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“We send our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family ...Much Love , Hugs & Prayers. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Medford & Jeanne Sloan - CA

“Retanya-May his soul rest in peace. To be absent from the body is to present with the Lord. He has moved on to the best part of his life. (Eternity...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Cathy Beard - Long Beach, CA

“Our deepest sympathies, Kibibi Ball&Family Love Always ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ball - Seattle, WA

“It is with deep saddness to hear of the passing of your Father, Grandfather, & Great-grandfather. I pray that your comfort will be found in GOD's...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Harrell - CA

“Peace & Love to the Collins family from the Hawthorne Family in their time of need! My parents first became friends with Willie and his first wife...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lawrence Hawthorne - Kennedale, TX

“Lord please wrap your arms around the Collins family as they travel through this God ordain journey in life. Give them strenght when they feel weak ,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl Ford ( Jackson) - Tustin, CA

“My heart goes out to his family. I know, from being friends with some of the family, he was truly loved. Rest In Peace Sggt Collins ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dawn Goo - El Paso, TX - Friend

“Our Family sends Much Love and Prayers to your Family, we are so enlightenedby the relationship our Father had with Mr. Willie on this life's Journey...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Paschal - Lithonia, GA


Willie Love Collins, 86, born on March 22, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was called home August 6, 2017. He resided in Cypress, California, at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Cypress, California. Willie Love Collins was a husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and a great grandfather. He served 21 years as a United State Marine with the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant when he retired in 1971, and worked at Southern California Edison from 1975- May, 1995, 20 years. Willie was preceded in death by his first wife Mamie Collins in 1969, and his second wife, Ruby Collins in 2011, and his mother Eddie Dean Collins, his dad, Carl Collins, his sister Mary Alice and his son-in-law Woodrow Otis, Jr, in 2000. He is survived by his five children, Deidra M. Obermoeller (Gary), Retanya J. Collins, Shaira Hendricks (Joe), Phillip A. Collins, and Trimel C. Collins, and his brother, Edward Collins (Rita),(1) niece, Jasmine Collins, and (13) grandchildren, Ronnie W. Harrell, Woodrow Otis, III, Seanna Carroll, Veronica Andria Mamie Otis, Tiffany Henderson, Phillip A. Collins,II, William (Will) L. Collins, Mamie J. Collins, Alicia Collins, Taylor S. Collins, Tyera Collins, Myia R. Collins, Michael R. Collins, great grandchildren,(10), Nakia, Nathaniel, Nari, Nariah, Marquise, Jaychaun, Keanna, Kayla, Kasen, and Jayda and a host of other family members far and near. Willie enjoyed playing golf, playing solitaire online and Bid Whist, watching sports and spending time with family. He volunteered with the Navy Golf Course in Seal Beach and the Los Angeles Chapter of the Montford Marines as the Financial Secretary. A final salute to Topcat, a Proud Marine!

My brother was a very protective brother. That carried over to protecting his kids. His career as a marine was cut short when he had to decide to be transferred to another assignment or stay and care for his five children...he made the right decision by retiring from his love of being a Marine. He always has been a Marine and even in death, he remains a Marine. Love you big brother
Edward Collins, aka Uncle Pete