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“Jerrell has been in my home numerous times and he always greeting me with "Hi pretty lady" just a kind man and my husbands buddy! Always in work mode...Read More »
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“Jarrell Wayne was a very good friend to my brother and spent many hours at our house. My sincerest condolences to his parents and family. Rest in...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Theresa Baiamonte-Raffray - LA

“Rosalie & Mike, so sorry and shocked to see thisPrayers going out to you and the family! Love you guys very much!❤❤ ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Victoria (Vicki) Mire Springstead - AL

“Jerrell was one of the best friends I've had!! I'm going to miss him greatly! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Duane Simon - Biloxi, MS - Friend

“As a very young girl u were my friend my love n u taught me so much and yr beautiful family also ❤ rip my beautiful friend! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Patricia Morse Morse - LA

“Jerrell was a dear friend of mine A person who you could always get a great laugh He was a person who was always there to help and a jack of all...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Royce Douglas - Vancleave, MS

Jerrell Wayne Collins, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, passed away peacefully at Oceans Springs Hospital with his loving family by his side on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the age of 57. He was born on August 17, 1964, at Fort Polk.

Jerrell is survived by his fiancée, Helen Fortenberry; children, Brandon Elliott (Christy), Jeremiah Collins and Jenna Collins; stepchildren, Shelby, Whitney and Lauren Fortenberry; parents, Rosalie and Mike Delaughter; grandchildren, Mia, Brandon Jr., Thomas, and Hazel Elliott, and Damien and Blakely Fortenberry; and nephews, Nathan and Ben Burns.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Elliott; sister, Angela Delaughter Burns; granddaughter, Kaylee Elliott; and father, Jerrell Collins.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 pm.

Interment will follow at Mt. Stevens Cemetery in Independence, Louisiana.

"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not meant to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered, 'Come to Me.' With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, and though we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, a precious soul at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

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Mt. Stevens (Red Hill) Cemetery

Independence, LA