Long time Houston Chapter Life Member, Lawrence Collins passed away last week.
He will be rememered as a respected Architect, a friend of Texas Soutern University, and the Supervisor of Officials for the Southwestern Athletic Conference. SWAC
J. J. Johnson once said it was good for young Black men to see older Black men in positions of authority.
Mr. Collins was roll model and mentor for many in our chapter and it was a great day at the Rules Clinic a few years ago when J. J. bougnt Mr. Collins to the Clinic to recieve his Houston Football Chapter Life Membership.
I knew Mr. Collins for many years and he was one of a kind. Old school. Hard nose. Tough. Kind.
MR. Collins was born on May 16, 1925 and passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. MR. Collins was a resident of Houston, Texas at the time of passing. LAWRENCE ASHLEY COLLINS May 16, 1925 - March 13, 2018 passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.There will be wake services on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home. There will be a visitation on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 9am to 10am, rosary begins at 10am with the burial mass at 11am at St. Mary the Purification Catholic Church 3006 Rosedale St. Houston, Tx 77004. The interment will be on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:30am at Houston National Cemetery. Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:00 AM ST. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church 3006 Rosedale St. Houston, TX 77004