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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Benjamin Collins

Benjamin Kent "Ben" Collins

Monday, August 2nd, 1943 - Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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On August 2, 1943, a baby boy was born to the late Anthony Douglas Collins and Helen Ross Collins. He was the fifth of seven children, Vivion, Vernon, Reginald, Richard, the late Paul, and Jean Collins, born to this union. Being the kind and compassionate person he was, he quit school to help his parents financially. Thus began a long career of hard work, which started with farming and ended with forty years of roofing. Benjamin became the “best” roofer on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland.

After many years of waiting for a young lady he had seen and prophesied that he would marry, on September 30, 1995, he began his life with Gloria Cannon Collins. They shared twenty-three years together and during this time Benjamin gave his life to the Lord. This union afforded Benjamin the title of father to Terrell Northam (Monique) and later, grandfather to four grandchildren, Aah’Nijah, Ronta, Taylor, and Ta’laya. Benjamin was also blessed with a sister-in-law, Valerie Sturgis and three sisters-in-love, Sheila Mapp (Len), Marsha Graves, and Robin Harrison. He and Gloria adopted a son, Monte’ Strand (Chimera), and embraced three godchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Benjamin was a quiet, saved, and sanctified man who loved the Lord with all of his heart. There were many days and nights when he would fall asleep praying in the spirit. Yes, there were times when he would fall asleep in service because of his illness, but he would always share a “Yes” or “Amen” when he heard the word. Benjamin would give God praise in his own way. He wouldn’t shout like most, but he had a reserved shout of his very own. Even a stroke couldn’t and wouldn’t stop his praise. To the very end he gave God praise!
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Jerusalem Baptist Church
    10011 Jerusalem Rd
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 1:00pm
    Jerusalem Baptist Church
    10011 Jerusalem Rd
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    Rev. Richard Holland
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 1:00pm
    Jerusalem Baptist Cemetery
    10011 Jerusalem Rd.
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Posted at 09:04pm
Our most sincere and deepest condolences to the family Collins and our prayers go out to the family and we can also find help or comfort at John 5:28, 29.


Posted at 09:56pm
With heartfelt condolences to the Collins family. The bible gives hope for our dear love ones. God promises to put a end to suffering and injustice. Revelation 21;4

Keeter Harris

Posted at 03:09pm
Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family during your time of loss. The Harris Family

Melynda M Dennis

Posted at 02:06pm
Mrs Gloria I am truly sorry for your loss may God continue to give you strength and to keep all his memories alive will be praying for you and your family may God bless you from my family to yours

Isabella Walker

Posted at 10:03pm
Brother Ben as I know him was a gentle giant, with a hearty Laugh and a heart of Gold. I remember him as a young teen when he did repairs to my Aunts Home. Years later our paths crossed again as He and His Wife Gloria all attended the same Church and began our Quest for Our Lord and Savior. He will be missed but I truly believe he is Resting In Peace in Glory with The Savior. So brother Ben until we meet again my Brother take your Rest. Love you Sister Dale.

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