Local mom opens new business in memory of late son

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – After losing her teenage son a local mom is finding the strength to not only push for change but also open her own business. We’re taking a look inside Robert’s Angels and how it’s giving back to others.

Lakeya Collins is naming her business after her son Robert. He drowned five years ago at age 16 trying to swim to the next beach area with no life vest or adult supervision. She holds on to his memory every day.

“His smile will light up the world. He was a people person and diligent about who he loved. He’s just an amazing individual, just amazing,” said Collins.

She says the past five years have been tough, but she’s pushing forward with her business because of Robert. He wanted to be a physician when he grew up, a registered nurse herself Collins says Robert would always iron her scrubs before work.

“I want to say it was god, a spiritual calling. God said Robert’s Angels, one night, Robert’s Angels and I…

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