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On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Elijah Collins, III was tragically shot and killed in Sugarcreek, Ohio while attempting to do his job as an industrial truck driver. 

 

Elijah was born in High Point, NC on February 16, 1987 to the late Elijah Collins, Jr. and Dora Morrison Collins. The birth of Elijah brought an outpouring of joy to the family as he was the only boy out of a family full of girls.

 

As a graduate of Southeast Guilford High School, Elijah enjoyed going to school, playing sports such as basketball and football, and playing spades with his partner/sister Kasey and the other teenagers in his neighborhood. He had no problem making friends and was called “E” by those close to him. Everyone who encountered Elijah always talked about his smile and how he enjoyed making people laugh. 

 

Left to cherish his memories are his mother, Dora Morrison Collins and his sister, Kasey Collins (Darick) Hayes; also his siblings, Carsaundra Collins, Darius Jones, Charrisse (Warren) Franklin, Cheryl Collins and Chantel Collins (Tony); bonus moms, Candra Steele and Rovena Collins; close uncles and aunts, Dennis (Willa) Morrison, Leagrand Morrison, Larry Smith, Robert Lee (Althene) Morrison, Ronald Morrison, Mary (Charlie) Winstead, Malinda (Clint) Williams and Hazeline Morrison Brenda Morrison; his paternal Collins family; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

 

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.






