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Cedric Sterling Collins

August 2, 1980 ~ March 15, 2021 (age 40)

Obituary

Cedric Sterling Collins

Aka

Apa and Uncle YaYa

 

On August 02, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, Cedric Sterling, Collins was born to Mary Collins Citizen and Darwin Walker. 

He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age.

Shortly after birth, Cedric and his mother returned to her hometown, Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he grew up. 

He was a 1998 graduate of Washington Marion Magnet High School.

Immediately after graduating from high school, Cedric fulfilled his military obligation.  He joined the United States Marine Corps and served a four-year tour.

After serving in the Marines, Cedric moved back to Lake Charles and was employed at Tommie Video Store and several other jobs, until he obtained his CDL.

Once Cedric earned his CDL, he drove cross country for a few years. 

When he became tired of traveling, he returned home.

In Lake Charles, Cedric found gainful employment delivering for Anna’s Pies and working at Tommie’s Fish Market.

Cedric met Marilyn, the love of his life, and decided to move to Anchorage, Alaska. He and Marilyn were united in holy matrimony and later were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Andrea Annette Collins.

As a family man, Cedric loved his family and knew what was needed to support his family. He returned to school and became a certified welder. He found gainful employment with Contech Solutions and worked for Contech until he became ill.

Cedric was preceded in death by his grandparents, Murphy and Elnora Collins, grandfather, Jessie Turner, Bonus Daughter, Brittany Johnson and father-in-law, Walter Johnson, Sr.

Those left to cherish his precious memories and to celebrate his life and legacy are: his loving and devoted wife, Marilyn Collins of Anchorage, Alaska; his daughter, Andrea Annette Collins of Anchorage, Alaska; his warmhearted and caring parents, Lee and Mary Citizen of Lake Charles, Louisiana; His father, Darwyn Walker of Las Vegas, Nevada; two Bonus Sons, Kayne Andrew and John Andrew of Anchorage, Alaska; two Bonus Daughters, Alexandriana Andrew and Morgan Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska; his very special grandson, Brady Andrew Staeja Andrew of Anchorage, Alaska; one brother, Dedric Keith Collins of Lake Charles, Louisiana; one nephew/brother, Jarhyn Keith Collins Citizen of Lake Charles, Louisiana; two sisters, WYllieshia (Grant) Dunbar of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Wyneeshia (Tommie) Moore of Ruston, Louisiana;

Grandmother, Celestine Turner of Santa Monica, California; mother-in-law, Dora Johnson of Napaskiak, Alaska; two sisters-in-law, Elena (James) Joslin of Eagle River, Alaska; and June (Stanley) Kaganak of Anchorage, Alaska; and two brothers-in-law, Walter Johnson, Jr. and Herbert Johnson  of Anchorage, Alaska.

Godmother, Margaret Johnwell of Lake Charles, Louisiana; three godchildren, Alexis Jacobs, Te’Meyia Moore, and Janessa Anvil; and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 20, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First New Life Baptist Church
311 1st Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 20, 2021

11:00 AM
First New Life Baptist Church
311 1st Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70601

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