Jeremiah Dujuan Collins
Oct 11, 2004
Jul 21, 2023
Jeremiah Dujuan Collins also known as J2, at the tender age of 18, passed away Friday, July 21, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Visitation 10-12 Friday, July 28, 2023 at W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home 3815 Newburg Road Louisville, KY. Funeral to follow at 12 noon. Burial Calvary Cemetery.
Jeremiah Dujuan Collins was born October 11, 2004 in Louisville, Kentucky to parents Regina Saulsberry and Melvin D. Collins. In Jeremiah 29:11 it states, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. And Jeremiah in his 18 years of life, God fulfilled his promise to him.
Jeremiah started his football career at the age of 5. He started as a Quarterback for the Yellow Jackets under Coach Barry (Woody) Shelby, Thoroughbreds under Coach Lamont (Monty) Griffin, Johnson Middle under Coach Eric Palmer, Coach Derrick Torrens (Basketball), Kentucky Future Stars under Coach Rico Hughes, P2P under Coach Carlos Collins, Male High School under Coach Moe Ownings, Oakland High School under Coach Kevin Creasy and Austin Peay State University under Coach Scotty Walden.
Jeremiah was a 2023 graduate of Oakland High School. A star football player for Male High School in Louisville, KY Jeremiah was ranked 3-star defensive back and #3 overall for the state Kentucky and Oakland High School Murfreesboro, TN. Jeremiah became the number one defensive back from region 4- 6A football. He ranked 14th in the state of Tennessee and was a part of an Oakland state championship team. Jeremiah received over 21college scholarships offers by his junior year. After graduating this past spring Jeremiah chose to further his football career with Austin Peay State University on a Full ride scholarship.
Though football was his main love, Jeremiah also enjoyed art and took pride in his school, earning a 3.70 GPA his senior year. He was a wonderful student and excelled at everything he did in the classroom, on
the football field, and in life. He loved music, dancing, gaming, and helping others. Jeremiah was a ray of sunshine to everyone he met and truly the life of the party. His smile, energy, and all the love he had for others will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Cheryl Polk.
He is survived by his mother, Regina Saulsberry (Ken Cartwright-stepfather): Dad, Melvin D Collins, father, James Monroe Sr.; brothers, Erick Lindsay, James Monroe Jr, Jayshawn Monroe, Trisdan Breeding, Xavier Collins; sister, Darias Collins; grandparents: Reginald Watkins, Melvin Collins Sr, Deborah Wilson (David); great grandparents; Jamesella Bundley, Helen Redden, Innie Mae Collins (Walter) Lesa Monroe; aunt; Brandy Polk and Danyell Peterson (Paris Amaya Peterson) Shante Ritchie Victoria Cartwright; uncles; Damon Saulsberry, Reginald Watts, Dujuan Saulsberry, Kendrick Monroe, Deon Monroe Niece; Ivery Lindsay and a host of family and friends.