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John Patrick Collins - Memorial Video

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Uploaded on Jan 31, 2012

*I DON'T OWN RIGHTS TO ANY OF THE SONGS*

John Patrick Collins, son of Karen and Johnny Collins, passed away on July 31, 2011. John celebrated his 27th birthday this year with his parents, uncle Mike, and younger sister, Mary. Born in Pikeville, Kentucky, John spent his early years with his father's family in Matewan, WV. John was very close to his uncle Mike, cousin Jennifer, and cousin Roy Damron. After moving to North Carolina, John became very active in sports from baseball to basketball, bowling, and the occasional golf game. John medaled in several events at Special Olympics and was an honorary torch carrier. After his sports career, John became a member of Eastern Alamance's sports boosters and loved to watch his sister cheer for the Charlotte 49ers. From beach trips to lake trips, John enjoyed the fun life with his family and friends. Riding shot-gun on every road trip, John traveled through many states, including Illinois where his mother's family lives. John loved his rice crispy treats from grandma Carol and grandpa Bill, and waiting to pick up his grandma Emma from the airport. John also loved his uncles Alan, Gary and Craig, along with all his cousins. Switching teams, John finally became a Tarheel fan and let the wonderful nursing staff at Duke Hospital know his team of choice. John and his family spent most of their family life in the Mebane area, attending the Mebane Street Church of Christ. A devoted Christian, John spent a lot of time with his church family singing songs, ordering pizza at church luncheons, and hugging everyone in sight. John graduated from Graham High School in 2004 and made several friends in the process. John was a very loving and compassionate young man and overcame many struggles with a beautiful smile and a wonderful personality. We want to thank everyone who helped impact John's life, including Special Olympics, Challenger Baseball, teachers, nurses, and all the other wonderful people and organizations. He was truly a gift from God and his memory will never be forgotten. John's handsome face is embedded in many people's hearts and his spirit will always be near and dear. "The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now to someone we love. May today's sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God's love."

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