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  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Sunday, June 30, 2019
    We don't know what to say except that we love you. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little. God is the Creator of life. The Bible calls Jehovah God "the source of life." (Psalm 36:9 ;Acts 17:24,25) The One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. You can visit www.jw.org to find out more about Jehovah"s promised resurrection.
    ~ Lonnie Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Monday, July 1, 2019
    This man did not pass away at his residence. He stabbed a police officer in the neck with a screwdriver in Sugarcreek Ohio while making a delivery at a business there. He was being issued a ticket and summons for court and when the officer was telling him he would have to make an appearance in court he stabbed him. It is all on an officer bodycam. This man was a monster!
    ~ An ohio Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019
    Sugar Creek resident . How cruel for you to say what led to Mr Collins demise, what ever the case may be this is not the time nor place for such comments.
    ~ Risident   High Point, NC
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019
    I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Family and Friends.
    ~ Ericka Neely   Greensboro, NC
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019
    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CAN NOT HEAL
    ~ GLORIA LITTLE   high point, NC
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019
    GOD knows all & gives us Peace HIS grace and mercy strengthens us. There are no words that can help ease the sense of loss that you are experiencing. However, it is important that you know that friend's and loving people are praying for you and your family. You have precious memories to hold in your heart. Treasure Photographs of time spent with Elijah that bring back memories of happy time's together. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1st Corinthians 13:13 ✝️ Myrtle & Family
    ~ Myrtle Garlington   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 4, 2019
    To the Sugar Creek, Ohio residents. This man was adored and loved by his family. Of course said circumstances are the reason why there is an obituary in the first place but don’t use this platform that we were awarded as a place mourn the death of our beloved as a place to spew hate. Utilize your own social media pages or scream from the mountain tops. I don’t care, Anywhere but here. To my family, My Aunt and My cousin I love you & no matter what we’ll always carry his name high.
    ~ Chy Victoria
  • Monday, July 15, 2019
    he tried to kill a police officer with no warning and you mourn him as though he was a saint he tried to take someone elses life, over a citation. and then you bring race into this , this is what is wrong with our country this isnt a race issue its a he was trying to kill someone and he got killed luckily the officer has survived . sorry for your loss but if he was doing this for no good reason then sorry not sorry . our police officers are mocked and made fun off but everyone doesnt care if it was an officer was killed.
    ~ crazy lady in nc   NC
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019
    It’s funny he died “just trying to do his job” video shows the monster he was! He was rude from the getgo to this officer who was nothing but respectful to him! He got what he deserved! Dirt on him! He tried to kill an officer and in return got popped and killed! Hallelujah! He won’t ever try that again now will he!? Makes me wonder how many others he’s killed and got away with it! Rest in hell!!!
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Thursday, July 4, 2019
    To the Sugar Creek, Ohio residents. This man was adored and loved by his family. Of course said circumstances are the reason why there is an obituary in the first place but don’t use this platform that we were awarded as a place mourn the death of our beloved as a place to spew hate. Utilize your own social media pages or scream from the mountain tops. I don’t care, Anywhere but here. To my family, My Aunt and My cousin I love you & no matter what we’ll always carry his name high.
    ~ Chy Victoria
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Oh what an upstanding man!!! Lol he even beat a woman and broke her nose and eye socket! Piece of trash if you ask me! He got what he deserved! Dirt thrown on his face! Best place for him! He won’t hurt anyone ever again.
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Thursday, July 4, 2019
    To the Sugar Creek, Ohio residents. This man was adored and loved by his family. Of course said circumstances are the reason why there is an obituary in the first place but don’t use this platform that we were awarded as a place mourn the death of our beloved as a place to spew hate. Utilize your own social media pages or scream from the mountain tops. I don’t care, Anywhere but here. To my family, My Aunt and My cousin I love you & no matter what we’ll always carry his name high.
    ~ Chy Victoria   NC
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Oh what an upstanding man!!! Lol he even beat a woman and broke her nose and eye socket! Piece of trash if you ask me! He got what he deserved! Dirt thrown on his face! Best place for him! He won’t hurt anyone ever again.
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019
    It’s funny he died “just trying to do his job” video shows the monster he was! He was rude from the getgo to this officer who was nothing but respectful to him! He got what he deserved! Dirt on him! He tried to kill an officer and in return got popped and killed! Hallelujah! He won’t ever try that again now will he!? Makes me wonder how many others he’s killed and got away with it! Rest in hell!!!
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019
    It’s funny he died “just trying to do his job” video shows the monster he was! He was rude from the getgo to this officer who was nothing but respectful to him! He got what he deserved! Dirt on him! He tried to kill an officer and in return got popped and killed! Hallelujah! He won’t ever try that again now will he!? Makes me wonder how many others he’s killed and got away with it! Rest in hell!!!
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Thursday, July 4, 2019
    Will always cherish and honor his memory....I don’t care what he done or why....Shame on anyone who comes to this post to disrespect a good man without knowing all the details....shame on you, YOURE THE MONSTER! This man has a loving family who loved him very much keep your trash ass opinions to yourself....shame on you! We love you Elijah ❤️
    ~ Jazz   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Oh what an upstanding man!!! Lol he even beat a woman and broke her nose and eye socket! Piece of trash if you ask me! He got what he deserved! Dirt thrown on his face! Best place for him! He won’t hurt anyone ever again.
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Oh what an upstanding man!!! Lol he even beat a woman and broke her nose and eye socket! Piece of trash if you ask me! He got what he deserved! Dirt thrown on his face! Best place for him! He won’t hurt anyone ever again.
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Oh what an upstanding man!!! Lol he even beat a woman and broke her nose and eye socket! Piece of trash if you ask me! He got what he deserved! Dirt thrown on his face! Best place for him! He won’t hurt anyone ever again.
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Oh what an upstanding man!!! Lol he even beat a woman and broke her nose and eye socket! Piece of trash if you ask me! He got what he deserved! Dirt thrown on his face! Best place for him! He won’t hurt anyone ever again.
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Friday, July 5, 2019
    My prayers are with the family... I am going to miss you dearly! So many memories in 2 1/2 years, I will cherish all of them.... Regardless, what people may feel... you were caring and loving. I'm in disbelief and heart broken knowing my friend has transition. Love Always, #T, #Shwaty, #Boss Lady
    ~ Tonya   Winston Salem, NC
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Oh what an upstanding man!!! Lol he even beat a woman and broke her nose and eye socket! Piece of trash if you ask me! He got what he deserved! Dirt thrown on his face! Best place for him! He won’t hurt anyone ever again.
    ~ Sugarcreek Resident   Sugarcreek, OH
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Elijah Collins The 3rd...Loving Caring or Monster? June 26, 2019 around 8am 'this young man was Living with the "Great American Dream" owning a truck one day and purchasing the house he grew-up in. On June 26, 2019 a dream and the dreamer will die! He made a mistake June 26, 2019 like many trucker's before him did "white and black's". G.P.S took him into a Residential area...Whereas, his truck suppose to have damage a walkway with tire marks .. The officer, Captain Dalton from Sugar Greek understood the situation to the point whereas, he was about to send Elijah on his way with a wanting like so many other Trucker's received before "for this very same mistake" being directed by GPS through a residential area. a resident from Sugar Greek area witness the incident follower Elijah truck to delivery point...call the Chief of Sugar Greek Police Dept. … Demanded Action 'take action...Acting shouting the Most UGLYEST of Racist sentiment at the trucker who live and work to serve You 'The American People' Monster???Who produce it??? Blatant Racism Kill Elijah!!! That Resident is Charge... He is Loving Caring To All Who 'Knows' Him "RIP" Elijah Collins lll From the Inside
    ~ Tee Rahman   Mt. Vernon