Marvin Bolling, Sr.
Dinwiddie - Mr. Marvin Bernell Bolling, Sr., 66, of 12308 Eastview Dr. Dinwiddie, VA entered into eternal life on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Bon Secours – Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, VA. He was born in Richmond, VA at St. Philip Hospital on March 27, 1955 to Evan Bolling and the late Catherine Williams Bolling of Dinwiddie, VA. He was the grandson of the late Granville and Harriet Bolling Morgan and the late Bruce and Katie Gilliam Williams. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, and joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in DeWitt, VA where he served in the Usher's Ministry. He later joined Center Star Baptist Church in Dinwiddie where he served in the Music ministry as a trumpet player and where he was an inspiration to many. Marvin worked for the Dinwiddie County Public School System and Dinwiddie Parks and Recreation. He retired from Titmus Optical after 33 years of dedicated service.
Marvin was very inspiring to others and always had a positive outlook even in the mist of his illnesses. He will be remembered for his love of God, family, music, the Miami Dolphins football team and his unrelenting sense of humor.
He leaves two children to cherish his memories: Marvin Bernell Bolling, Jr. and Joy LaChanda Bolling and her companion, Demonte', all of Dinwiddie; mother of his children, Sharon M. Bolling of Petersburg, VA; two grandchildren: NiAsia C. Bolling and Arianna N. Bolling; father, Evan Bolling of Dinwiddie; four siblings: Barbara A. Bolling, Ernie H. Bolling (Australia), twin brother Malcolm P. Bolling (Vicki) and Elisha Bolling Anderson (Larry); devoted nieces and nephews: Shawanda Bolling, Diante' Bolling, LaToya Bolling Hairston (Demetrus), Tyra Bolling, Anthony Dillard, Jojuan Johnson, Theodore Bland, Jr., and Marcus Bland; mother of his grandchildren: Janica Gaines and her son, Christopher Thomas, Jr. of Chester, VA; former in-laws: Emma Evans of Petersburg and Lloyd Evans, Sr. of Lynchburg, VA; five aunts: Alice Kelly, Cora Kelly, Shirley Willliams, Flora Williams, and Ida Lambert; five uncles: Henry Williams, Bruce Williams, Horace Williams, Bennie Williams and James Williams; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends, including: Rev. Jennifer Queen Hurt, Clarence Beasley, Rev. Dr. Shirl Saunders, Carl Hobbs, Michael Smith, Debra Hayes, Queenie Byrd and Yvonne Nicholas; And his beloved dog, Char'dae.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Stephanie Eads, NP, Ende Medical Practice and Dr. Amar Damodar, MD, Southside Kidney Specialists.
A Celebration of Life for Mr. Marvin Bernell Bolling Sr., will be held on Saturday April 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Zion Apostolic Christian Memorial Church, 1601 Youngs Road, Petersburg, Virginia. A private burial will be held.
Public viewing will be held on Friday April 23, 2021 from 12 Noon to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Petersburg Chapel- Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S.Sycamore St.,Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 863-4411 www.johnsonservices.us