Collins Eberhardt


Collins Eberhardt born November 27, 1932 to the late Clyde and Elizabeth Jackson-Eberhardt.

Collins attended East High School. He became a member of Mt. Period Missionary Baptist Church September 6, 1983, under the pastorate of Rev J. Matthew Carter, Sr. He served as a Trustee, an Usher, a member of the Scholarship committee and other ministries throughout the years.

From Elementary school age Collins was a hard worker. He would pick up ice or coal that fell off the train box cars and would sell it door to door, pulling his little red wagon. He helped neighborhood ladies with their groceries for a nickel. He set up pins at the Olympic Bowling Lanes, short order cook at Howard Johnsons, at Broad and James. As a young man he worked on the railroad, Shenago Furnace, and Columbus Metal Forge as a welder.

Collins later went on to own his own Painting Company and painted into his 70’s. He retired from the American Red Cross in 1997, where he received Awards of Appreciation, Employee of the Month, and Employee of the year in 1986.

Collins was an avid bowler with five perfect games (300) to his credit and many awards for high games and leagues wins. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his buddies.

Collins was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clyde; and son, Steve. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 30 years, Sandra K. Kaylor-Eberhardt; sister, Loretta Eberhardt Richardson; sister in law, Francis Bush Eberhardt; sons, Brian, Kevin, and Ethan; daughters, Coleen and Nannette; step-sons, Tony-Anthony Howard, Danny and Charles Hunter, Elvin (Rachael) Pinckney; step-daughter, Sandy Hunter; grandchildren, Stephanie, Brandy, Mika, Charrisse, Raphael, Mannette Eberhardt, Xavier and Alivia Pinckney; three great-grands; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Tina and Jackie; longtime fishing and hunting buddy, Richard Thompson; and his Mt. Period Church Family.

Visitation 6-8:00pm Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Mt. Period Missionary Baptist Church, 462 Kimball Place.

Visitation 10:00am and Homegoing Service 11:00am Monday, April 23, 2018 at Mt. Period Missionary Baptist Church.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to your family. Know that there’s comfort in God who in who we trust. Trust in God with all your heart and he will see you through all things. May the God of comfort help to ease the pain of your grief.

  2. Brian, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God bless . Susan Haines

  3. To the Eberhardt family, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. God knows the pain that death causes and that is why He send Jesus Christ to save the human family from sin and death! (John 3:16) By means of God’s Kingdom, Collin, as well as many others will receive a resurrection to perfect life. (John 5:29)

  4. Jocelyn McAuley

    Sandy & family, My prayers are with you for peace, strength & comfort.
    Love, Jocelyn

  5. Sonjia Williams-Lewis

    I’m sending my condolences to my family the Eberhardts. RIP, Uncle Collins you will be missed.

    Love you,
    Sonjia Williams Lewis and Family
    Atlanta, Ga

  6. Darwin and Rebecca Justice

    My sincere condolences to the Eberhardt family. A man that I had the opportunity to know and work with for several years. We shared many interests including our relationship with God. We can all take comfort in knowing he will be welcomed in Heaven.

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