OBITUARY

James Benjamin Collins Sr.

April 7, 1924April 3, 2021
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James Benjamin Collins, Sr., 96, of Darien, Georgia entered into Heaven’s gates and reunited with his late wife, Ada Naomi on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

James was a lifelong resident of Darien, Georgia, the son of the late William Riley Collins and the late Georgia Allice Mosley Collins. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Ada Naomi Collins; a son, James Benjamin Collins Jr; two of his sisters, Thelma Phillips and Bertha Mae Hawthorne; one brother, William Charles Collins Sr.

James was a member of Darien Church of God and a humble man that never met a stranger. He was a truck driver and also a commercial fisherman. He was the Captain and owner of his own shrimp boat. He always had a green thumb and enjoyed working in his garden. He also loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them and his friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memories are his two sons and daughter-in-laws, Bruce and Jenny Collins of Brunswick and Max and Sherri Collins of Darien; a daughter, Matilda Floyd and her husband Alvin of Shellman, Bluff; six grandchildren, Bruce Collin, Jr., Frank Owens, Jr., Krystle Cox House and her husband Noah, Will Floyd, Jonathan Collins (Kyra), and Macey Floyd; three great grandchildren, Walker Sanford Owens, John Wyatt Owens, and Elijah House. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, April 7, 2021 from 6PM until 8 PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Darien Church of God with Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating.

Interment will follow the service in McIntosh Family Cemetery with Bruce Collins Jr., Frank Owens Jr., Will Floyd, Jonathan Collins, Marty Collins, and Mike Hawthorne serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the Darien Church of God.

Edo Miller and Sons is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the register book and leave condolences for the family at www.edomillerandsons.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bruce Collins Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Frank Owens, Active Pallbearer
  • Will Floyd, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Collins, Active Pallbearer
  • Marty Collins, Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Hawthorne, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Grace Smith

April 7, 2021

I have known James for many years. They were loyal friends for many years. Prayers go out to the immediate family. May God bless you all. My heart goes out to you.

May God bless you all.
Grace Smith

Joseph Schaitberger

April 6, 2021

Bruce, Max and Matilda,

Please accept our sincere sympathies to you and your families. Your Father and Mother not only shared a great love and marriage, they extended those same qualities to you three and your families along with many of us who were fortunate to know them. Your Dad was always happy to share a story or show off his wonderful garden. Your Mom always greeted you with a smile and a hug. Together they always made you feel welcome and at home.

It is truly amazing that your Dad who had one of the great green thumbs that ever existed, was still tending his garden and taking care of himself with your families support well into his nineties. Leslie and I will always have much love and a warm place in our hearts for Uncle James and Aunt Ada.

If there is anything we can do to support you during this difficult time, please let us know.

Love to you all,

Joe & Leslie Schaitberger

June Stanford Bowers

April 5, 2021

Bruce, Max and Matilda,,
I am praying for all of your families . I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Collins. He was
such a sweet man. He certainly loved his family. I know you will miss him but you have wonderful memories that you will cherish forever.
Love, June and Bob Bowers

Brenda and Jim Miers

April 5, 2021

Sending healing prayers and to all of you Bruce, Max and Ada. He is with Ms. Ada. Love y’all Brenda and Jim Miers

Janice Bennett

April 4, 2021

Oh, I am so sorry to see this! He was a sweet, sweet man. At least we can all say he is reunited with your mom!! Prayers and love to all of you💕💕 Janice Bennett

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