Orlando D. Collins, age 15, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, due to a drowning.
Orlando was born in Chicago, IL, son of Elander Kimbrough and Wanda J. Collins. Orlando was a graduate of Red Apple Elementary and Gilmore Middle School and was currently attending William Horlick High School. He loved sports especially football and basketball. Above all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his mother, Wanda Williams (fiancé, Robert Hargrove); his three brothers, Jamaris and Jaleel Kimbrough, and Rodya Nicks; eight sisters, Jacqueline Collins, Jane Collins, Lawanda (Octavio) Martinez, Desiree Collins, Tiara Collins, Tacora Townsend, Selby Todd, Deja Boatner-Kimbrough; all of Racine; grandparents, Clarence Collins of Chicago, IL, Mary Cole of Racine, Mary Fortney of Chicago, IL; great-grandmother, Ada Mae Howard of Racine; close friends, Ricky Warren and Dontrell C. Oliver Warren; special cousin, Glynis Kimbrough; special aunt, Dorothy Howard; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Jack Howard.
Funeral services will be held at the New Omega Baptist Church, 5731 Northwestern Avenue, Friday, June 6, 2008, 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fred Richmond officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service. Memorials to the family have been suggested.
A very special thank you to Mrs. Apmann and Mrs. Holewinski and various staff throughout Racine Unified School District.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 MAIN ST (262) 634-7888