Rufus Collins was born July 10, 1930 in Hyde County, North Carolina to the late Otis Collins, Sr. & Lula King Collins.
He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.
He worked at Norfolk State University, Facilities Department until he was unable to do so.
He was a faithful & dedicated member of New Hope Church of God in Christ where the Honorable Calvin A. Durham is Pastor. Rufus cherished his church family.
He leaves to cherish his memory: one sister, Annie Collins of Virginia Beach, Virginia, niece and caretaker, Karen Rose (Lisa) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters, Edward Lee Collins, Wilbert Collins, Roosevelt Collins, Otis Collins, Jr., Carrie Copeland, and Dorothy Moore.
Rufus had many guardians, one of who recently described him as the BIGGEST small featured man ever. Those who encountered him can certainly relate to this. He never met a stranger. He was a selfless volunteer and always said life is not who you are or what your status is, but how you treat people. He will be truly missed but not forgotten.