Yetive T. Bolden

Yetive Thelma Mosby Bolden, 102, formerly of 1613 N. Fifth, died at 5:20 a.m. Monday (March 11, 2013) in the Arundel Health and Rehabilitation Center in Glen Burnie, Md.

Yetive was born April 12, 1910, in Quincy, a daughter of James Garfield and Susan "Susie" Benjamin Mosby. She married Virgil Bolden on Aug. 5, 1933, in Quincy. He died Oct. 8, 1963.

Yetive was a 1929 graduate of Quincy High School. She worked in the dietary department of the Illinois Veterans Home for 25 years. She was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 905 Oak, and she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Bolden also attended Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Severn, Md.

She loved playing bingo and spending time with her family and loved ones while living in Maryland with her son and devoted daughter-in-law, Hazel.

Yetive, "moms," "grandma," "Mrs. Bolden" and "great-grandma" as she was known to many, touched a lot of family and friends. She enjoyed talking to anybody and everyone. She will be greatly missed by all, especially her daughter-in-law, family and children, and those she considered to be her children and grandchildren, as she would say with her famous two words, "That's right."

Survivors include son, Quentin Ron (Hazel) Bolden of Severn, Md.; a sister, Carolyn Bell of Quincy; five grandchildren, Teresa (Hiram) Hill, Kevan Andre Bolden, Terrence Bolden and Tamara Cartmill, all of Champaign, and Yolanda Bolden of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight great-grandchildren; a godchild, Clarice Lewis; nephews; nieces; cousins; and friends.

In addition to her husband, Virgil, Yetive was preceded in death by a son, Kevan Bolden; an infant daughter; her parents; a brother, James Mosby; and three sisters, Geraldine Mosby, Florine Signor and Louise "Babe" Mosby.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hailey III conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy. The repass will be in Bethel AME Church.

VISITATION: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Bethel AME Church.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors.


Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2013