The celebration of life honoring Mr. James Earl Bolden will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Greater Elizabeth Baptist Church, with Pastor Handy Giles officiating.
Mr. Bolden will rest in the gardens of Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Bolden will lie in state from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., at Precious Memories Mortuary.
On April 28, 1956 James Earl Bolden was born to the late Bro. James D. Lampkin and Sis. Ruby Bolden in Shreveport, Louisiana. He confessed Christ at an early age at Greater El Bethel Baptist Church un der the leadership of late Reverend Bert.
James attended Bethune High School in Caddo Parish school system. He loved to work and he enjoyed whatever he put his mind to working at Red River Sanitors for several years. He decided he would use his skills for the City of Shreveport which he worked there until he retired in 2018.
Being a great father who raised all four kids was easy for James. He loved to spend time with family and friends and to know him was to love him. He never met a stranger. Fashion was a way of life for him, James had a hat for each outfit.
He was preceded in death by his beloved father, 1 sister Rita Bolden, 4 brothers Kenneth Bolden, Sammy Bolden, Henry Bolden, Sr., and Allen Bolden, grandparents Ozzie & Virginia Harrison, 3 aunts Juanita Pugh, Lassie Dias, 2 uncles Roosevelt Harrison and Andrew Harrison.
Bro. Bolden leaves to cherish his special friend Pamela Washington, 4 children DeAngelo (Angela) Thomas, Monica Thomas, Miesha Bolden, and Jermaine Bolden, his beloved mother Ruby Bolden, 1 sister Patsy Ann (Sante) Thomas, Deborah Oliver, and Dinah Parham of Boston, Massachusetts and a host of nieces and nephews and 3 step kids Keisha, Tiffany, and Ricky.
He also leaves 10 grandkids, Randy Thomas, Shaniqua Bolden, Quindasha Atkinson, Alexis Bolden, Shanterica Thomas, Shermichael Mitchell Jr, Ma’Kiya Mitchell, Kalcey Bolden, Saniyah Thompson & Jermaine Burns. He also have (3) great grandchildren Zyellir Brown, Jaycen Thomas & Kensleigh Wright