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MR. Jerry Wilson Collins

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — Jerry Wilson Collins Jr., 54, died Sunday June 10, 2018 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.

Jerry was born on a Friday the 13th in 1964. He didn’t care for that day and was always cautious on the days that date came around. Jerry lived life to the fullest. The love he showed for his kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces and so many more were beyond measure. Many people don’t get to experience the love story between Jerry and his red headed angel, Ginger.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Mona Cantor Cherry; his second dad, Howard Cherry and his two uncles, David and Lamar Cantor.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger Tyson Collins, his four children, Tara Marie Collins (Thorsten); Jacob Leo Collins (Ana), Courtney Collins Carpenter (Robert), Dylan Kane Collins (Amber); two grandchildren, Veda Rae Carpenter and Connor Tyson Collins with one on the way, and Carter Jacob Collins; his sisters, Shree Collins Barker (Phillip) and Shea Cherry Knight (Jim); his dad, Jerry Collins Sr. (Judy) and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2018 at Chapel Hill Funeral from 6–8 pm CDT. Services will be Saturday June 16th at Chapel Hill Funeral Home at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Jacksonville City Cemetery.