Edward MacDuffie Collins

Edward MacDuffie Collins

Edward MacDuffie Collins died peacefully on January 22, 2023. He was born June 9, 1956 in Jacksonville, Florida. Edward graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, where he was the Class Historian his senior year, and he was a leading character in the school performances of “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Oklahoma!”.  He enjoyed spending summers as a camper and counselor at the YMCA Camp Carson in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.  Edward graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a BA degree in economics, a BS in Computer and Information Sciences, and a Masters in Business Administration. He spent over 20 years working for health insurance companies as an IT business systems analyst and in software development. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Mary MacDuffie and Clyde M. Collins, MD.  He is survived by his siblings, Leo W. Collins (Karen), Clyde M. Collins, Jr., Martha C. Davis, Miriam E. Collins, and Mary Stuart Fortson (Richard), along with 3 nieces and nephews.  A viewing with be held at Evergreen Funeral Home on Thursday, February 2 from 2-4 PM. The Committal Service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery on Friday, February 3 at 10 AM, followed by a memorial service at St. Johns Presbyterian Church at 11 AM.  A luncheon celebrating his life will follow the service. The Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery is located at 4535 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206. St. Johns Presbyterian Church is located at 4275 Herschel St. Jacksonville, FL 32210. Contributions may be made in his memory to:  St. Johns Presbyterian Church https://sjpcjax.org/giving/ or the US National Parks Service https://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/donate.htm

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  • Denise O’Steen Posted January 29, 2023 7:55 pm

    Prayers go out to the family

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