December 5, 1950 - December 22, 2019
Mr. Alan Bolden, 69, of Peoria, Illinois transitioned from this life to his heavenly home at 3:34 AM on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Alan was born on December 5, 1950 in Chicago, IL to Goldie Lee (Lawshe) and Laymond Washington Bolden. Alan was baptized at the age of 13 in Chicago. The family moved to Peoria, IL in the mid-60’s. Alan began high school and was a 1968 Graduate of Peoria Central where he excelled in the sports basketball, football and track all four years. Alan derived much pleasure from reading the newspaper. He earned the title “Mayor of the Block” because of his photographic memory of historical and current events regarding his community, his family or sports; especially his knowledge of sports statistics. Alan liked to shoot pool, play bingo and bowl. He loved his family and kept everyone laughing with his very funny jokes. Alan leaves to cherish his most precious memories his loving mother and step-father, Goldie and Archie Brown of Peoria, IL; two children, Erica R. Thomas of Peoria, IL and Kamal D. Bolden of Las Angeles, CA; seven brothers, The Rev. Laymond (Gail) Bolden of Peoria, IL, the Rev. Edward (Rose) Bolden of Milwaukee, WI, the Rev. Michael (Carmen) Bolden of Peoria, IL, Herman (Ruth) Brown of Seattle, WA, Richard Brown of Malvern, AR, Leonard Brown of Chicago, IL and the Rev. Charles “Chuck” (Alice) Brown of Peoria, IL; two sisters, Kathryn (the Rev. Barry) Robinson of Peoria, IL and Linda Davis Brown of Peoria, IL; 2 grandchildren, Patricia Edwards, and Kendra McBride; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Laymond Bolden and one niece, Kesha Bolden. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Victory Christian Church, 603 W. Nebraska Ave., Peoria, IL, with a visitation one-hour prior beginning at 10 AM. Pastor Chuck Brown will officiate and Rev. Michael Bolden will bring the eulogy. Alan will be laid to rest at Lutheran Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at simonsmortuary.com.
Mr. Alan Bolden, 69, of Peoria, Illinois transitioned from this life to his heavenly home at 3:34 AM on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Alan was born on December 5, 1950 in Chicago, IL to Goldie Lee (Lawshe) and... View Obituary & Service Information
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