Cory A. Collins "Big Man"

May 31, 1976 ~ June 20, 2018 (age 42)

Cory Artimas (Cease) Collins, Sr., was born on May 31, 1976 in Union New Jersey to Brenda Hamilton and the late Henry Collins of Newark, New Jersey.

He departed this life on June 20, 2018 in Christiana Hospital.

Cory grew up in Hillside, New Jersey where he attended Walter O. Krumbielgel School and Science High School, Newark, NJ.

In 1993, Cory moved to Wilmington, DE where he graduated from Mt. Pleasant H.S., in 1995. After graduation, he attended Knoxville College in Knoxville, TN.

He then went on to meet the love of his life, Lakesha James in 2003, in which she later became his fiancé.  Cory “Big Man”, as he often called himself, was a loving father, fiancé, brother, uncle, and friend. He absolutely loved being around his children, family, and friends. He could always be found playing his Xbox or spending quality time with his family.

Cory worked in the Customer Service field for some time. But his greatest accomplishment and full time job, was taking care of his children.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Brenda Hamilton; his life partner and spouse, Lakesha James, 14 children: Veronica James, Nyesha James, Cory Collins, Jr., Jaiden James, Jada James, Zymere James, Michael James, Serenity James, Jessica James, Christian James, Christopher James, Eric, Elijah, and Isaac James; also survived by two brothers, Sean Washington and Charles Washington; two in-laws, Sharday and Alan James; six nieces, Jaliah Washington, Nevaeh Brown, Victoria McCormick, Ashlynn James Kyla Fordham and Saniyah Capers; two nephews, Joseph James-Carter and Quintin James; special friends, Kareem Nelson, Moses Miller, Raquel Stephens and Jae; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

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