Brother Marvin N. Collier, Sr. was born in Donalsonville, Ga on September 29, 1952, to the late Maude Hayes and Junior Collier. He was the sixth child out of nine. His parents, Maude and Junior, as well as two brothers, Joe and Nathaniel Collier, preceded him in death. At an early age, Marvin acknowledged Christ and was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church in Colquitt, Ga. He was educated in the Miller and Decatur County school systems and graduated in 1971 from Bainbridge High School. After graduation, he was drafted into the US Army, where he gained the rank of Specialist and served in Korea. After honorably serving 3 years, he came back to Bainbridge and gained employment at Amaco, formally known as Bainbridge Mills. This is where he met his wife, Lottie Akins. They were married on January 24, 1976. They were married for 45 years, until his sudden death. He followed his dad and brothers and started working in concrete as a brick mason, and worked in this field until his retirement in 2017. On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, he gained his wings. Forever cherishing his love and memory is his loving and devoted wife, Lottie, and five children: Marion (Eddie) Henderson, Marvin N. Collier, Jr., Brandie Collier, all of Bainbridge, Ga.; Ricky (LaTisha) Collier of Lilburn, Ga.; and Michael Johnson of Conyers, Ga. He is also remembered and loved by his grandchildren and great-grandson, Nicquone Collier, Marquez Burtts and Kayden Collier all of Covington, Ga.; and Justis Ingram of Bainbridge, Ga. He also leaves six siblings to cherish his memory: Bobby (Valerie) Collier of Conyers, Ga.; Sinda Adams of Loganville, Ga.; Jacquelyn Shirley and Janice (Larry) Sylvester of Orlando, Fl.; Lamanda Howard of Bainbridge, Ga.; and Zellie (Glenda) Bush of Colquitt, Ga. He also leaves one aunt to cherish his memory, Lucy Millen of Conyers, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.
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