Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

3780 Highway 80 East, Pearl, MS


C.W. "Billy Fred" Collins, Jr.

July 20, 1960May 25, 2019

Claude William “Billy Fred” Collins Jr., 58, passed from this life Saturday, May 25, 2019, at his residence.

Billy Fred was born July 20, 1960, in Fairfield, California, a son of the late Claude William Collins, Sr. and Donna Rae Snyder Collins. He was a 1979 graduate of Pearl High School where he played varsity football since Jr. High.

Billy Fred truly loved the City of Pearl and his neighbors. His Patriotic spirit and dedication to our community and his neighbors was evident in everything he did.

Being a former football athlete, he was an ardent supporter of Pearl High School football, and also was an avid fan of college football. His hobbies included caring for his dogs, two of which have been by his side for 18 years, playing with his "GrandDogs", working in his yard, cooking, hunting, fishing, watching over his neighborhood, dancing, and listening to classic rock music.

Survivors include his wife of more than forty years, their children, and unborn grandchild. Glenda Collins, Justin Collins (Melissa), and Jordin Collins; Sisters, Pamela Collins Ivey (Marvin Dale), and Jeannine Collins Williams (James); His first grandchild, a baby girl, due in November; His beloved dogs, R.J., Raven, and Kassie-Mae, and his cherished "GrandDogs", Kashmere and Bella.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jessica Collins.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 7:00pm in the funeral home chapel.

Memorials may be made to Community Animal Rescue and Adoptions of Mississippi at www.carams.org.


  • Glenda Collins, Wife
  • Justin Collins & wife Melissa, Son
  • Jordin Collins, Daughter
  • Pamela Ivey & husband Dale, Sister
  • Jeannine Williams & husband James, Sister
  • Mr. Collins is also survived by his first grandchild, a baby girl, due to be born in November; dogs, R.J., Raven & Kassie-Mae; and grand-dogs, Kashmere & Bella


  • Visitation Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 1, 2019


C.W. "Billy Fred" Collins, Jr.

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Kristina Green

June 1, 2019

You are so missed already!! Walking my daily route won’t be the same without ya! Still remember the first day I started walking after we moved there. You just couldn’t believe I was walking just because!! You asked me three times if I needed a ride or if my car was broke down! I replied naw I’m just walking for fun! And we laughed and laughed!!!! lol 😂 I know your entrance into heaven was most definitely a loud and exciting one! We sure miss ya down here billy! ❤️

Kevin Akers

May 31, 2019

Jordin, I have known your dad for 30 years. When I was 10, we moved in across from your grandparents. I remember your grandpa Jack and your dad always arguing one minute and the next being friends like nothing happened. I also remember the glow once he found out he was having you and Justin.

When we moved to the 600 block of Pemberton, I told him, “ I guess, I just can’t get away from you, Billy. Lol. He just laughed.

I gonna miss the “whew, whew, whooo, whooo or heeeeyyy! When he saw anyone outside. He is and will always be missed. ❤️ the Akers!

Kenny Dennis

May 31, 2019

Our deepest sympathies, on your loss. May God give you comfort, in your time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Your Friends,
Dennis & McRee Auto Electric

The Johnsons

May 30, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for all.
Friends at 602 Pemberton