Condolence & Memory Journal

Some of my fondest memories of attending First Baptist Church of Merrifield as a young person was experiencing the choir's performance on first Sundays under the direction of Guy V. Collins, Jr. He brought a regalness to the role, and the joy I felt from his music was nothing short of heavenly. It is with these memories that I hold dear, I offer my sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Mariann Gibson - Yorktown, VA - Family Friend   August 19, 2020

I loved working with Mr Guy. He always willing to help out however he can and was always smiling and made coming to work a joy. He will be missed.

Posted by Donisha Robinson - VA - Coworker   August 15, 2020

May you rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends.
With sympathy, Frank Croson

Posted by Frank Croson - Centreville, VA - Coworker   August 13, 2020


Sincere condolences...prayers and love abound!

Posted by Johnnie Simmons - Stafford, VA - Family Friend   August 12, 2020

Holding you up in prayer -Earl and Tina Douglas

Posted by Tina Douglas - Ruther Glen, VA - Acquaintance   August 12, 2020

He will be greatly missed. Grace, Susan, and James Richards

Posted by Susan Richards Richards - Cleveland, OH - Family   August 12, 2020

Rest In Peace Uncle Jr. You will be dearly missed.

Posted by Nakisha Dancie - Cleveland, OH - Family   August 12, 2020

Best looking cowboy boots in town !

Posted by Lloyd Braham - Clinton, MD - Coworker   August 12, 2020

To the Collins Family,

Guy was a true gentleman in every way possible and an absolute pleasure to be around. May God be with all of you to give you the strength you need at this most difficult time.

Posted by Charlie & Victoria Dye/Young - Haymarket, VA - Friend   August 12, 2020

Another choir angel has been called home. We are praying for the family and sending hugs. Trustee Collins will be missed for sure! From the Bullock Family and Deaconess Rovenia Johnson

Posted by Regenia Bullock - Manassas, VA   August 12, 2020

May God's peace and comfort be with you and the family.

Posted by Rev Clarence&Hazel Jones - Oak Hill, VA - Friend   August 12, 2020

RIP my dear friend. Fond memories of you and Geneva.
Al & Joyce Pierce (Ohio)

Posted by AL PIERCE - XENIA, OH - Family Friend   August 12, 2020

Our deepest and most heartfelt prayers go out to Deaconess Collins and the entire family. Trustee Collins was truly one of the most dedicated and faithful men I have ever had the honor and privilege of knowing. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. Brother and Sister Rudy and Sonia Gibbs and family.

Posted by Rudolph Gibbs - Manassas, VA - Friend   August 11, 2020

Giving all the praises to our Lord Jesus Christ for Guys Collins being a Christian. I will always remember his amazing smile. I got to work with him for 4 wonderful years. He will truly be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with Mrs. Geneva, Anthony, Chauncia and extended Collins Family. Love Gerri

Posted by Geraldine Proctor - Upper Marlboro, MD - Friend   August 11, 2020

Sending our deepest condolences and prayers.
The Pratt Family

Keith, Nyra, Kourtney and Keith Jr.

Posted by Nyra Pratt - Fairfax, VA - Friend   August 11, 2020

Sending Condolences to Deconess Geneva Collins and family
Sister Katherine Hogan

Posted by Katherine Hogan - Alexandria, VA - Friend   August 11, 2020

Geneva and Family.
We know Guy will be truly missed by you and the family. He will also be missed by all of us at MCBC-Fairfax. Jimmy was just speaking of him the other day and how well he is preserved for his age. He didn't know we call him "the bionic man". MCBC will not be the same without him. Blessings. Jimmy and Ceyonne

Posted by ceyonne matthews - Centreville, WV - Family   August 11, 2020


To the Collins Family,

Our condolences for your loss and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May his memory be eternal.

The Spyros Family

Posted by Nick Spyros - Haymarket, VA - Neighbor   August 11, 2020

To the Collins Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mr. Guy was such a sweet person who has always been kind to me and to my family for many years. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Jada Beazer - Bristow, VA - Friend   August 11, 2020

May you R.I.P. - Your memory is my blessing!

Posted by Eddie Ferguson - Virginia Beach, VA - Family Friend   August 11, 2020

A man of God who reflected the faith walk. Will certainly miss that joyous and infectious smile that greeted us whenever we visited Mt Calvary. He will be solely missed. Our deepest condolences to the family. Know that you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Deacon Craig & Deaconess Eula Dexter - Fairfax, VA - Family Friend   August 10, 2020

Guy will really be missed. Bless his soul.

Posted by Geraldine Proctor - Upper Marlboro, MD - Friend   August 10, 2020

May God give you strength and peace in this season of loss. We want to give our condolences to you and your family. Brother Collins was a true representative of God's love and peace!
Respectfully presented by
Deacon and Deaconess Mike and Dot Sherman, Great Salvation Christian Fellowship

Posted by Dot Sherman - BURKE, VA - Family Friend   August 10, 2020


Oh, but Joy comes in the morning, yes we know if we trust and believe in God we will see our dear dear Guy again on the other shore. This virus is trying to keep us apart now, but and I say but GOD will end this trouble that we are faced with today and we will be able to see each other again soon. William and I are praying for your strength and that God will ease your heart aches and be with you in these dark days that you will face ahead of you. Keep the faith. We love You

Posted by Helena Carter - Warrenton, VA - Family   August 10, 2020

Praying for peace in your hearts and that you find comfort in the memories and life he lived.
The Barry's

Posted by Bill Barry - Hampton, VA - Family Friend   August 10, 2020

Guy was a joy to work with. He was so fun and good humored and never ran out of stories from home. I always looked forward to working with him and was very sorry to hear he'd passed.

Posted by Erin Cooper - Springfield, VA - Coworker   August 10, 2020

It was a pleasure to have worked with him. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Trone Ford - Fairfax, VA - coworker   August 09, 2020

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Collins. He was a wonderful person. My God guide you during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Posted by G.N. Karanikas - Leesburg, VA - Coworker   August 09, 2020

We are praying for the family, we love you!

Posted by Deacon James & Deaconess Mary Johnson - Benton, LA - Family Friend   August 09, 2020


This guy here was the greatest. He always made working fun with his stories. He talked about his family with so much pride love and joy. He will be missed by so many . My deepest condolences

Posted by Lexie Lawrence - Hanover, MD - coworker   August 09, 2020

My very deepest condolences. Love you all.

Posted by Adrienne Noel - Columbia, MD - Family   August 09, 2020


Mr. Guy was pleasure to work with.
Brenda Malvin

Posted by Brenda Malvin - Warrenton, VA - Coworker   August 09, 2020

Loved all the conversations and all the knowledge you gave me, loved his clean car !!! Hard working man!

Posted by Dennis Coates - coworker   August 09, 2020

Brother you will truly be massed..R.I.P

Posted by sandy Gilchrist - Fredericksburg, VA - coworker   August 08, 2020

I will always remember your smile.

Posted by Carmen Rodriguez - Alexandria, VA - coworker   August 08, 2020

He was such a wonderful person, a great co worker. May he R.I.P❤

Posted by Sandra Williams - Largo, MD - coworker   August 08, 2020

We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Anita Randall - Fort Washington, MD - Friend   August 08, 2020


Will be dearly missed RIP to my friend and coworker

Posted by Joyce Utz - Gainesville, VA - coworker   August 08, 2020

Posted by Vicki Mccollum - Warrenton, VA - coworker   August 08, 2020


Deepest sympathy to the Collins family.

Posted by Diana Allen - Warrenton, VA - Acquaintance   August 07, 2020