Austin Timothy Collins

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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Mr. Austin Timothy Collins, age 26, of Stallworth Street, Brewton, Ala. passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2018 in a Birmingham hospital after a brief illness. He was a native of Milton, Fla. and a life-long resident of Brewton. Mr. Collins was a member of the Brewton First Baptist Church, a 2010 Graduate of T.R. Miller High School, He attended Jefferson Davis Community College, was a former employee of B & W Autoparts and was employed at Weyerhaeuser. Austin received another chance at life eight years ago thank to a heart transplant. The impact of his gift of a heart gave him a different outlook on life and what it means. The gift of organ and tissue donation allowed Austin to have another chance at life. He felt the need to be a blessing to someone even after life. With his joyful and giving spirit he wanted the opportunity to bless many different individuals through bone, tissue, and eye donation. Donations of bone tissue are used for bone defects or fractures caused by severe trauma, cancer or diseases. Other tissues Austin donated were ligaments , tendons, and cartilage that is used to rebuild joints and restore cartilage surfaces. The fascia lata, pericardium, and skin are used for life-saving covering for severely burned patients, providing a natural barrier to infection. Austin even had the option to donate heart valves from the heart he received to have a another chance at life. Austin’s corneas will allow another child see their parents and see the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. What is a better gift to give than the gift at another chance at life.
Survivors include his mother, Susie Williamson Collins of Brewton; father, Tim Collins of Brewton; sister, Anna Collins of Brewton; maternal grandparents, Roger and Hallie Williamson of Brewton; paternal grandmother, Dolores Collins Gallatin of Brewton.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Wayne Collins.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Brewton First Baptist Church Brewton, Ala.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Brewton First Baptist Church with Rev. Cavin Cawthon, Bro. John Finklea, Bro. Jack Fitts and Speakers Anna Collins, Randy Winton, Jamie Riggs officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton, Ala. officiating.