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Jay Brandon Collins

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JAY BRANDON COLLINS Jay Brandon Collins, a.k.a. Brandon Middleton, was born on August 24, 1982 to Lisa Jane Middleton and Jay Collins. The proud grandparents are Bob and Sally Middleton. There is a host of proud great-aunts and uncles, aunts and uncles, cousins and pets. We have wonderful happy memories of Brandon. He brought our family such joy! He was kind, loving, intelligent and had a deep love of creatures of all sizes. This loving and understanding young man was deeply sensitive to others less talented and less fortunate than he. Brandon had no true siblings of his own but he adopted many brothers along the way whose families in turn welcomed him with open arms. Always the gentleman... He had a great sense of humor, was a natural athlete, his grandfather being his favorite coach, (Coach Bob Middleton) he played baseball and basketball. He was in honors classes at Palm Beach Gardens High School where he was a member of the Navy ROTC and graduated in 2000. He attended Palm Beach State College where he made the Dean's List. Brandon's lifelong love for animals, a trait he inherited from his mother, was only an extension of his love for others. His kindnesses extended to both man and beast! He loved them all - especially the snakey scaley ones! In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, he loaded truck after truck of supplies for the Salvation Army. The Jupiter Boy Scouts always had a record turn out of scouts for Brandon's regularly scheduled talks on herpetology and environmental education of keeping "herps". Salvation Army's Angel Tree program that provides Christmas gifts for underprivileged children was also blessed with his time and talent at Christmas time. He was preceded in death by his father and paternal grandparents. Brandon had received Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized with his mother in the Jupiter Inlet and he had recently rededicated his life to Him. This was a young man with great ideas and high aspirations, always with great hope for his future. Our one truth, and his, is in the risen Jesus. The "Celebration Of His Life Service," will be at Trinity United Methodist Church at 9625 North Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, April 5, at 5:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted at a fund in his honor that has yet to be determined. His grandparents, Bob and Sally Middleton; great aunts and uncles and many aunts, uncles and cousins wish memorial contributions be sent to his Beloved Mother, Lisa Middleton, in care of Aycock Funeral Home. The funds will be disbursed to his favorite charities, Salvation Army, Safe Harbor and a special memorial in his honor. Aycock Funeral Home 1112 Military Trail Jupiter, Florida Condolences may be offered at www.AycockFuneralHomeJupiter.com To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post on Apr. 3, 2010
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