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Cory Matthew Collins

March 7, 1987 - November 3, 2021

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Cory Matthew Collins, 34, of Roanoke, VA departed this life on November 3, 2021. He was born March 7, 1987 in Bitburg, Germany. He attended NMSU and loved to travel. He was a beloved family member and a free spirit.

He is proceeded in death by a special friend, Molly Smith of Florida. He is survived by his mother, Tonda “Janie” Melendez of Warner Robins Ga. Father, Michael L Collins of Lubbock Texas (3) sisters: Crystal Collins of Warner Robins Ga, Heather Taylor of Alaska, Michelle Barton of California. A brother, Jordan Barton of Warner Robins Ga. To cherish his memory are his sons, Lucky Melendez and Levi Melendez both of Warner Robins Ga. A daughter, Tessa Collins of Rocky Mt VA. A special nephew, Aydan Collins of Warner Robins Ga. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

A celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the American Heart Association.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Roanoke is assisting the family. To send condolences online, please visit


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Posted by Crystal L Poe on January 13, 2022

Posted by Crystal L Poe on January 13, 2022

Posted by Crystal L Poe on January 13, 2022

Will always cherish the memories we had together.

Posted by Crystal Poe on January 13, 2022

Posted by Crystal Poe on January 13, 2022

I can't believe you are gone it feels like a dream. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you .miss you so much. Was a good man would give the shirt off his back. You made me a better person and will be missed by so many. You will always be in my heart.Never be forgotten,till we meet again fly ya forever

Posted by Crystal Poe on January 13, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with Cory’s family and children. He was such a kind hearted free spirit and will be missed by so many people. Everyone that he came across was left a better person just by the time they were able to spend with him. He will have a piece of my heart forever.

Posted by Jeena Portier on November 14, 2021

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