David Emanuel Collins, 69, of Waveland, MS passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Waveland, MS.
He was the son of Virginia Young Collins and James Collins Sr.
David was born on April 17, 1953. He was nurtured and reared in a Christian environment with ten other siblings. He was baptized at an early age. He attended Paul L Dunbar School, graduated from McDonald 35 High School and attended Laney Junior College in Oakland California.
He was an avid advocate of civil rights much of his life under the leadership of his mother who was president of the RNA. He became involved in the activities of progressive groups seeking justice in America SNCC, NAACP, ACLU and the RNA. David became an ordained minister, worked with various agencies to rehabilitate and redirect troubled youth, and participated in and supported many activities of the Nazareth Baptist Church and other community and church affiliations wherever he lived.
He was married to Sonia Barrow Collins, and had one son, David Emil Scott; brother of Marilyn Collins Cook, Antoinnette Collins, Lydia Collins Curry (Timon) Georgia Collins Bowie, Yulbritton Collins (Joyce), and the late Donald, James Jr., Walter Reverend Carlice, and William Collins. Nephew of Edna Collins Kennedy.
John chapter 6 verse 47 says, “Verily I say onto you he that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” David was a believer in Christ, a fighter for justice, well known in the Hollygrove community, and will be missed by those who love him.
A Memorial Service for David Emanuel Collins will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Nazareth Baptist Church, 9108 Pritchard Pl, New Orleans, LA 70118.