Joseph James "Jimmy" Rollins
1940 - 2018
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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 .

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Published in Daily Press on Jun. 26, 2018.
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July 1, 2018
My Bubba Jimmy ,We've lived across the street from each other for over 40 years.The best memory will always be watching you and all your geese walking together down the lane to your farm. That was the cutest thing I've ever seen.We loved listening to you talk to your pets and calling them your babies but the day you spoke to the bees nesting on the outside of your door to tell them to be nice to her because I was your friend really got to me . Believe it or not they never flew at me again . We will always remember you and your laughter and miss seeing you.
Sonny and Lynda Hanson
June 28, 2018
RIP, Jim. I will long remember our happy days at NNDSS and all of the laughs we all shared on the second floor of Wickham Ave. My sincerest condolences to Jim's family and friends.
Judy Mercier
June 28, 2018
I remember you well Jim, and very fondly. I was asking a friend about you recently. You will be missed, but I hope to see you again my friend.
June 27, 2018
Will the circle be unbroken
By and by Lord, by and by
In a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky. . .
June 27, 2018
k d
June 27, 2018
I worked with Jim in York County. We shared many conversations on a variety of topics. One of our little traditions was getting a box of chocolate covered cherries and just talking and laughing as we ate the whole box just before Christmas each year. He was a very caring person. Often he would have a thought he really shouldn't voice and his eyes would twinkle and you could just see the wheels turning. He searched in many directions for religion before finally finding the right fit for him. I know we will meet again in Heaven. Godspeed, Jim!

Regina Crouse
June 27, 2018
Sad to hear about his passing. My condolences to family, he will be missed. I have fond memories of talking about animals with Jimmy. What a character he was! We always joked and laughed about things going on and the silly/funny things animals did. You will be missed my friend.
Kathy Baranyai
June 26, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family...Jim was such a breath of freshness when he was at Newport News blessed to have known such a wonderful man.
Jennie Alexander
June 26, 2018
I lived 'across the marsh' from Jim for many years and could always count on an interesting conversation when I went to see him. We became closer friends in the last several years and I was excited when he told me about his renewed commitment to the Lord a couple of years ago. I look forward to seeing him again one day.
Greg Holloway
June 26, 2018
I worked with Jim for many years at YPDS. He was passionate in working with his clients. And most of all being with his animals. On one occassion he even brough a baby gosling into his office and kepted it in his pocket for protection from the adult geese. We traveled out west several times and Anita and Natalie also traveled with us. We shared many treasures, going to the Red Rocks, Grand Canon,"Black Rose", Colored Forrest, stopping the car on a train track as well as having spiritual talks. He will be greatly missed.
Robyn Stanley
June 26, 2018
Peace Jim. I fondly remember all our conversations about religion, the Pope, and all your travels. I know your animals were your loves, and I pray to St. Francis for you and your beloved animals....You were an amazing man!
Patti & Gary Alderman
June 26, 2018
Robyn Stanley
June 26, 2018
I worked with Jim in NN and York County. Before we retired we spent hours talking about the Bible and things of the Spirit. I will remember him fondly.
Nancy Amick
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