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Benjamin Too Collins Jr.
June 23, 1935 – March 11, 2017

John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

The Collins, Elliott, Gardner, Urey, and Neufville families announce with heavy hearts the homegoing of their beloved father, uncle, grandfather, cousin, and friend Benjamin Too Collins Jr.  B.T., as he was affectionately called, went home to be with the Lord on March 11, 2017.

B. T. was born unto the union of Judge Benjamin T. Collins Sr. of Bonoway, Firestone and Jane Tiade Elliott-Collins of Rocktown, Maryland County, Liberia.

He is predeceased by his parents, his brother John Elliott Gardner, sisters Ada Collins and Louise Urey, as well as his daughter Benetta Collins.

B. T. leaves to mourn his loss and cherish his memory eight children: Frank T. Collins, Benrus T. Collins, Lamie Edward Collins (Konah), Ada Collins-Taylor (Kedrick), Daniel S. Collins, Jane T. Collins-Colding (Russell), Benjamin T Collins III, and Natividad Collins-Wumah (Edward); his nieces and nephews:  Dorothy Hopkins, Clemenceau Urey (Anna), Annabel Urey-Tingba, Henrique Urey (Marilyn), Felecia Urey-Gaye (Samson), Edward Elliott, John Gardner (Linda), Irene Gardner, Omega Gardner Gray, Kamah Gardner, a slew of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives in Liberia and the United States.

Funeral Arrangements
Wake: Friday, April 7, 2017
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
8730 E Skelly Dr., Tulsa, OK 74129
Funeral: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Interment: Floral Haven
6500 S 129th E Ave, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
To take place immediately after funeral

Repast after internment to take place at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Continuation of the Celebration of BT Collins Jr. Life: Saturday Evening
Swing Tulsa Style
2735 S Memorial Dr., Tulsa, OK 74129

USA Contacts
Benrus Collins (858) 336-6969
Lamie E. Collins (201) 417-9107
Ada Collins-Taylor (918) 640-1774
Ben T. Collins (862) 944-7447
Nussie Collins-Colding (917) 620-3284
Natividad Collins
Thelma Collins (856) 316-6879

Liberia/International Contacts
Daniel Sea Collins 231-776-689-374
Frank T. Collins 231-668-9374
Clemenceau Urey 231-886-51335 or 231-886-645-574

Hotel Reservations- Reservations under “Ada Collins Taylor”

Quality Inn
10829 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74146
(918) 665-0220

Courtyard by Marriott Tulsa Central
3340 S. 79th E. Ave
Tulsa, Ok
(918) 660-0046

Hampton Inn and Suites Tulsa Central
3418 S 79th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 779-4000

Embassy Suites
3332 S 79th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 622-4000

Best Western
3212 S 79th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 858-2100