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1946 James 2020

James Collins Jr.

June 20, 1946 — October 21, 2020

OBITUARY: James Collins, Jr., 74, was called home to the Lord on October 21, 2020, at 12:15 pm. In his final moments, he passed away in peace at St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, New York with the prayers and thoughts of his family and staff from Ability Beyond Disability, a residential living home in Beacon, New York where he lived for many years. "Junior," as he was lovingly known, was one of seven children born to parents James Collins and Agnes Gadson. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 20, 1946. Junior was industrious and friendly as a child. He would pack bags for customers at a local supermarket in Brooklyn and then use his earnings to buy candy, which he would share with his sister Maggie. When Junior was four-years-old he was hit by a car which would ultimately lead to him needing full-time care. While away from the family physically, he was never far from their thoughts and love. He was well cared for by the staff at Ability Beyond Disability. Junior is survived by his brother Roger Collins and his sister Maggie Marshall, and nieces and nephews Steven, Jr., Raheem, Corretta, David, Robert, Arion, Christine, Johnny, Robert, Lucy, Anthony, Malcolm, Jabbar, Elijah, Shaldya, Farad, Ramses, Mendes, Agninshalah, Jamell, Daheem, Shakira, and Raquel. His passing follows those of other siblings Freddy Collins, Janet Jones, Esther Dubose, and Steven Collins. The family would like to thank Junior's nurse, Nancy, for her loving service and treating Junior so well. Junior's Memorial service will be held ONLINE ONLY on October 28, 2020, with the viewing beginning at 10:00 am and service beginning at 11:00 am. He will be laid to rest at Rosedale Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508. To view the obituary and family slide show please log on to https://www.libbyfuneralhome.com/obits/james-collins/ at any time. To view the service please log on to http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/39233 at the above time.

Visitation : October 28, 2020 10:00 am - October 28, 2020 11:00 am

Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508


Home-Going Service : October 28, 2020 11:00 am

Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508


Burial : October 28, 2020 1:30 pm

Rosedale Cemetery
350 E. Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036


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