Obituary of Darious Duane Collins Sr.
Adrian – Darious D. Collins Sr., age 66 of Adrian, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born on May 28, 1954, in Chicago, IL, the son of Willie and Margaret (Echols) Collins. On March 21, 1987, he married the love of his life Linda J. Reynolds. Darious retired from the State of Michigan Department of Corrections where he worked as a Correctional Officer at Gus Harrison Correctional Facility where he received the 2010 Officer of the Year Award before retiring in 2012. Darious was the patriarch of his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling. His family and friends will always remember him as loving, caring, and a gentle giant. Darious loved his family, music, fishing, playing the lotto, going to the casino, playing cards, bowling, barbequing, dancing and riding motorcycles. His faith was very important to him, he enjoyed attending church at Christ Temple Ministries International. Darious had a very special bond with everyone he came across. Darious will be truly missed by all of the lives he touched.
In addition to his wife, Linda, Darious is survived by his son, Darious Jr (Amber) Collins; three daughters, Rhonda (Paris Smith) Woods, Linda “Nikki” (Ohmahr Sr.) Fleming, and Darikka Collins; 12 grandchildren, Rhonise Jacobs, Shonnise Woods, Jervarie Woods, TrѐVon King, Alexis Collins, Ohmahr Fleming Jr., ShaReѐ Fleming, Aliyah Collins, Darious Collins III, Xavion Fleming, Damari Collins, and Damila Collins; three great grandchildren, Brian, Jezirah, and Jekhi; brother, Devin Franklin Sr.; sister, LaVaughyn Fuller-Collins; Aunt, Cynthia (Leonard) Marcilous; Uncle, Alfred “Ray” Marcilous; cousin, Dan Moore and cousin, Sylvia Lewis, along with a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends including Gerald Hatchew, a brother from another mother! He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Margaret Collins, daughter, Damaria Loyce Chavonne Collins; grandson, Jermaine Turner; aunt, Lillian Dunn-Barker; and cousin, Troy Collins, along with a host of other family members and friends.
Visitation for Darious D. Collins Sr. will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Bishop Robert H. Benard officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Collins Family to be used accordingly. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
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