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Jeremiah Lee Collins

collinsJeremiah Lee Collins, 19, of Erwin, received his angel wings on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Although his earthly years were short, he brought an enormous amount of joy as a son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend. He was a native of Unicoi County and a 2016 graduate of Unicoi County High School. He was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. He lived his life to the fullest and touched the lives of everyone he met. Mr. Collins enjoyed auto body work and spending time with his friends. Jeremiah was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Wayne Bennett and grandfather Dewey Collins, Sr.



Jeremiah Lee Collins has left behind to cherish his memories:

Mother: Wendy Deanna Bennett Tipton and husband, Jeffery of Erwin;

Father: Dewey Collins of Erwin;

Sister: Julia Collins of Erwin;

Aunts: Abigail Burton of Mississippi,

Sarah Adcock and husband, Corey of Georgia;

Uncles: David Anthony Briest of Erwin;

Step Uncle: Michael Gillespie of Erwin;

Grandmother: Donna Burton of Erwin;

Great Grandmother: Shirley Bennett of Erwin;

Grandmother: Jean Collins of Erwin.


The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Jeremiah Lee Collins in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 17, 2016 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Noah Taylor will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Stacy Valentine. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and will continue until the service time on Saturday at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who will attend will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 9:30 AM to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be notified.


Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Jeremiah Lee Collins through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.