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Dickerson Mortuary LLC
Thursday November 2nd, 2017
3:00pm - 6:00pm

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Funeral Mass

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Friday November 3rd, 2017

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery
Friday November 3rd, 2017

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Saint Julian Leon Collins, Jr.

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).


Our hearts are broken and heavy. We miss you more that words can express.
Love you

May 19 2018 12:00 AM

Leon we miss you very much and our hearts and the house is lonely.

Love you Glenda

Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

Leigh-Ann and I want you to know that our hearts are lonely without you.

Love you,
Glenda and Leigh-Ann

Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent on November 1, 2017

We will keep Leon in our Thoughts and Prayers. from Cousins: Diane DeVeaux Guy DeVeaux

Nov 1 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for the loss of your Dear loved one. May you put faith in the words mentioned at Isaiah 26:19 & allow it to give you hope and comfort at this difficult time.

Oct 31 2017 12:00 AM

May God be your comfort at this sad time. My condolences to your family. At the present time, there is a sense of helplessness when someone we love dies. Many ask how does one get through this time? Let me share a few scriptural verses that really helps me. Prayer is extremely valuable at this time, 2 Corinthians 4:7 says that God can give us,"" power beyond what is normal "". As you cry and mourn over the loss please remember Jesus Christ spoke about a real hope at John 5:28 ""all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out "". Jesus was referring to the resurrection hope! This will take place real soon.

Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM