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Ronald Curly Collins

February 20, 1943November 13, 2021
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Ronald Curly Collins passed away at the age of 78 on November 13, 2021 following an 8-month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on February 20, 1943 in Monroe, North Carolina to John Cleveland Collins and Ethel Mae Collins. Ronnie moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of 5. He lived in Philadelphia until he joined the Navy and served proudly as a Seabee. Ronnie was an artist, a carpenter and a concert promoter. His interests varied from riding horses, playing chess and poker, traveling and creating unique pieces of art. Ronnie will be remembered fondly for his sense of humor and laughter. He always had a new joke to share. Frequently he would share his words of wisdom by starting with the phrase "My daddy told me...". Ronnie is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara, his daughter Ursula Moon of Charlotte, North Carolina, four brothers: Marvin (Anise) Collins of Phoenix, Arizona, Harvey Collins of Monroe, North Carolina, Chuck Collins of Charlotte, North Carolina and Ernest (Wanda) Bell of Henderson, Nevada. He is also survived by three sisters: Marlene (Frank) Richardson of Wadesboro, North Carolina, Helen (Herman) White of Monroe, North Carolina and Laura (Arthur-deceased) Allen of Monroe, North Carolina. He is survived by his grandchildren, Christian Moon Jr. and Tiara Moon (Selchuck) Ustun, his great granddaughter, Sophia Ella Ustun, and his godchildren, Giovanni Augone and Alexis Augone. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and several other family members. Ronald is proceeded in death by his son, Charlie Bishop and his brothers Tommy Mosley and Jeff Mosley. Ronnie's memorial will be for the family only on December 3rd.

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Ernest Bell

December 3, 2021

Ronnie and I had fun times when we were growing up in Philadelphia, sneaking on the subway and trolley cars and getting in fights with the neighborhood kids. Attending school at Simon Gratz High School, going to dances on 15th Street and listening to music by the Flamingos, the Chantels, Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers and just hanging out and having fun. I will always remember those days.

Bob & Taudy Mabee

November 29, 2021

First of all, our condolences to the family. Bob and I knew Ronnie as cowboy Ronnie. We knew Ronnie was close by at the Kiva club just by his laughter. He made everyone smile when he came the room. May you rest now Ronnie in the arms of your Heavenly Father.
Bob & Taudy Mabee

Bill Conner

November 29, 2021

Like many, my memories of Ronnie involve the weekly poker games at the Kiva club. Ronnie was such a joy to be around and his laugh was unforgettable. I know he's somewhere now playing his hand to the last card. RIP my friend.

Ted KARSEN

November 29, 2021

Ronnie will always be remembered for his upbeat personality and smile. I was fortunate to be able to have Ronnie as a neighbor and friend. He will be missed.

David Brownworth

November 29, 2021

Ronnie was one of my favorite people to play poker with. He keep the table lively. For years every time I saw him I would say " Hey you got that hundred you owe me" and the laughter on both side would break out. Rest in Peace my friend.
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Sherrie and Bill Clark

November 28, 2021

Barbara and Ronnie were our neighbors for 14 years. We enjoyed their friendship. Bill enjoyed playing Chess with Ronnie. We both loved his sense of humor. Ronnie would always stop over just to say Happy Thanksgiving or Merry Christmas. We miss him!
Barbara, please let us know whenever we can help in any way.

Sherrie and Bill Clark

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