James Kenneth "Kenny" Collins

May 20, 1964 - August 27, 2019


James Kenneth “Kenny” Collins, 55, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. He was born May 20, 1964, in Newton, to Mary Margaret Rickenbrode Collins and Peter Neil Collins.

Kenny was an avid reader and history buff. He enjoyed spending time with the kids and talking politics and history with whoever would listen, especially, his best friend, Jason Cooper, of Austin.

He is survived by wife, Erin Collins; stepson, Seth Ardillo; stepdaughter, Cassidy Ardillo, all of Port Neches; sister, Christy Roach, of Lufkin; brothers, Paul Collins, of Newton and Patrick Collins of Houston; sister-in-law, Olivia Blair, of Houston; and mother-in-law, Linda Lisenby.

Preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Pete Collins; and brother, Kevin Collins.

A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Comments (14)

  • Judy King

    01 September 2019 at 15:30 | #

    Very kind man, worked with him and Erin, love them both and such a
    Loss sorry to hear this God Be With You All.


  • Darlene Gladden

    30 August 2019 at 13:04 | #

    Erin, I am so sorry for your loss. May God keep you in his care. Love always. Darlene


  • Carolyn Childress

    29 August 2019 at 16:18 | #

    Erin, I haven’t seen you in a long time but have kept up with you through Alice and Linda.
    I’m so sorry for your loss, but you can rest knowing he’s no longer in pain.
    May God be with you and your family
    Love y’all,


  • Dolores Hussey

    29 August 2019 at 15:34 | #

    I am saddened to here this but thankful for my faith that God takes his own to Heaven! My God bless Erin, Seth & Cassidy . May he keep them in his peace & comfort them. I love y’all and your in my prayers ?


  • Christye Holloway

    29 August 2019 at 14:44 | #

    Thinking of many childhood memories with Kenny and the rest of the family. Swimming, creek bank get together s with the families, singing, always lots of music! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!


  • Ronnie Cochran

    29 August 2019 at 03:34 | #

    Kenny was always a great friend during school. We would always talk about history and war. Rest In Peace my old friend.


  • Deborah Bryant

    29 August 2019 at 02:01 | #

    May you find peace knowing God has taken him into heaven and removed all suffering. Cousin Deb Bryant


  • Angelyn McBride

    29 August 2019 at 00:44 | #

    My deepest condolences to the family. He was my classmate. Praying for the family.


  • Charlotte Bernard

    28 August 2019 at 23:45 | #

    My sweet dear friend it was a pleasure meeting knowing and helping you love you too we meet again


  • Angie Smith

    28 August 2019 at 23:33 | #

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and your family.


  • Cindy Turner Horn (Class of 82)

    28 August 2019 at 23:05 | #

    My prayers are with your family during this most difficult time.


  • Kevin Langford

    28 August 2019 at 22:48 | #

    Longtime classmate of Kenny. Gone from us too soon. You will be missed.


  • DeShanna Collins

    28 August 2019 at 22:33 | #

    Our Sincere condolences to my Friend & Co-Worker & Family! We Love Guys. Kenny Collins my friend & former CoWorker you will be missed


  • Janna Westerterp

    28 August 2019 at 22:32 | #

    I had the pleasure of meeting Kenny when I started working at Jasper Walmart. He made my life easier in that crazy place! I respected this wonderful man and am so proud to have met him and call him my friend. Rest in peace Kenny!


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