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Kendrick Auron Collie Sr.

June 1, 1961 — April 3, 2024

Warner Robins

In the symphony of life, Kendrick Auron Collie Sr. conducted a harmonious melody filled with joy, purpose, and boundless passion, leaving an everlasting imprint on all who had the privilege of sharing in his vibrant journey. Born on June 1, 1961, on a Thursday, Kendrick's arrival was a jubilant celebration for James (Buster) Collie and Alma Rheba Collie, infusing their lives with renewed hope and unwavering love.

From the tender moments of his birth to the vibrant hues of his youth, Kendrick embraced each season with fervor and determination. After graduating from Miami Jackson Senior High School, he embarked on a quest to discover the world beyond his doorstep. Enlisting in the US Army, Kendrick traversed the landscapes of Europe, where the kaleidoscope of cultures and experiences reshaped his perspective on life's vast tapestry.

Fuelled by a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for growth, Kendrick continued his educational journey at the National School of Technology, immersing himself in the intricate realm of computer systems and Information Technology. Armed with newfound skills and expertise, he blazed a trail through the corridors of corporate America, ascending to the esteemed position of Director of Minority Affairs at the American Cancer Society.

In this pivotal role, Kendrick became a beacon of hope and change, spearheading radio shows and television programs aimed at addressing the disparities plaguing black communities. His unwavering commitment to advocacy and awareness earned him the reputation of a true mover and shaker, dedicated to uplifting those marginalized by society's injustices.

At the tender age of 31, Kendrick embarked on a bold new venture as an entrepreneur, harnessing his entrepreneurial spirit to breathe life into Residential & Commercial Painters LLC. Over the years, he nurtured his business acumen, birthing a multitude of enterprises such as Homeworks, Busterwebb, and Ameribrick, each a testament to his boundless creativity and ingenuity.

Yet, amidst his professional triumphs, Kendrick's greatest legacy lies in the countless lives he touched and transformed. Whether mentoring his children, their friends, or neighbors, Kendrick poured forth wisdom and opportunity, sculpting futures brimming with promise and potential. 

As a devoted father, Kendrick delighted in attending PTSA meetings, school recitals, Christmas programs, and football games, infusing each moment with laughter, love, and boundless enthusiasm. His infectious sense of humor illuminated every gathering, as he regaled loved ones with uproarious impersonations and witty anecdotes.

Kendrick's passions extended far beyond the boardroom, as he found solace and delight in the simple pleasures of landscaping, cooking, singing, painting, and the art of building and restoring furniture. His keen eye for color and design, coupled with his innate creativity, transformed every space he touched into a masterpiece of warmth and elegance, a testament to his unparalleled zest for life.

In the grand tapestry of Kendrick Auron Collie Sr.'s life, his character shone brightly as a guiding light, illuminating the path for all who crossed his journey. A man of integrity and honor, Kendrick was a beloved resident of his community, whose legacy will forever be cherished and celebrated through the enduring love of his cherished family.

His beloved wife, Lecia, and their children, Kenecia and Kendrick II (Erica) were the heartbeats of Kendrick's existence, each bearing witness to his boundless love, unwavering support, and profound wisdom. As a father, Kendrick embodied both love and discipline, guiding his children with a firm yet nurturing hand, instilling in them the values of resilience, compassion, and perseverance.

With the arrival of his grandchildren - Kendyl 6, Lecia-Branae 4, Kendrick III 4, and Kannon Collie 2 - Kendrick's heart swelled with immeasurable joy and pride. As a grandfather, he exuded warmth, gentleness, and infinite patience, delighting in the simple pleasures of storytelling, laughter, and shared moments of wonder. His legacy, embodied in the love and laughter of his grandchildren, will echo through the ages, a timeless testament to his enduring spirit and unwavering devotion to family.

As we bid farewell to Kendrick Auron Collie Sr., we take solace in the knowledge that though he may have left this earthly realm, his legacy will endure through the generations, a beacon of love, laughter, and cherished memories that will forever illuminate the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home.  A funeral service celebrating Kendrick’s life will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home.  Kendrick Auron Collie, Sr. will be laid to rest privately.

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