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Jim Collins

ANNE & BRAD PLOCK contributed this message on Thursday, November 16, 2017:

We share in your grief and in the loving memories of Jim - here in Daytona Beach.

He will be greatly missed and his spirit never forgotten - especially for his staunch support and love for the Friends of the Bandshell over the last 21 years.

Our love and prayers are with you and your family today and always!

Ormond Beach, Florida
eMail: aplock.me@gmail.com

The Shipman children.. Sarah, Kyle, Jack, Charles, Nancy, and Mary contributed this message on Wednesday, November 15, 2017:

The Shipman family met Jim in the 1960's, when he came to the plumbing company to teach Mrs.Shipman the art of bookkeeping. He quickly became a valued friend to all of us. His smile would light up a room and he always had tales to tell. After the Collins family moved to Florida, he would always drop by the office to visit when he returned to visit Ruth's mother. I,Sarah,still have one pillowcase from the bedding set my husband and I received as a wedding gift. I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Our prayers are with the family.

Asheville, NC
eMail: noa2330@gmail.com

BILL contributed this message on Tuesday, November 14, 2017:

RUTH AND FAMILY,

YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED CRASH. I AM SORRY I COULD NOT ATTEND THE SERVICE FOR
HIM. PLEASE CALL ME IF I CAN BE OF ANY
HELP.
LOVE,

BILL

FAITH, NC

Ron & Mary Brown contributed this message on Tuesday, November 14, 2017:

A thought I have always found comfort in. " To live in the hearts of those you love is to never die "

Denver, NC
eMail: to marybrown@yahoo.com

KIM BROWN contributed this message on Tuesday, November 14, 2017:

I WILL MISS UNCLE JAMIE, HE COULD ALWAYS MAKE YOU LAUGH. HE ALSO GAVE THE BIGGEST HUGS. ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND
LOVE TO TALK TO ANYONE THAT WOULD LISTEN. NEVER HAD A BAD DAY. I REALLY LOVED THE VIDEO TRIBUTE OF HIM. MADE ME FEEL GOOD. EVEN THOUGH HE HAS PASSED ON,
HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE IN MY HEART FOREVER.IT BROKE OUR HEARTS TO LOSE YOU,YOU DID NOT GO ALONE;FOR PARTS OF US WENT WITH YOU THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME. RIP UNCLE JAMIE, WE LOVE YOU.

gastonia, NC
eMail: kbrown@albanygroupllc.com

Betty and Valorie Stephens contributed this message on Tuesday, November 14, 2017:

It was a pleasure to have volunteered with you at the Bandshell on those summer Saturday nights. You will be missed.

Daytona Beach, Fl
eMail: bstephens800@gmail.com

Connie Murray-Lytle contributed this message on Tuesday, November 14, 2017:

To "smilin' Jim- you will be missed. The tennis groups' Friday lunches, mostly at Pizza Hut, the fun tennis games- and later poker games when we had to give up tennis. Attending the bandshell concerts and knowing you and Ruth would, unfailingly, be there.
Say Hello to Russ,Jim!
Connie

Ormond Beach, Florida

Michael Brown contributed this message on Monday, November 13, 2017:

It was 1968 and my dad was late picking me up from an after-school activity. Finally, I could see Dad waving as the big Chevy sedan zoomed right to left in front of the school. There was someone in the passenger seat.
The car turned into the school driveway and screeched to a halt just in front of me. A large man with big glasses and an even bigger smile said, �Hop on in the back, son!� That�s how I met Jim Collins.

Dad�s new friend turned out to have an amazing wife and a couple of kids (both also amazing) roughly the same ages as my little sister and me. We were all instant friends and over time became kin.

I always looked forward to visits to and from Uncle Jim, Aunt Ruth, Cheri, Stephen over the years. The �sketti" dinners, fish camps in the early days, trips to the beach, that crazy snowstorm in Fayetteville 1980, weddings, graduations; life events big and small.

Jim was my dad�s (Joe Brown) best friend. Dad�s been gone five years now. I know Jim must have missed him terribly.

I can picture the two of them now, just two friends driving around in a � Chevy, not a care in the world.

My thoughts are with all the family and friends who knew and loved Jim. Special love of course to the still-amazing, beautiful Ruth; the funny, smart, lovely Cheri; and of course the funny, smart, lovely Stephen.

Michael Brown

Los Angeles
eMail: mbro@mac.com

Laura Bristol contributed this message on Monday, November 13, 2017:

I am a good friend of Kim's and just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about all of you during this time. I met Uncle Jamie several times and loved him! He always made me laugh.
He will be missed!

Gaffney , SC

Michele Proetta Gibson contributed this message on Monday, November 13, 2017:

Jim Collins was a big man, with a huge heart. After my fathers death over 27 years ago, he let me adopt him as a fill in. He was always there with a positive word for me and support that never wavered, especially after my husband's death. He made sure I knew how strong I was and to keep on keeping on.... He loved Ruth, Cheri and Stephen to death. There was nothing he wouldn't due for any of us. He will leave a gaping hole in our hearts but he will never be forgotten. I know you are feeling better now. Thank you also for your service to OUR COUNTRY.
Signed with Lots of Love and a heavy heart,
Your AD,
Michele

Ormond Beach, Florida
eMail: angelosdaughter@hotmail.com

Ana contributed this message on Monday, November 13, 2017:

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

Charlotte, NC
eMail: Ana.nieves@hotmail.com