Henry Joseph Collins, Jr. – The BayNet


Henry Joseph Collins, Jr, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on August 29, 2022. The family is deeply saddened by his passing.

Henry was born July 2, 1934, attended school at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and lived in St. Mary’s County for most of his life.

Henry worked for the federal government for over 25 years as a plumber. He brought humor to the work and was well known to his colleagues.

Moreover, he enjoyed going to church and serving as a faithful deacon. He loved God! He knew the Bible well and no one could change their mind about it. If he wasn’t at church, he spent much of his free time driving his tractor and working in the yard. Henry was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He especially enjoyed the time spent with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In 1965 he met the love of his life, Ruby Mae Collins, and they were married in 1965. Together they had one child, Ernestine Baker of Mechanicsville, MD.

Everyone who knew Henry knew how knowledgeable he was. Henry was full of energy, traits that were evident to all after even a single encounter with him.

Henry is survived by his wife, Ruby Mae Collins, his daughter Ernestine Baker, his brother Thomas Collins, his sisters Virginia Stricklen and Mary Collins, and a special niece they raised, Agnes Harrell. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Navarsha Shubert, James Dickerson III, Ruby Lynch, Joseph Baker Jr and Joshua Baker, and her 13 great-grandchildren. Henry was predeceased by his parents, Henry J. Collins, Sr and Thelma Collins, his brothers, Emory Collins, Reginald Collins, John Collins, James Collins, Francis Collins and sisters Mary Morgan, Thelma Parker, Jane Young and Clyone Henderson. As well as a host of extended family, friends and neighbors.

He will be missed more than words can say.

The family will receive friends on September 10, 2022 for visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, PA, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20622. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow after the service at Charles Memorial Gardens, 26325 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences may be presented to the family at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

All arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, PA to Charlotte Hall, MD.

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