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JAMES E. COLLINS

November 11, 1949 ~ February 10, 2020 (age 70)

Obituary

James Edward Collins was born November 11, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas to parents Edward and Annie (Valdes) Collins who all preceded him in death. His brother Lester; sisters Catherine, Joe Ann also preceded him in death. James attended SAISD schools and graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School in 1968, where he was a Drum Major. He attended Tennessee State University and was drafted to the U.S. Army. He later worked for AT&T for 43 years.


James met and married his high school sweetie, Gail R. Williams November 30,1974. They were the first to be married in the new Antioch Sanctuary with a packed house of over 800 attending. To this union twin daughters were born...Brandy Gail and Jamie Denise.


James was a community servant who helped with the Taste of New Orleans ZULU'S, The Citywide Senior Conference, Citywide Widow's Gala and Phillis Wheatley Alumni Association.
James became a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in 1966 and was a member of The Mighty Men of Antioch Choir and Usher Ministry No. 1.


James leaves to cherish all of his beautiful memories with his devoted wife of 46 years, Gail; his twin daughters, Brandy Gail and Jamie Denise; a granddaughter...his heart Brooklyn; brother in laws Vernice Brown and Leroy; nephews Roderick Collins, Delbert & Roderick Brown; sister in law Carla Walker and a host of relatives and friends along with his loving mother in law Doloris (Mom) Williams as he would always refer to her as Mom!

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
February 18, 2020

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
1001 N. Walters Street
San Antonio, Texas 78202

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 18, 2020

1:30 PM
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
1001 N. Walters Street
San Antonio, Texas 78202

Interment
Wednesday
February 19, 2020

9:15 AM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209

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