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James Bradley (Brad) Rollins

James Bradley (Brad) Rollins was born on April 19, 1959, in Sulphur Springs, TX, and passed away on January 26, 2017, at age 57 in Dallas, TX, after a courageous fight against cancer.  He was the son of James Rollins and Yvonne Stewart Rollins.  His grandparents were Bert and Inez Mobley Rollins and Raymon and Lucille Vaughn Stewart.  Brad lived in Ridgeway, TX, until he became ill and then resided in Dallas with his son, Josh and family.

Brad is survived by his mother, Yvonne Stewart Rollins, of Cumby, TX, and two children, Marsha Renee’ Donathan and her husband, Michael, of Saginaw, TX, and James Joshua Rollins and his wife, Angela, of Dallas, TX.  Brad was blessed with one grandchild, James Ethan Rollins.  Also surviving are four aunts, Gladys Rollins Johnson of Velma, OK, Jane Rollins, Mary Rollins Latham and husband Thomas, and Judy Rollins all of Sunnyvale, TX, and one uncle, Neal Stewart and wife Odeana of Commerce, TX, several cousins and many dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, James Rollins, his grandparents, and an aunt, Opal Rollins Hester.

Brad was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and attended Eastfield College.  He never met a stranger.  His quick wit, his grin, and wonderful sense of humor endeared him to everyone and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be at Commerce Funeral Home in Commerce, TX, from 6pm to 8pm on January 27, 2017.  Funeral services will be conducted at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cumby, TX at 2pm on January 28, 2017. The service will be officiated by Rev. Paul Pogue.  Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, TX.

Author: Staff Reporter

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