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340 East Prien Lake Road
Phone: 337-656-2628
Anthony Tait Collins

Anthony Tait Tait Collins

Wednesday, October 19th, 1983 - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Anthony Tait Collins “Taiter” was a lifelong resident of Sportsman’s Paradise, and to be honest I don't think he would have had it any other way. However, life in paradise isn't always duck blinds and fishing holes. He was a fun-loving daredevil of a child who grew into a great father and avid hunter and fishermen.

Tait lived life to the fullest always enjoyed a good time and a stiff drink. He was a loving daddy, who never failed to say “I love you”. Those who knew Tait loved his infectious, cocky grin and sarcastic wisecracks, always fun to be around. He spent many a day on the water with a fishing pole in his hand, tackle box at his feet, and a full ice chest - in case he caught something worth keeping. He spent his winter months sitting in a deer stand chasing that elusive 10-point white tail. Tait’s favorite sport was baseball, he was quick to point out his Grand Lake High School team went undefeated. He shared this love of baseball with his boys. He encouraged the future football players he was raising and spent many Saturdays at McNeese Stadium cheering on the Cowboys with his family - after a quick trip to Frosty Factory, of course.

To carry on his legacy, he leaves his Taiter Tots: Bryce Tait Collins and Ashton Blayne Collins; along with Ashley Collins; father, Tony Collins and wife Becky; sister, Mika Collins; brother, Tyler Collins and wife Alexis; nieces Myah Collins and Ameile Collins; grandparents, Ray and Reba Collins; Sasha Yates, Casey Colter; and a host of aunts, uncles, and extended family. Tait is preceded in death by his mother Melinda Breland and maternal grandparents.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM and will continue on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4:00 PM until time of service. A celebration of Taits Life will follow on March 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Tait’s cremation has been entrusted to Lakeside Funeral Home of Lake Charles.
We respectfully ask that in lieu of flowers you take a few minutes to jot down your favorite memory of or with Tait and bring it with you or send an email to We will ask for volunteers to read their memories aloud in place of a formal service. Our hope is that these memories will offer solace to his sons and family through the long and difficult journey ahead. Please wear your favorite LSU/polo shirt and jeans, Tait hated formal events, and this is in his memory.

If you or anyone you know feels they have “hit rock bottom”, intervene and reach out. National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 6:00pm
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Interment

    Cremation has been entrusted to Lakeside Funeral Home
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Ellis Maxwell

Posted at 07:00am
My only regret is not getting to know him better, but was truly blessed every time i was in his presence. They say blood is thicker than water, and after meeting him and Mika as adult I can say blood has no distance or clock. From first time seeing him as adult,we laughed cries joked. You woulda thought we live right next door our whole lives. He's a part of my family that is missing but God knows he is never forgotten. I just wish God would have gave us more time, but I'm forever greatful for the little time we did have. I love you cuz. Keep a cold one share n the chest for, I've quiet drinking on this Earth but it will be my honor to toast to good family great dad and all around wonderful person. I miss ya man your loved and never forgotten.

T Semien

Posted at 02:46am
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to you and your family. The Bible calls Jehovah (Psalms 83:18) the source of life Acts 17:24,25 so have faith that Jehovah is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died so be assured that you will see your loved one again. Jehovah sees death as the enemy 1 Corinthians 15:26 and I pray he gives you comfort in your time of need. There have been eight instances in the Bible of humans young, old, male, and female who Jehovah brought back to life on earth John 11:39-44 and he yearns to bring back your loved one who are in his memory Job 14:14,15. I pray that Jehovah of comfort gives you strength and the ability to endure during this time and that you rely on him when you feel weak. In Jesus name I pray Amenl

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Posted at 09:26am
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Francis and Orleana Davis

Posted at 09:03am
Our deepest condolences to the Collins family. May our Lord Jesus Christ give you strength and endurance to get through this difficult time.

Rod Sellers and Sheree Laney

Posted at 07:24am
So sorry to hear about your loss. Keeping you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Love you Donna.
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