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Vernon Leslie Collier

Vernon Leslie Collier

Vernon Leslie Collier age 64, of Quincy, IL died on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 6:20 a.m. in his home.
He was born in South Bend, IN on September 29, 1955 a son of Herschel and Onedia (Davis) Collier.

Vernon was an associate at Casey's on North 24th Street. He attended Brandywine High School in Niles, MI. Vernon was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and he loved the Lord. He was a true people person. Vernon was a wonderful cook who loved barbecue. Vernon's favorite activities were fishing, watching football and listening to music. He also loved history and was very intelligent.

Survivors include his two sisters, Deborah Diggins and her husband Samuel of South Bend, IN; Donna Fisher and her husband Robin of Niles, MI; two daughters, Casey (Devon) Pryor of Brooklyn, NY; and Corey Oluwole and her husband Abraham of Coconut Creek, FL;
his special friend, Linda Baker of Quincy;
one uncle and two aunts including Brenda Hill of South Bend, IN;
one granddaughter, two grandsons and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Cremation rites are planned according to Vernon's wishes.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, 823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301.

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From:
Dr. Russell and Lindsey Lane
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My husband and I send our love and prayers to Vernon’s family and friends. We both came to know Vernon from his job at Casey’s where he won the hearts and laughter of many a person. Vernon graciously attended our wedding last October and was simply just as kind, caring and enthusiastic as anyone could be for us to come together! Everyone at Casey’s saw a picture of my wedding dress by the next day and there’s Vernon, smiling and hugging me in happiness. He spent a few nights talking to my husband for hours on end about life and everything in between, as my husbands office is right next to where Vernon lived. He was one of the most kind, authentic and animated people I have ever met. Last Thanksgiving Vernon accepted our invitation to join my family and friends in a Thanksgiving meal that lasts all day. He stopped by after getting off of work late and we loaded him up with food for days. The next time I saw him at work he hugged me and with tears in his eyes said he appreciated our friendship and kindness, but most of all, the collard greens we spent two days making. LOL He said they were the closest to his mothers greens that he had ever eaten and that it brought him memories of her. This guy! He had me in tears! I was very saddened to hear that our sweet friend had passed away this week. He will Always be remembered by my family and I as a wounded but loving soul who gave more than he had. We love and miss you Vernon. RIP friend.

-Dr. Russell and Lindsey Lane
From:
Dr. Orville Jones
Quincy, IL
Comments:
The Pastor, Diaconate and family of First Baptist Church extend heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family of brother Vernon. May the Lord's power help you through this, His presence to keep you and His providence to hold you. Peace be yours!
Sincerely.
Rev. Dr. Orville B. Jones, Jr., Senior Pastor
From:
Kimberly Williams
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My sincere condolences to the family.... Vern was a very special friend to me and my family we live right up the street from Casey's.... He will be sadly missed by us and many... A great loving man... So sorry for our loss
Sincerly
Kimberly Williams
From:
Kayla Meado
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Vern you were a special man to a lot of people, I hope you are at peace and rest easy, and your little buddy jax says he will love you and miss you every day ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
From:
Yolanda Millsaps
South Bend, IN
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Debbie and Donna Praying for you ๐Ÿ’œLandie
From:
Nikki & James Casey
Coatsburg, IL
Comments:
Sending prayers and condolences to this amazing mans family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all
What can I say about V....such a priceless, humble, and all around amazing person. I'm truly blessed to have known him and to be able to call him my friend. If it wasnt at his work, Casey's, he would come see me at mine, Haymaker's in West Quincy where he would say to me most times GIRL, IVE MISSED YOU, SEEMS LIKE AN ETERNITY SINCE IVE LAID EYES ON YA, then he would give his lil laugh, mind you we just saw each other the day before. But if I was down he would always find some way to make me smile! We had some deep conversations that made us both look at things differently and we both educated each other on some topics! Unfortunately I didnt get to know him until the last few years but I'm truly a better person for knowing him. I'm very saddened by his passing, I refuse to stay that way as it's not something he would want from us, he would want us all to be happy and talk of times spent together and memories that we will cherish! His smile was infectious!
Rest Easy my friend
Until we meet again
Much Love
Nikki & James Casey
From:
Carol&Robert Hagle
South Bend, IN
Comments:
So sorry for your loss
From:
Randall (Scott) Kiefer
Elkhart, IN
Comments:
So sorry to hear of your loss. I used to live in Niles and lived a few houses down from his parents house. What a honor to have had to meet him and his two sisters. A great family and lifelong memories! You are all in my prayers! Scott Kiefer
From:
Debra Corum
Niles, MI
Comments:
Once a Bobcat always a Bobcat. I was class of 1986 and never had the chance to meet this beautiful Christian man, My prayers go out to the family and friends. May God heal you in this difficult time. Much Christian love from our family.
From:
Tina Phillips
quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear this. I'll miss him. Such a sweet guy.