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Rev. Dr. Karen Y. Collier

July 2, 1949 — May 5, 2023

Reverend Karen Y. Collier, Age 73 of Nashville transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Friday, May 5, 2023.

She is survived by her loving siblings, Debbie (Renard) Hirsch, and William (Florence) Collier of Nashville, and Rev. Dr. Theodore Cody (Sharon) Collier of Kansas City, Mo.; three devoted nephews, Jerry “DJ.” IV (Bridget) McCord of Lithia Springs, Ga.; Renard Hirsch, Jr. of Nashville, Ryan (Lauren) Hirsch of Ponte Vedra, Fla., and seven beloved nieces, Dr. Ashley Roby (Bryan) of Nashville, Dr. Crystal Collier of Riverview, Fla., Amber (Marcus) Patton of Ft. Worth, Texas; Nicole (George) White of Kansas City, Mo.; Kimberly (Darrell) Frye of Nashville, and Kristy Strickland of Roswell, Ga, Kinsey Collier of Nashville, and other loving great-nieces and great-nephews and dear family friends, colleagues, former students and mentees, and church members. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Grace Collier; sister, Kathleen McCord; niece, Kelly Malone; and nephew, William “Tony” McCord.

In lieu of condolences, please donate to the United Negro College Fund, 1805 7th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20001 Tel: (202) 810-0240 Or The Women of Color Program, BHEM of the United Methodist Church.
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