, Atlanta, Georgia, June 21, 2015 The expression “Massacre or Slaughter of the Holy Innocents” traditionally has referred to the enraged and wanton murder of the babes in Bethlehem initiated by King Herod in his fruitless effort to track down the young child Jesus […]


Message From Ruth Spillers

Some families are praying for just a little more time to get their fees in. Meeting with the conference center next weekend. In the meantime keep sending in those fees. They may grant me more time and they may not. Have to make a report next week.
April 2, 1956 - May 12, 2015 Mr. Cecil Earl Chatman, retired Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army,

Obituary – Cecil Earl Chatman

April 2, 1956 – May 12, 2015 Mr. Cecil Earl Chatman, retired Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army, died of natural causes on May 12, 2015 in El Paso, Texas. He was formerly of Moss Point, Mississippi. Cecil was born to James and Hattie Lee Moore Chatman on April …

Yolanda Collins-Piper

Obituary – Yolanda Rae Collins-Piper

Yolanda Rae Collins-Piper, age 65, died around 2:00AM on Monday, May 4, 2015, from a sudden massive heart attack, at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California. Yolanda had been confined to a long-term nursing care facility for several years, where she was lovingly…


Racial Difference in Blood Clotting

The formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease…


Recipe for Apple Roses

Recipe for Apple Roses. Almost too Beautiful to Eat.


Reunion Countdown!

From Ruth Spillers | Whitley Collins Descendents | Feb 5 at 8:32am | Reposted Feb 16 at 9:50pm Only T-Shirt money due in full by February 10. No T-Shirts will be sold at the reunion. No extra t shirts will be ordered. For other reunion fees you can still make payments until all is paid […]

2016 Whitley Collins Family Reunion

Reunion Guidelines & Requirements

Please copy this and keep this post in your files. We have over 700 family members on our email list and about 636 included on the family Facebook page. All answers you need to know will be in this letter and if you have any questions…


Reunion News 9-Feb-2018

Whitley, Collins, Matthews, Dunbar, Swift, Wright, Woods, King, Square, Spillers, Swift, Ebeck, Turner, Davis, and Descendants. Time to make plans for the Whitley Collins Family Reunion 2018! Contact Ruth Spillers at 228-475-1936.

Ruth Spillers

Reunion Update From Cousin Ruth

February 9, 2016 | Yesterday at 4:17am  2016 will be a great reunion. You better be there so you won't miss a beat. Jonesville residents, start looking in the newspaper booster for an announcement about the 2016 reunion and somebody let me know that it was put in there or send me a copy. I paid dearly for the announcement.

No body said you couldn't drink alcohol. Please beware the Whitley Collins Family Reunion does not supply or host alcoholic drinks.

Special Announcement About Alcoholic Beverages

Read entire post so that you will know, I forgot to mention, we do not have alcohol at any of our events. We always have an excellent time at the reunion and food to no end… More

Ruth Spillers

Volunteers Wanted!

May 10, 2016: Every reunion I have to work my butt off because y'all won't volunteer to be on any of the programs or anything else. Don't be shy these are your people. Norma Dunbar is on my butt about getting the programs ready and …More...

Ruth Spillers, Whitley Collins Descendants

Walking Can Add Minutes to Your Life

I just had to re post this Facebook post from Cut’n Ruth Spillers. She is so funny. Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.


Warrant Officer Cecil Chatman Dies

I am out of my head right now, I can't stop crying. I’ve been looking for my brother, Warrant Officer Cecil Chatman. U.S. Army, for three days, calling and everything he works for the military. A minute ago we sent the police to his house in El Paso, Texas. They found him dead from a fall. I can't stop crying…

Whitley Collins Family Reunion tee-shirts made into a quilt.

Whitley Collins Descendants News

Attention family this is beautiful displayed. My daughter surprised me for 2014 family reunion and had a quilt custom made out of all of our t-shirts. From 1998-2012.

Copyright Heritage Research Services. Whitley Collins Descendents shared Heritage Research Services's photo.

Whitley Collins Family Research Team

Ruth Spillers – Whitley Collins Descendents Shared Heritage Research Services's photo – January 30 at 2:29am. Family research team for reunion 2016 that’s been working hard since last reunion…More

Norma Dunbar

Whitley Collins Family Tree Project

August 23, 2015:  Excerpt from Ruth Spillers Facebook post. Important News Letter. Please Read In Its Entirety! Let’s first give thanks again to Norma Dunbar of Jonesville Louisiana, our head database person. Norma goes way beyond the call of duty. Way, way, way beyond the call. Will Wallace of Culpeper, Virginia, a newcomer but earned […]

Whitley Collins Decendants Genealogy, From 1795

Whitley Collins Genealogy

14-Apr-2016 Facebook Repost From:  Ruth Spillers, Whitley Collins Descendents. Read the entire post. It’s long but you won't hear it on the street. You have to read it on the Family’s Facebook Timeline. This is interesting and information you can boastMore…

Whitley Collins Descendants Obituaries

Yolanda Rae Collins-Piper

I am sad to announce the sudden passing of my sister, Yolanda Rae Collins-Piper (7-Nov-1949 to 4-May-2015). Yolanda was struck by a massive heart attack around 3:00AM this morning at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California. She passed away quickly thereafter. Yolanda had been confined to a long-term nursing home for several years.


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From Ruth Spillers | Whitley Collins Descendents | Feb 5…

Solo, group singing, instrumentals, comedy, ladies, families, children, men everybody,…

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