Effective 9 pm Saturday, March 21, 2020, New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, had mandated by executive order #107 that all New Jersey residents shall remain home or in their place of residence unless they are obtaining essential goods or services from businesses or government agencies. All gatherings of individuals, such as funeral services, parties, celebrations, or other social events, are cancelled.
These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice from the state governor. Due to the current restrictions, there will not be a funeral service for Gregory L. Hollins.
The family is grateful, and would like to extend their sincere thanks, for all the support and condolences from friends and the community in their time of mourning.
Gregory Lafayette Hollins (AKA “G”), 55, of Neptune, NJ passed away on April 4, 2020. He was born on May 26, 1964 in Macon, GA.
Gregory was the youngest of three children born to Theo Hollins, Sr and Katherine (Lockett) Hollins. The family moved to Asbury Park, NJ in 1965. Gregory attended the Asbury Park School system and graduated from high school in 1982.
He worked in several fields over the years, the last being at Allies, Inc., Eatontown, NJ. Gregory loved all things sports. He was the #1 fan of the Lakers and the Philadelphia Eagles. He enjoyed LOUD conversations with “The Boys” defending his teams at all cost.
Greg met and married Sandra Blue. From this union two daughters were born, Kayla Zhane’ and Sierra Leticia. Respectful, polite, caring and loving, Gregory always had a big smile and a joke. He was a loving family man and made sure he kept in touch with family and friends near and far. He will truly be missed!
He was predeceased by his parents, Theo Sr and Katherine Hollins; and brother-in-law, William Council. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Sandra; daughters, Kayla and Sierra; brother, Theo (Tedd) Jr. and wife Angela Keys Hollins, Lakewood, NJ; sisters, Juanita Council, Asbury Park, NJ, Anna Pearl Finn, Keyport, NJ, Susie Brown, GA; nieces, Arva Michelle Council and Shantece Council; 2 grandnephews; 1 grandniece; mother-in-law, Mary Jo Blue; god sisters, Sabrina Fowler and Joyce Fowler Simmons; god brother, Mathew Fowler; god sons, Isaias and Cameron Calderon; special friend, Deidra Allen; extended family of brothers, Isaias Calderon, Earl Washington, Craig Coles, Hassan Jones, Keith Coleman, Keith Griffin, Bruce Norman, Jimmy Beauford, Mike Edwards, Rahim Hicks, Larry Brown, Frasier (Phone man) Huntley, Born King, and Hakhadeem Barns; and a host of cousins, and friends.
I’d like the memory of me
To be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an after glow
Of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories
That I leave when life is done.
His Journey’s Just Begun
Don’t think of him as gone away
His journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched…
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.
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