Funeral services for Rickey Lee "Big Rick" Collins, 55, will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 16 at Perry Thomas Ministries (Holy Hill COOLJC). Elder Wayne Verges will officiate. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lincoln. Mr. Collins will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service. Mr. Collins died April 6, 2011 at Citizens Baptist Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Collins, Sr. and Eula Collins; sister, Addie Peoples; brothers, Abie Johnson, Sr., Willie Collins, Jr., Howard Collins, Donald Collins and Thomas Collins; nephews, Adrian Johnson and Abie Johnson, Jr. Mr. Collins was a member of Perry Thomas Ministries; was educated in the Talladega County School System; and was a former employee of McCaig Motel. He is survived by his brothers, Donald Johnson, Sr. of Richmond, VA, Mickey (Jean) Collins of Talladega, Larry Collins and Houston Collins of Anniston; sisters, Ella Johnson, Katie Rhoden, Harriet Clowney all of Detroit, MI, Isabelle Sturkie of Benetton, WA; a special nephew, Donald Johnson, Jr. of Talladega; and a special sister-in-law, Linna Mae Johnson of Talladega. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the services.
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Talladega, AL 35161
Published in The Daily Home on Apr. 15, 2011