Brian Lamar “BC” Collins was born to Alisa Nadine Collins-Anderson and Brian Lloyd Wells on August 13,1978 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
He was athletically gifted and excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. From the age of 5 he played in the Biddy League and on various sports teams throughout his youth. As a young child Brian would show up at the basketball court on 8th and Lloyd Streets and force the older players to allow him in the game. As a result, he became well loved by the “8th Street 4 Life (8 Ball)” community.
Educated in the Chester Upland School District, Brian graduated from Chester High School with the Class of 1996 where he played basketball and football. During the 1994 season, Brian played with the Chester High School Clippers who won the PIAA Basketball Championship. In the 1996 Chester High vs. Lower Merion basketball game at the Palestra, Brian dunked against the Legendary NBA Lakers player, Kobe Bryant, garnering him much respect and is still remembered today. He went on to attend Livingstone College (HBCU) in Salisbury, North Carolina where he played football.
In 2004 Brian injured his ACL on the football field while playing semi-pro football for the Atlantic City Card Sharks. After a year in rehab, he became a wide receiver for the Daytona Beach semi-pro league and injured his ACL again; tragically ending his career.
Following his love interest, he relocated to Virginia and began a new career as an armed security guard with the United States government. After 5 years, he continued his Security career in Greensboro, North Carolina to be closer to his family.
Brian had a way of bringing comic relief by imitating others. He could do a great impression of his Mom, Lisa, that would have the room in stitches. He was a gentle giant and little children loved him.
His favorite past times were watching sports, enjoying music, pumping iron, and hanging with his childhood friend, Shaun. They grew up on 8th Street (aka “8 Ball”) together and were closer than brothers. During visits home to Chester, one thing Brian enjoyed most was connecting with Shaun and their boys (Shaun’s two and Brian’s three) and going bowling, playing basketball, and eating dinner together.
Preceded in death by:
Grandfather’s-Herman Smith, Sidney Singletary, Samuel J. Collins
Grandmother’s mom -Cynthia “Boots” Collins
A special great aunt- Dorothy Clark-Heinz (Deceased)
He leaves to cherish fond memories,
Children- Rahnel De’Shawn Sparks, Brian Lamar Collins, Jr., Jalen Christian Morris
Dad- Brian Lloyd Wells
Mom- Alisa Nadine Collins-Anderson
Step Dad- Willie C. Anderson
Living Grandmother- Maxine Singletary
Brian’s siblings- Clinton Johnson, Jr., Aamir Frisby, Romaine Hastings, Ciara Frisby,
Step brothers - Willie Anderson, Jr., Brandon Anderson, Myles Anderson
Special Aunt- Cynthia “Tammy” Collins of Tulsa, Oklahoma;
Special Uncle(Aunt)- Mark Collins (Keisha)
A special father figure- Clinton Johnson, Sr.
Best Friend- Shaun Lopez
Host of loving aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends
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