|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1852|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1914|
Jackson was the son of Peter and Mary Collins. His father died from a heart condition in August of 1859, while his mother lived for 5 more months, and died in January of 1860 of Typhoid Fever. Also perishing from Typhoid, in December of 1859, was Jackson's brother Hugh A and the baby sister Pollyanna in March of 1860. Jackson and 6 of his surviving siblings were living, in the 1860 census, with their older sister Nancy, after the death of their mother. Nancy had married Seaborn Jackson Sandifer about 1858.
The following is provided by and courtesy of Ron Manley.
Died, at his home in Verda, La., March 2, 1914, Jackson Warren Collins, aged 62 years and 29 days.
The subject of this sketch was born in Perry county, Miss., Feb. 13, 1852, and came to Louisiana with his parents when about two years old. He was left an orphan at the tender age of 6 or 7 years, and this with the civil war following close made his efforts all the harder to get a living and some education, but it developed that self-reliance and determination made him a success in life.
On Dec. 19, 1876, he married Mary Elizabeth McLamore, who survives him. His oldest daughter, Mrs. Blanche Gilcrease, preceded him in death, but he leaves seven children living: Mrs. Imogene Lang and Dr. Lee L. Collins, of Alexandria; and Misses Lilla, Eva and Esma, and Messrs. Warren and Weaver Collins, of Verda. Every one of these children have been graduated from some of the best schools of our State, and the deceased did this and made his living absolutely by farming; such a record is worthy of note and of emulation.
He joined the Missionary Baptist church at the age of about twenty years and for nearly forty-two years was a leading and faithful member, serving the last twelve years as a deacon. His life was above reproach, and having always the courage of his convictions he was a leader in every community where he lived. Devoted to his family, generous to a fault with every one, standing with the firmness of Gibraltar for the right always, he will be sorely missed in this community, and the loss of his bereaved ones is irreparable.
His bier was followed by more than a hundred relatives and friends from Verda to the Mt. Zion cemetery, where a still greater number of friends in that community, his former home, vied with each other in paying tribute to his worth as a friend and brother. Revs. I. M. Brian and P. W. Lofton conducted the funeral ceremonies paying eloquent tribute to his splendid christian character, both having served him as pastor at different times.
From the calm and fearless manner in which he met the grim reaper, we are sure death had no terrors for him. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."
Published in The Colfax Chronicle, March 14, 1914
Mary Elizabeth McLamore Collins (1856 - 1950)
Lilla S Collins (1876 - 1977)*
Blanche C Collins Gilcrease (1878 - 1902)*
Eva Collins (1879 - 1981)*
Esma Collins Drewett (1886 - 1982)*
Imogene Collins Lang (1889 - 1975)*
Weaver Wayman Collins (1893 - 1953)*
Mount Zion Cemetery
Created by: Rita Collvins Mayfield
Record added: Mar 08, 2007
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