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Dea. John Edward Collins, Sr.

July 10, 1940 ~ January 18, 2022 (age 81)


It is with deep and profound sympathy that we announce the transition of Deacon John E. Collins, Sr. who entered into rest January 18, 2022.

Mr. Collins, a native of Edgefield County, was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda (James) Bibbs of Trenton, SC, Sheila Cummings of Augusta, GA, and Lisa (Rev., Dr. James E.) Dukes of North Augusta, SC; one son, Deacon John (Min. Leslie) Collins, Jr. of Edgefield, SC; one sister, Min. Aimee Mathis of Edgefield, SC; one brother, Dea. William (Christine) Collins of Denmark, SC; six grandchildren; four bonus grandchildren, their spouses and children; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Oscar W. Brown officiating. The service will be live-streamed via the G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary Facebook Page. Viewing will be held from 1 – 5 pm Saturday at the funeral home.


Professional Services are under the care of G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary-Edgefield.

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January 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary
250 Coral Street
Edgefield, SC 29824

Graveside Service
January 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
1120 US-25
Edgefield, SC 29824

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