Malik K. Collington, MPA, M.S, Former Student of Savannah State University Died Unexpectedly

Last Updated on October 11, 2023, 2:30 pm

Malik K. Collington, affectionately known as “Big Poppa,” passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Malik MPA, MS, worked at Georgia State University as the coordinator of the Scholarship Resource Center. At the moment, the exact cause of Malik Collington’s death is not revealed publicly.

Malik K. Collington Dead
Malik K. Collington (Image via Facebook)

Antwan T. Lang confirmed his death news through a Facebook post and wrote in his statement that:

“I debated making this post since I tend to be highly private, especially when grieving, but this loss affected me quite differently. A brother and faithful friend. Someone who had a deep affinity for Savannah State University. Our SSU family will be sorely missed, and our SSU family will not be the same!

Together, we entered Savannah State, and we frequently cracked jokes and laughed. Classmates who participated in campus life and were in many of our classes. This one stung, brother, and I know it hurts all of us Tigers! Rest up, dear friend, till our next meeting.”


Thoughts and Condolences to his family, friends, and community in this trying time; his funeral services have not been announced on social media.

GoFundMe Fundraiser

A GoFundMe page has been organized by Malik’s sister, Bria Anderson. She created the page to raise funds for Malik’s funeral services and last rites; she wrote in her statement:

“We are Bria Anderson and Joshua Barnes. We are the brother and sister of Malik Khalil Collington. Malik was a kind individual who was adored by many and hardly ever encountered a stranger. He was a friend to everybody who came into contact with him. Unfortunately, Malik received his celestial wings on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

The Bible says in Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” We need your assistance in organizing our dear brother’s funeral as we are grieving his passing. Every dollar matters, and everything helps. We appreciate the prayers and thoughts of our SSU family. Please share this with your friends, family, and loved ones.”

The campaign had started to collect a $15,000 goal, and $5,874 had been raised through 127 donations. Anyone who wants to donate funds to the family can easily contribute to help the family in this difficult time.

About Malik Collington

Malik Collington was a dedicated and ambitious professional with a Master of Higher Education from Walden University and a Master of Public Administration from Savannah State University. He had degrees from both of these institutions. He was a creative and passionate individual who deeply cared about his work in higher education.

Malik was a great communicator and wanted to use his skills to impact others’ lives positively. He was a genuine person who was loved by many and was always welcoming to everyone. He was the kind of person that everyone considered a friend.

Mmalik was a popular personality on social media and had a great fan following on Instagram, where he went by the username @bigpoppa0722. He had around 2,444 followers and was following 4,146 people. Malik will always be cherished by his loved ones, prayers for his last comforts. Rest in Peace, Malik Collington.


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