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Vada C. Rollins

November 16, 1961 – March 9, 2024

Owens Funeral Svcs; Chapel
104 Green Chimney
Ashland, Va 23005
Monday 4 -8pm
March 18, 2024

Jerusalem Baptist Church
16210 Short Cut Rd,
Doswell, VA 23047
Tuesday 11am
March 19, 2024

Ebenezer Baptist Church
18562 Countyline Church Rd,
Ruther Glen, VA 22546

With heartfelt remembrance, we celebrate the life of Vada Cornelius Rollins, whose earthly journey concluded on March 9, 2024. Born on November 16, 1961, to Yvonne Robinson Rollins and the late John W. Rollins, Sr., Vada graced this world as one of five cherished siblings within a family bonded by love.

With an unwavering commitment to faith from an early age, Vada became a faithful member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Doswell, Virginia, where he remained dedicated until his homegoing. Baptized by Pastor Melford W. Walker during his youth.

Vada’s path was illuminated by a steadfast commitment to excellence. Graduating from Patrick Henry High School in 1980, he demonstrated a dedication to learning that would shape his future endeavors. Vada excelled in calculus at Patrick Henry High School which earned him the opportunity to participate in a summer calculus program at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA sponsored by C&P Telephone Company. Pursuing a higher education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Vada was always a hard worker and did whatever he could to make sure he could always provide for his family’s needs and wants. He retired from Renew Enterprise after 33 years of dedicated hard work. After retirement, he found part-time employment at the Department of Public Utilities for Henrico County until the end of 2023. After work, you could find Vada at the football field or the basketball court coaching his grandson from the sidelines.

His zeal for sports was matched only by his love for his beloved Dallas Cowboys, Vada’s passion for athletics knew no bounds. From the humble beginnings of little league football and baseball to his glory days on the JV and varsity football teams, he tackled life with the same gusto he showed on the field. His loyalty to the Cowboys was unwavering, even in the face of defeat – a true testament to his dedication.

Yet, it was Vada’s boundless kindness and compassionate spirit that truly defined him. A friend to all, he possessed a generous heart, always ready to extend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Above all, Vada cherished his roles as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. His love and dedication shone brightly, leaving an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing him. Survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Sydney Rollins, his son Lavada Rollins (Kiersten), his “FAVORITE” grandson Rashawn Rollins, his dear mother, Yvonne Rollins, his siblings Voslyn Rollins-Thrower, John Jr. (Alice), Ernestine and Stephanie Rollins, his sisters-in-law, Violet Young and Pamela Jones, brother-in-law Andrew Toliver, devoted aunt Carolyn Mills and Great Aunt Ida Cheatham, God-Son Jaden Jeter and a host of cherished nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Vada’s legacy of love endures.

As we bid farewell to Vada, we find comfort in knowing that he is reunited with his beloved son, Brian Boone, in a realm of eternal peace. Let us carry forth Vada’s spirit of love, kindness, and compassion, ensuring that his memory continues to uplift and inspire us all. Though he may no longer walk among us, his legacy of goodness lives on in the hearts of those who were touched by his extraordinary life.

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