Joseph James "Jimmy" Rollins, 77, a native of Poquoson, lost his long battle with cancer at The Gardens of Warwick Forest on June 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Milton Rollins and Lillian Insley Rollins, and his sister and brother-in-law Patricia Elizabeth and George Harris. He is survived by his cousins, Jean C. "JC" Holloway, Sherry Holloway Holder (Tony), Kathie Faye McBride (Larry), and a host of extended family. After graduating from The College of William and Mary, Jimmy worked for a short time at Coats and Clark Fabric Factory before moving into social work. He worked at Eastern State Hospital and Newport News Social Services before moving to York-Poquoson Social Services in 1987 as a Senior Eligibility Worker. He spent his life helping others and always went above and beyond without a second thought. After retiring in 2008, he spent all his time with his greatest loves, his animals. He felt more at home with his horses, pigs, geese and cats than anywhere else. Jim was a true friend to all who knew him; he was strong and courageous to the very end. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered forever. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home is handling the cremation. Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary (P.A.W.S.), P.O. Box 2204, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
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Published in Daily Press on Jun. 26, 2018.