Maurice Isaiah Wendell Collins II, fondly known as "Noopy and Moe", departed to his heavenly home on Monday, April 6, 2020 at the age of 9. Maurice (Noopy) was the second beautiful boy of Maurice Collins Sr. and Miyoka Johnson. His brothers Mahki and Malik and sister Miy'Laika were so willing and happy to help care for their brother.\n\nNoopy attended St. James Parish School System. He was a student in third grade enrolled in the ABA class. His bus driver Ms. Doodie and monitor Ms. Debra cared for him like he was their son. His teacher, Ms. Kimmee and paraprofessional aide Ms. Janelle showered him with unconditional love and professional affection. His favorite classmate Tamia and his neighborhood school friend Branai were always looking out for him. Principal Julie always assured Maurice and all students were included in school activities. Noopy was welcomed at VES as a child of special needs not a child that was in need.\n\nMaurice was affectionately known and loved by many. His smile and laughter will forever be remembered by most. Thanks to everyone who made his days as special as he was. Special thanks to Marie (Maddy) Lewis, Kathleen Dumas Davis, and Tracy Philips for taking your time to sit with him, with no reservations or time clock. Imelda Gros, Marie Growe and Maxine Anderson for your encouraging words of wisdom and endless powerful phone calls. Sharon R. Steib, Tammy M. Oubre and Barbara Batiste for always being there to pick us up when we fell. Naomi (Tooley) Fletcher, Anita Jackson and Alana Fletcher for their unselfish deeds and keeping it real.\n\nMaurice (Noopy) will be sadly missed by: his mother Miyoka; father Maurice Sr.; siblings Mahki, Malik and Miy'Laika; grandparents Nathaniel (Sandra) and Rhoda Johnson, Wayne Joseph and Sabrina Collins; aunts Renata Johnson and Tenile Collins; uncles Jean' Paul Philips, Devaze, Delvin and Tevin Collins; Godparents Renata Johnson, Gary Davis, Alana Fletcher and Victor Dupard; great-aunt Simone Davis; great-uncles Gary Davis Sr., Kevin and Tracy Philips; his favorite cousins Mariyah Davis and Lay'Anie; and a host of relatives and friends.\n\nMaurice is preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents Paul and Joyce Oubre Philips; great-great-grandmother Gloria Collins; cousins Germaine and Shelia Domino, Zhane Davis-Pierre and Dathan Thomas Jr.\n\nTo share condolences and thoughts, and to sign guest book, please visit: www.treasurefunerals.com Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.\n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!"