Angela Collendrina

  • Born: June 15, 1961
  • Died: April 11, 2021
  • Location: West Tawakoni, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family


Angela Lynn Collendrina ended her battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday, April 11th, 2021. She is survived by her husband Mark Collendrina; Parents, John & Shirley Harris; her three children Crystal and husband, Tony Garavaglia, Chris and wife, Samantha, and Charlie and wife, Ariana; her eight grandchildren Michael, Beau, Rocco, Rylan, Reagan, Kailer, Cam & Cal; her bother John Harris, sister-in-law Pamela Hundley, and niece Jessica and husband, Chris Lindsey & their 3 children Chris Jr, Gabrielle, and Jake.

She was proceeded in death by her Nanny; Pop pop and Ganamom; and her father and mother-in-law Leonard and Delores Collendrina.

Angela was born in Anchorage, Alaska and at the age of three moved to Jacksonville, Florida. At the age of 5 she moved to the Dallas area where she lived most of her years. She spent 4 years in Australia, learning to ride motorcycles. She learned Scottish Highland dancing, where she earned 8 medals the day before coming back to Texas. In her last two years she lived on Lake Tawakoni, enjoying every morning looking out at the lake, it was her happy place.

She attended Garland High School, class of '79. She married her high school sweetheart, Mark, on August 3rd . They enjoyed 42 years of marital bliss. He was her rock through all the ups and downs that life had to offer them.

She spent her adult life working in medical billing and doctor's office. She worked for Dr. Barnes, Dr. Freidman, and a few medical billing companies.

Her family was her absolute everything. When the kids where younger, there wasn't a sporting event that she missed. She was always the voice behind the camera, cheering them on from the stands. They spent most their summers on the lake and camping.

Once her children flew the coop, she got to enjoy the wonders of being a grandparent.. and BOY, was she an incredible MAMA. Her grandchildren were her world. She would take any opportunity to have a sleepover or just an hour to love on her grand babies.

After her six year battle, God mercifully stopped the pain and accepted her saved soul. She came into this world as an angel and left as an angel.

Rest in peace our wonderful angel.