John Overton Collins

 John Overton Collins, 78, transitioned home at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond on October 24, 2019 at 9:35 p.m. John was a native of Louisa County and was the fifty child of eight children to the late Joseph and Gussie Collins.

John, “Pork Chop,” as called by some people, was born on December 5, 1940. 

He received his education in Louisa Training School and A.G. Richardson School. At a young age, Reverend C.C. Dickerson baptized him at Laurel Hill Baptist Church. 

John was proceded in death by his father, Joseph; his mother, Gussie Collins and two brothers, Joseph and Thomas Collins. 

He leaves to cherish his memories four sisters; Annabelle Mayers of Little Mountain, South Carolina, Geraldine Thompson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Melina Monroe and Gussie Thurston of Louisa County.  Also, he will be remembered by countless cousins; nieces and nephews. 

Viewing will be on Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. with viewing from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Hill Baptist Church, 7652 Kentucky Spring Road, Mineral with Reverend Barry Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

D. D. Watson of Louisa is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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