Edward “Bobby” Lee Bolden, age 80, departed his home here on earth on February 21, 2018 surrounded by the love of his children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan Hayward Bolden, II and Iris Elizabeth Bolden, a baby daughter, and sisters, Irene Addison and Eva Mae Pittman.

He leaves behind twelve loving and devoted children: Dannie (Gail), Ray (Clara), William (Amy), Barbara Bolden Watts, Nathaniel, Beverly (Willie Jr) Ash, Pinkie Paterson, Iris Bolden Gathers, Karen (Darin) Thomas, Sherry Bolden, Harlotte (Bennet) Wright, and Dan (Kelly) from his wife of 52 ½ years the late Dorothy Estelle Bolden; close nieces/daughters, Brenda (Johnnie) King and Sandra Wyatt; wife, Marilyn; sister, Virgie (Joe) Nichols; in-laws, Emerson (Johnnie K) Addison Jr., Alice Griffin, and Mary Addison; goddaughters, Jackie Nickson, Betty Beslin, Sandra Sims, and Alicia Quinn; 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Wake Services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Victory Temple First Holiness Church located at 315 MLK Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., EST.


Home Going Services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2 p.m. EST at The Body of Christ Jesus Church located at 106 Harbor Street, PSJ, FL 32456. The repass will follow at Gulf County Senior Citizen Center located at 120 Library Drive, PSJ, FL 32456.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Richardson’s Family Funeral Care, Inc. located at 5907 E. Hwy 22, Panama City, FL 32404(850) 481-8762 funeralsbyrichardson@gmail.com