Ennis McCollum Jr.

October 28, 1961 born to the union of Ennis “ Bob ” Sr. and Evada McCollum, South Bend, Indiana.

Ennis accepted Christ into his life at a young age under theguidance of his mother, Evada. He accepted and embraced the commitment again when he joined Pathway Missionary Baptist Church.

Ennis attended Colfax Elementary School and Brown Middle School. After graduating from LaSalle High School in 1980, he attended Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia. He returned home from Savannah to care for his father, Ennis Sr. Later he would move to Indianapolis and return to school at Ivy Tech Community College for the culinary program.

Ennis was a skillfull chef. He gained his skills through education and hands on experience. He was employed by Clarian Health Methodist Campus for over 25 years. He was also employed by Sodexo for many years. His love and skill as a cook allowed him to start his own catering company, Supreme Catering. Ennis was well known for his curry chicken.

Ennis loved his family, music, and sports. An avid sports fan, especially football and basketball. He often won the betting pools. His favorite college team was Notre Dame. Passionately called Papa by the grandkids, he taught them to say “ Notre Dame ” before they were potty trained. His love of sports lead him to be assistant basketball coach at Indianapolis Public School 74.

He leaves to cherish his memories his: mother, Evada McCollum; wife, Lisa Mays McCollum; daughters, Erica Owens, Tina Pettigrew-Crumble, Jacquelyn Robertson, Katharyn Robertson; sons, Antoine McCollum and Michael Bennett; grandkids, Jordan, Austin, Julius, Tyler, AntoineJr., Aaliyah, Lazario, Lazashney, Dante' De ’ Aira, Bryan, and Jayson; brother, Robert Earl McCollum;niece, Tyri; and nephews, Robert Earl Jr. and Robert Earl; Aunt, Jeanett McCollum (Robert); former wife Regina Humphrey and a host of family and friends

Ennis is preceded in death by his: father, Ennis McCollum Sr., and paternal grandparents, Alex Sr. and Gertrude McCollum of Registar,Georgia and Mr & Mrs Ellis Kittrell Southbend, Indiana; sister Veronica McCollum; brother James McCollum and aunt Maxine Carathers

A memorial service will be Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 3pmat Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with visitation from2pm until the time of service.

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  1. To Erica and the McCollum family I am so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Erica my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I pray God will be whatever you stand in need of. I love you and am a phone call away.
    Love Auntie

  3. To a good friend and classmate may our Lord and savior welcome you home with open arms my brother. My prayers go out too his family keep your heads to the sky for you shall see him once again.

  4. Lisa and family , We are so sorry for your loss . No doubt this has been a difficult time for all . May each of you find strength for recovery . Love Linda and Leon

  5. To Ennis family, my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of bereavement. May God spirit comfort your hearts.

  6. I worked with Ennis(Junior) at Memorial for many years. Always a gentlemen and a pleasure to work with. He will be truly missed. Prayers go up for his family and friends.
    Catherine ( Butler) Jordan

  7. I’m sorry tried to post a picture of myself Jeff Thomas Ennis and George Neely. and the wrong one posted, and I could not remove it. I worked with Ennis in South Bend and then at Methodist Hospital In Indy. Great man and great friend. Praying for the family.

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