Funeral Set for Detroit Politician Barbara-Rose Collins

November 11, 2021, 7:41 PM

Barbara-Rose Collins
April 13, 1939 – Nov. 4, 2021

Update: 5:50 p.m. Friday: Watch the funeral Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. by clicking here.


Posted Thursday

Visitation and a funeral are set for Barbara-Rose Collins, who retired from politics in 2009 after serving in Congress and on the Detroit City Council.  She died last Thursday at 82.

Viewing is Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Shrine of the Black Madonna, 7625 Linwood st., where she was a member. The funeral begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 E. Warren Ave.

A community activist and single mother, Collins was elected to Congress in 1990, campaigning on a promise to bring federal dollars and social aid to her economically depressed distirct. She served on Detroit City Council in the 1980s and was again elected in 2001 after serving in Congress.

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