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Friday, January 20, 2023

Darrell Collins

Darrell Collins
Darrell Collins

Darrell “Pookie” Collins passed away January 12, 2023. He was born January 21 ,1975 to his Loving Parents James and Victoria Collins of Ft. McCoy ,FL . Darrell received Christ at an early age and was baptized at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Ft. McCoy , FL. Under the leadership of the late Reverend Henry Bracy and a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Ft. McCoy , Fl , under the leadership of Pastor Curtis Houston .

Darrell married his loving wife Rita Collins of Ocala, Florida whom he cherished for 24 years. Darrell began his education at Ft. McCoy Elementary and Middle School where he received one of the highest honors of recognition , The White Hat Award , in the presence of his Grandmother, The late Annie Blair “ Big Mama “ Collins.

He was the proud graduate of North Marion High School Class of 1993 , Citra , Fl. He also attended Union College in Barbourville ,KY and furthered his studies at Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee ,FL.

Coach Darrell Collins began his coaching career at Westport High School, Ocala, FL and later transferred to North Marion High School where he impacted the lives of many students, faculty and community members.

Darrell will leave to cherish his memory : a Loving Wife Rita Collins, Ocala ,FL , Parents James and Victoria Collins , Ft. McCoy , FL , brother Michael Collins Jacksonville Fl , Maternal Grandmother , Rilia Kitchen , Orlando , FL , Father in law and Mother -in-law Jose and Miriam Adorno , Ocala , FL Grandmother Felicita Gonzales , Ocala , Fl , Sisters in Law , Nancy Adorno , Ft. Lauderdale , Fl , Rochelle Jackson(Stephen) Ocala , FL Brothers – in law Edwin Adorno( Timica )Ocala , Fl , Jeffrey Adorno (Francis ) loving Second Mom Earnestine LaVan , Sparr , FL . God Sisters Felecia Nicole Holiday(Duane)Brent LaVan (Vickie) , BrianLaVan(LaShawnee) A loving God Father Curtis Beard Sr ,(Debbie ) Ft. McCoy , Fl . God Brothers and God Sister , Curtis “Slick” Beard(Bonita) , Sheena Beard , Christopher Beard . God children Yasmin Pender and Zakie Scott , a host of loving uncles , aunts , nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.