Charlie Hollins, Jr. was born to the union of Charlie Hollins, Sr. and Victoria Hayes Hollins on September 14, 1960 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the first of four brothers. Then in 1966 the family moved to Marrero, Louisiana, where Charlie spent many fun filled years with a loving family and friends. He attended Joshua L. Butler Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School. In 1975 he attended West Jefferson High School, where he graduated in 1978. He gained employment at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana. From there he found a lengthy career at Charity Hospital and University Medical Center in New Orleans, first as a Nursing Assistant then finishing his career as an L.S.U.H.S.C Officer. In 1992 he, along with his brothers, formed the independent film company JeTi FILMS and produced several feature films including Bang, Grip: A Criminal's Story, Zombie Bite, and Shallow Creek Cult. As well as the Amazon detective series Tales From The Murder Room. Charlie Hollins, Jr. was also a member of the family gospel group 'Hollins Gospel Singers; where he co-wrote the song 'I Wanna Testify'. Charlie Hollins, Jr. peacefully departed this life on September 7, 2021. He is preceded in death by his brother Timothy (El Timo) Hollins, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Victoria Hayes Hollins, His father Charlie Hollins, Sr., his brothers Jeffrey Hollins and Gregory Hollins, his sister Chelise Hollins, Sisters-in-laws Anita Hollins, Joyce Prestly and Angela Hollins, a nephew Timothy Hollins, Jr., a niece Antonia Hollins, and a host of loving aunts, uncles, a brother-in-law, cousins, other relatives and lifelong friends, including Robert Wicker, Marion McKinnie, Rene Phillips, Prudence Williams, Bradford Franklin and many, many others. He was also a God Father. Charlie Hollins, Jr. was a very well loved man and will be sorely missed by those whose lives he touched. Funeral Service will be held at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil Street, Gretna, Louisiana 70053, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 1:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm. Interment: Westlawn Memorial Park 1225 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, La. 70056. Due to Covid restrictions, only 50 guests will be allowed inside the service. No Repast. Arrangements by D.W Rhodes Funeral Home, Gretna, LA. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com
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Published by The Times-Picayune from Sep. 12 to Sep. 15, 2021.