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John David Bolding, Sr. “Baby John” of New Orleans, Louisiana
July 28, 1948 – May 1, 2020
JOHN DAVID BOLDING, SR. John David Bolding Sr, was born on July 28, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Charles and Thelma (Lewis) Bolding, Sr. John (Baby John) was golding number of 5 out of 11 children Lillian, Florence, Charles Jr, Carroll, Shirley, (John), Isaac, Iola, Arthur, London and Thelma. He also was the stepson of Annie Bell Carter in which he welcomed his stepsister Willie Jean and step brother Joe Willie and became the big brother of Terry Bolding. John accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at an early age. He was educated by the New Orleans Public School System. John had a great work ethic and was employed by The District Attorney Office with Harry Connick, Sr. John was currently a dedicated employee with Standard Parking. You see, “Baby John” was named after his Uncle John Lewis. Baby John was a socialite and the pillar of Horace Bar and those that knew him knew that he loved his Crown Royal, blues music and was always the life of the party. He was a loving, caring person with a special dedication to family. In 1993 John met his best friend and life long companion Velma Fleming, is nor was she by any means just a ship passing in or through the life of John, she was his helpmate, his caregiver, his confidant, as well as his soul mate. Ms. Velma wore many hats in their relationship and operated in many capacities throughout their 27 years together he was honored to be a part of her Velma’s daughter LaToya and grandson Benjamin. Velma was his nurse in his time of sickness, his council on his business affairs as well as his chief supporter and spiritual advisor to whom he often referred to be as his Queen.
In 1968 John moved to Houston, Texas and married Clariace Boone-Fuselier. To that union, they welcomed John Jr, Timothy and Alecia. As we all know John loved his children dearly however, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye. John was preceded in death by his parents Charles Sr. and Thelma, brothers Charles, Jr., London, stepmother Annie Bell, stepbrother Joe Willie Galman, niece Lisa, nephew Mark and great-nephew Raymond III. He leaves behind a loving family to cherish with Velma, children John Jr.(Kia), Timothy(Venessa), Alecia(Reginal), LaToya, 12 grandchildren, Tiffiney(Bradley),John III, Mayia, Jacoby, Stacy Jr(Kene), Alleah, Joseph, Amber, Michael, Montre, Deion and Benjamin, 4 Great Grandchildren; Bradley Jr, Brayton, Bradon and Zoe. His siblings Lillian, Florence, Carroll, Shirley, Isaac(Henrietta), Iola(Donald), Arthur(Sandra), Thelma, Terry(Tenesica) and Willie-Jean and many amazing nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.