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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Wilbert Collins, Sr.

Wilbert Collins, Sr.

Wilbert J. Collins, Sr. a native of Cheniere and resident of Golden Meadow passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the age of 79 years.

Wilbert is survived by his wife Beatriz “Betty” Perez Collins; sons, Wilbert Jr., Levi III, Paul, Tracy and Nick Collins; daughters, Jean Collins, Lexie Bourgeois; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi Collins, Sr. & Temise Cheramie Collins; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” C. O’Neal; grandchildren, Levi Collins IV, Robert Collins & Joshua Collins.

Oyster Fishing was his passion. He was a member of the oyster task force member of Lafourche Port Commission for 18 years. He was an honored Master Mason of Lodge #427 & #484. He was a member of the New Orleans Scottish Rite Consistory where he was K.C.C.H., Lafourche Shrine Club in Galliano of Jerusalem Shrine Center in Destrehan, and ROJ Court 36 in New Orleans.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. At 1:00 p.m. a Rose Ceremony will be held in the funeral home parlor.

Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off is in charge of arrangements.