Mr. Dennis Callins, age 65, of Roswell, Georgia passed away Friday, March 26, 2021.
Drive through visitation will be Friday, April 9 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.
Graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1 PM at Gates of Heaven Cemetery.
Service for Mr. Dennis Callins will be lived streamed on our Facebook page:
Dennis Callins was born on May 18, 1955, to the late Sporman, Sr. and Mittie Callins, in Dothan, Alabama. Dennis was the youngest of 4 siblings and was the most talkative out of them all.
Dennis grew up in Dothan, Alabama and was a 1973 graduate of Dothan High School. He went on to graduate from Wallace Community College in 1975 with an Associate's Degree in Business Management.
Dennis accepted Christ at an early age in his life, and was baptized at Allen Temple Church of God in Christ, Dothan, Alabama. He served several duties within the church ranging from the Secretary of Sunday School, participant in the Junior Choir and Sunshine Band, while also actively working in the YPWW. Dennis represented his Sunday School Class each Sunday in the General Review.
As Dennis was growing up, we knew he was going to have a job where he could use his voice to speak to the many people whose paths he crossed. In elementary school, he once won a week's long trip to Fort Valley, Georgia for saying the most Bible Verses in school. When Dennis was 9 years old, he recited the entire "I Have a Dream" speech, by Martin Luther King, Jr., at several church events. At the age of 12 he wanted a paper route, so our mom got him his dream job. Dennis and Pat started out delivering newspapers by walking and riding their bikes around the neighborhood for several years, before moving up to a brand new Honda Moped their parents purchased for them. Soon Dennis had grown the newspaper route to 75+ customers, serving the entire Acid Plant Hill and Johnson Homes neighborhood. The growth of the paper route meant that their parents had to purchase a car in order for the route to be serviced. These were just a few of the job roles that kept Dennis active while growing up.
In 1987, Dennis moved to Roswell, Georgia, where he worked for several major car dealerships around the metro Atlanta area. He was currently working for Jim Ellis Chevrolet of Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the years he also worked at Andean Chevy and Tom Jumper Chevrolet. Dennis also received many awards throughout his sales career for outstanding service. These were also the years where Dennis gained his admiration for Chevrolet Corvettes.
After settling in Roswell, Dennis transferred his membership to Community Church of God in Christ in Marietta, Georgia, under the leadership of the late Bishop Owens.
Dennis unexpectedly transitioned this life on March 26, 2021 at Wellstar Hospital in Roswell, Georgia.
He leaves to mourn, his daughter: Dennistris Callins of Madison, Alabama; siblings: Sporman (Lessie) Callins, Jr. of Melbourne, Florida, Joyce (Jesse) Callins Moore of Dothan, Alabama, and Patricia (Grover) Callins McGlown of Alpharetta, Georgia. In addition to his family, he leaves to mourn his finace: Lucy Christopher and her daughter Tracey of Roswell, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Dennis was not only loved by his immediate family, but he also impacted all of the people that he came in contact with daily.
He was a father, brother, friend, and played an instrumental role in the lives of others. Dennis was admired by many throughout the metro Atlanta area.
The Angels are watching over you now for us. Rest in Peace my brother.
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