Saint Julian Leon Collins, Jr. was born September 23, 1943, to the late Saint Julian Leon Collins, Sr. and Marie Lucas Collins in Charleston, S. C. He was raised in a loving and caring home with two sisters Louise Collins and the late Judy Collins. He then joined Saint Patrick's Catholic Church early in life and was a member for all of his life.
Saint Julian Leon graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Charleston, S.C. where he played football and earned his high school diploma. He attended North Carolina A&T College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then he joined the United States Army, where he received an honorable discharge. After discharge, he attended Atlanta Area Tech and received a certification in auto mechanics.
He worked at Scripto, Inc. as a mail clerk and after attending Atlanta Area Tech, he was employed by Teledyne Continental Motor Aircraft-Teledyne Power Systems. There, he rebuilt and manufactured small aircraft parts. Leon also worked at the United States Post Office.
Saint Julian Leon married Glenda McClure-Collins on June 27, 1980. To this union one child was born, Leigh-Ann June Collins.
Some of Leon's hobbies were watching sports, photography, fishing, traveling, eating seafood and cooking on the grill. His favorite team is the Atlanta Falcons. He was excited to see them go to the super bowl in early 2017. His favorite restaurant was Red Lobster. He would visit often for outings and his birthdays.
Leon loved his family and looked forward to visiting them often. In addition to his parents, Leon was preceded in death by his sister Judy Collins Harris.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife, Glenda McClure-Collins, one daughter, Leigh-Ann June Collins Walton (John Richard), his sister Louise Sumpter, brother-in-law Marcus Sumpter, his nieces, Anita Sturgies, Donna Singleton (David), two nephews Derrick Collins & Jason Morris, mother- in- law Ludie McClure, sister-in-law Gloria Harris and brother-in-law H. E. McClure (Jan).