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Roosevelt Osborne, Sr.

Roosevelt Osborne, Sr.

Licensed Funeral Director, Cremation Arranger and Chairman of the Board

Roosevelt Osborne is a native of Camden, SC. He is an honor graduate from Jackson High School. Roosevelt also completed a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Education. Roosevelt has worked at Collins Funeral Home for over thirty years. He has served as the manager for over twenty years and proprietor for nineteen years. Roosevelt retired from the United States Army Reserves as a Lt. Colonel. He has also served as the Night Magistrate for Kershaw County for 17 years and spent 5 years as an Employment Coordinator for the  Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. of Columbia, SC. Earlier in his career, he worked for 6 years as Assistant Director at the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council and spent 7 years as an Ombudsman for the Kershaw County Public School System. Roosevelt has been on staff at Collins Funeral Home for 30 years, 19 of which he spent as owner. He and his wife are members of Rafting Creek Baptist Church and enjoy traveling and spending time with their grandson, Ethan.



Rev. Anthony J. Bracy, Jr.

Rev. Anthony J. Bracy, Jr.

Manager, Funeral Director, Embalmer and Chief Operational Officer

A.J. is a native of Camden, SC. AJ grew up in Cassatt and down on King Street. He would later move to Columbia and graduate from Spring Valley High School. A.J. holds an Associate in Arts, Associate in Occupational Studies in Funeral Service, Bachelor of Liberal Studies with Honors with minors in Christian Studies, Psychology and Business Administration, Master of Arts in Religion with Pastoral Counseling and a Masters of Divinity with Pastoral Counseling. A.J. completed his apprenticeship at Haile's Funeral Home and went on to work for several prestigious firms such as Job's Mortuary, Collins Funeral Home, McEwen Funeral Service Charlotte Chapel and Thompson Funeral Homes. Prior to returning to Collins full time, A.J. managed Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park and Greenlawn Crematory. This location served a diverse clientele. In his role as a funeral director and manager, A.J. was able to serve numerous faith groups and communities such as: Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Korean Presbyterian, Presbyterian, Law Enforcement, Veterans and Humanistic services. He would later ascend to the role of Care Center Supervisor where he oversaw daily operations for four locations in the Columbia market and attended to the management of the staff and decedent care.  In this role, he assisted with serving over 1400 families annually. A.J. is a certified crematory operator and has experience serving all faiths and ethnicities. He and his wife, Cassandra, are members of Next Level Church and enjoy traveling.


Beverly J. Osborne

Beverly J. Osborne

Service Ambassador and Administrative Assistant

Beverly has served at Collins Funeral home over twenty years. She previously worked for seven years in Utilities Department at City Hall for the city of Camden. She also spent 13 years as a Clerk for the Kershaw County Treasurers Office and four years in Accounts Receivables at Builders Transport. She and her husband enjoy travel and family time.


Rev. Willie J. Duncan

Rev. Willie J. Duncan

Chaplin/Service Ambassador



Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson

Service Ambassador



Lawrence Williams

Lawrence Williams

Service Ambassador



Henry Long

Henry Long

Service Ambassador



Min. Gregory V. Smith

Min. Gregory V. Smith

Service Ambassador



Ned Lyles

Service Ambassador



Reese Brown

Service Ambassador



Roosevelt Osborne, Jr.

Roosevelt Osborne, Jr.

Service Ambassador



Ethan R. Osborne

Ethan R. Osborne

Scholar



Cassandra Dennis Bracy

Community Relations and Service Ambassador



Joshua Bracy

Scholar



Johnny Frank Turner

Service Ambassador



Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Grave Administrator



Ross P. McClary

Embalmer



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