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Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

3780 Highway 80 East, Pearl, MS

OBITUARY

Mr. Kenneth Michael "Mike" Rollins

February 11, 1952July 20, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share with friends, family and our community the sudden passing of Kenneth Michael “Mike” Rollins. Born in Meridian Mississippi on Feb 11, 1952, Mike died suddenly at his home in Brandon on July 20th, 2020. He was 68 years old.

Mike and Christine, his wife of 39 years, moved to Brandon Mississippi in 1983 where they opened a Golds Gym. The couple trained together and with others in the sport of bodybuilding, and both Mike and Chris competed at the national level in the sport before settling in to develop other careers.

In their home in Brandon, Mike and Chris shared in their love of animals and enjoyed the company of each other, their children, grandchildren, visiting family members and friends. As a member of Pine Lake Church in Brandon, Mike lived a life of belief, love and kindness. Their home and property was a sanctuary for people, pets and other animals. Being in the Mike Rollins circle meant you felt safe and loved.

A hard-working, independent man, Mike co-owned Mississippi Restaurant Services. Mike was highly respected in his trade and met and made many friends in the community with his good humor, kindness and wit. Despite his muscular stature that he maintained throughout his life, he cast a friendly and welcoming shadow. So many family, customers and friends will feel the loss of Mike Rollins.

Mike leaves behind his loving wife Chris; daughter Heather and Son-in–law Ricky Smith; daughter Brande and husband Jeff Callahan; grandchildren Austin, Michael and Olivia; and his brother Pat Rollins. Michael also leaves behind sister-in-law Jeanette (Craig) Luther; and brothers-in-law Michael (Maureen) and Stephen (Michelle) Beaubien. He is predeceased by his son, Sean; his parents, Grace and James Rollins; and his brother Tom.

Visitation for family is at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home Thursday, July 23rd from 5:00-7:00pm. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 24th at 10:00 am at Lakewood Cemetery.

Memorial donations in memory of Mike Rollins may be made to: Mississippi Animal Rescue League at www.msarl.org and The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Christine "Chris" Rollins, Wife
  • Heather Smith (Ricky), Daughter
  • Brande Callahan (Jeff), Daughter
  • Austin, Grandchild
  • Michael, Grandchild
  • Olivia, Grandchild
  • Pat Rollins, Brother
  • Jeanette Luther (Craig), Daughter-in-law
  • Michael Beaubien (Maureen), Brother-in-law
  • Stephen Beaubien (Michelle), Brother-in-law
  • and many dear friends

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Mr. Kenneth Michael "Mike" Rollins

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Sherry Runyon

July 30, 2020

Mike is my cousin, one of the famous Rollins boys. We spent many summers at Grandma's house having the kinds of adventures I would never have experienced, as my cousin Diane mentioned, and it was, in my mind, a Mark Twain memory. These boys included us, despite our femininity, and I will always appreciate this. We were no Becky Thatchers. It was a magical time. Mike was gentle and sweet, and I feel fortunate that I got to see him again during our family reunions. Rest in peace, Mike. We will all see you soon.

Melisa McLendon

July 27, 2020

I was so very saddened to hear about Mike's passing. I had the privelage to provide care for the Rollins' fur babies. He had such a huge heart! We are all truly blessed to have known him. We are keeping Chris and the kids in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill Prisock

July 24, 2020

Prayers sent to family & friends. Mike definitely was strong man but I remember his gentle spirit, humble disposition. Early ‘90’s we met Ristorante’ Chianti & last several years dining at Cock of the Walk. Alway easy to talk with, even after years a of not seeing each other. Good guy and will be missed.

Melinda Lea-Calvert

July 24, 2020

Remembering Mike’s laughter and his caring smile. He always was truly interested in what you had to say. He never judged others. He was a good guy!
Sure hate he’s gone, we need more guys like him in our world today. Heaven gained a good one today.
Rest In Peace Mike and with your Savior❤️
Till we meet again.
Prayers for Chris and family.
Melinda

Dianne McKenzie

July 23, 2020

Mike was the coolest cousin with the best smile. We all roamed the woods and creeks near my grandmother's house as children. We built forts and picked watermelons and ate them with our hands after Mike busted them open in the garden. We ran through the cool creeks and played army with dirt clods as our hands grenades. I remember eating lunch at Mike's house. No matter what Aunt Grace cooked, there was always a big stack of "light bread" and a bowl of freshly sliced onions to go with it. We all loved spending summers at Irony's house (his name for my grandmother.). Don't ask me where that name came from. I never saw her ironing! I remember his getting into a huge tractor tire, and his brother, Tom, rolled Mike down the hill, bouncing and yelling all the way. He was such a great cousin, so humble and sweet and gone way too young. I will miss him.

Mike Beaubien

July 23, 2020

Mike Rollins was one of the most genuine and generous people I have ever met. I’m so sorry that because of the current health of the country, I can not be there to say a final goodbye.

While I and my brother Steve are listed as his brothers-in-law, we are not. Mikes soul, demeanor, and strength made him immediately one of our family’s brothers. Besides being a brother, Mike was also our friend. It would be hard to find another person as kind and supportive as Mike Rollins when the time called for it. As a family member to Chris’s siblings, he was highly regarded for being fun, caring, generous, smart and easy to be with.

I will forever remember his three- fingered handshake, his supportive arm on the shoulder and his infectious chuckle. Whenever we parted, whether on the on the phone or in person, it was always punctuated by a mutual “I love you man”.

I meant it. He meant it.

Goodby Mike. I love you man. Godspeed.

Roger Brock

July 23, 2020

Mike was one of our repair people at Cock of the Walk restaurant and Western Sizzlin . You could call him most anytime to do a repair. He was a joy to be around with his little hehaw sense of humor. But you could tell he cared about what he did. He was so easy to talk to and was a joy to be around. He will be surely missed. May God Bless and Rest his Soul and give his family the comfort of your Love Lord. Amen

Mel McCoy

July 22, 2020

Years ago before I ever met Mike , I knew like everyone, that he had a physical presence, that he was something special. I always thought he was a mountain of a man. But little did I know that he had a heart to match his physical presence. I could tell Mike was a private person and I listened intently to everything Mike spoke about , trying to soak it up like a sponge. My heart goes out to Mikes family and those who were lucky enough to have had a personal relationship with him. The world lost a good man this week and I’ll miss him dearly.

Leona Goode

July 22, 2020

you have my heartfelt sympathy. Mike always had a happy-go-lucky enjoyable attitude each time I met him and I will always remember him for that .

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