Collins, Vernon Lee

March 22, 2006

VERNON LEE COLLINS, SR., 68 of Bivalve, MD., died on Monday, March 20th, 2006 at Coastal Hospice at The Lake in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late George Henry Collins and Margaret Yingling Collins. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was an auto mechanic with Charlie Irish Chevrolet in Baltimore until disability. He was an avid sports enthusiast and who also loved to watch westerns on television and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Ardra Marie Collins; five children, Vernon Lee Collins, Jr. and his wife, Jo anne of Bivalve, Joann Lin Celozzi and her husband, Michael of Whiteford, MD, Franklin George Collins and his girlfriend, Michelle Brown of Blades, DE, Robert Keith Collins and his girlfriend, Erika Hicks of Quantico, MD and Sherian Jean Hicks and her husband, Michael of Bivalve; nine grandchildren, Amanda Collins, Vernon Lee Collins, III, Brooke Celozzi, Rachel Celozzi, Sean Collins, Franklin Collins, Brittany Collins, Mikie Hicks, Jr. and Justin Hicks; four sisters, Shirley Collins, Beverly Dixon and Norma Spence all of Essex, MD and Laverne Friedel of Chase, MD and several nieces and nephews, brother and sister in laws. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Franklin, George and Wilbur Collins. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 24th, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. There will be a visitation on Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. and also an hour before the service on Friday. Officiating will be Rev. Sharon Hutchison and Rev. Tim Shawyer. Interment will be held at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock, MD at 1:00 P.M. Contributions may be sent to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21802. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home Professional Association, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit www.delmarvaobits.com to express condolences to the family.

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