Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


Stephen Porter Collins

June 28, 1938July 11, 2019

Stephen Porter Collins, loving father and grandfather, passed away on July 11, 2019 at Community Hospice Mayo Clinic due to a prolonged illness. He was pre-deceased by his wonderful wife, Jeannean Collins in 2014. He is survived by daughter, Pamela (Raymond) Joudi of Jacksonville, Florida; son, Thomas Collins of Jacksonville, Florida; brothers Lindsey (Shelley) Collins of Gainesville, Georgia and Herb (Sharon) Collins of Bermuda Run, North Carolina; and grandchildren, Hunter Collins, Cameron (Rebecca) Joudi, Joseph Joudi and Zayna Joudi.

Stephen was born in 1938 to H.T. and Anne Collins in Jacksonville, Florida where he attended Robert E. Lee High School. He had many jobs throughout his life, but none that he loved more than where he worked for the later part of his career which was Mulch Masters. He loved his co-workers there and he loved what he did. Until their illnesses, he and his late wife were active members at Wesconnett Assembly of God.

The family wishes to thank the loving staff at Riverwood Center for their care and support in the last years of his life. They would especially like to thank Nurse Wendy Jones for the extra love and kindness provided to Stephen during his time there. He will forever be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend. A graveside service will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery on Tuesday, July 16 at 11:30 am.

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  • He was pre-deceased by his wonderful wife, Jeannean Collins, in 2014.

    He is survived by daughter Pamela (Raymond) Joudi, Jacksonville, Florida; son Thomas Collins, Jacksonville, Florida; brothers Lindsey (Shelley) Collins, Gainesville, Georgia and Herb (Sharon) Collins, Bermuda Run, North Carolina; and grandchildren Hunter Collins, Cameron (Rebecca) Joudi, Joseph Joudi and Zayna Joudi.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Stephen Porter Collins

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Magi and George Taber

July 17, 2019

We shall long cherish our memories of Steve and Jeneanne over the past years with the FNGLA Nurserymen's Association. Wonderful times with trade shows and meetings and hospitality....fun and laughter...…..God's Blessings on the family

Glen Saint Mary Nurseries Company