A Celebration of Life for Jamey Collins

Saturday, May 19, 10am at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church,

4775 Cambridge St, Boulder, CO

Please RSVP: daphnechellos@gmail.com

Jamey Collins (James D. Collins) died peacefully on March 31, 2018, in Denver, CO. Born and raised in North Carolina with three siblings, Jamey was a natural athlete who played football and swam competitively, participated in scouting and was president of his senior high school class. But, perhaps his most impressive stint was as a twirling drum major in his high school marching band with amazing feats of speed and aerial mastery with standard and fire batons!

An accomplished musician with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Jamey played piano, clarinet, oboe and bassoon, and throughout his life was a member of several choral groups most notably the Robert Shaw Chorale in Atlanta and the Gay Men’s Chorus in Denver. In NC, he taught chorus to junior high students and performed in local piano bars and at social functions.

In the mid ‘80’s, Jamey moved to Atlanta, GA, where he returned to school and received a master’s degree in Social Work. He was passionate about this work and established a private practice as a licensed clinical social worker with individuals, couple and families. In 1999, Jamey relocated his life and work to Boulder, CO, and also maintained a therapy practice in Denver, CO.

One of Jamey’s joys was his extended trips to Maui and all of his vacations were to a beach somewhere! He especially loved swimming in the ocean with dolphins.

Jamey will be remembered for his Southern graciousness, engaging smile, his sense of humor and playfulness, his knowledge and expertise in the field of psychology, his commitment to health, healing and his spiritual life, his genuine connection with young people and children, and most especially for being a good friend.

He is survived by his siblings, John (Lisa), niece Krystal and nephews Dylan and Braedyn, Joe (Lisa), Laurie (Tracy), cherished nieces Maggie and Caity and their mother, Alyson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Boulder County AIDS Project (bcap.org) of which Jamey was a great supporter or to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (www.seewinter.com) devoted to the rescue, rehab and release of marine life.

5 thoughts on “Jamey Collins”

  1. Thank you for posting this. I was trying to reach Jamey and was not getting any reply. Now I know why. He will be missed.

  2. My condolences to the Collins family… I will always remember Jamey as our drum major and boy was he good at it… may he Rest In Peace.

  3. Jamey was a neighbor and close friend when we were growing up in North Carolina. He will be missed by all who knew him. Praying for comfort and peace for his family.

  4. Oh my God. What a beautiful and enlightened man. I carry a piece of him with me in the form of his wisdom. I have no words to describe how I feel. My deepest condolences to those who loved him.

  5. I lost track of Jamey after a few texts on his way back to Boulder, and now I know why. I’m heartbroken. What a lovely, very special man he was…..I will always remember my coffee times with him talking about such vast topics and his love for dolphins—-the world needs people l like him! My heart goes out to his family and all who loved him.

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