Thelma Elizabeth Bolling nee Roney was born on March 30, 1927, in Dinwiddie, VA to the late Johnnie H. Roney and the late Ella Yates. She departed this life on April 13, 2021, at home, surrounded by family. Educated in Dinwiddie Public Schools, she also attended Virgina State University in Ettrick, VA. Thelma joined Little Zion Baptist Church in Carson, VA, at an early age. It was in that church that she committed her life to Christ.
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On December 17, 1946, Thelma was united in holy matrimony to the late Edward Bolling. Immediately, after they married, the couple moved to Mamaroneck, NY, where they resided for four years. They were members of First Baptist Church. In December 1950, the couple bought their first home located in Greenburgh, NY, where they resided for 30 years. The couple joined Union Baptist Church, where Thelma taught Sunday for many years and served as a deaconess. On August 1, 1980, Thelma & Edward purchased their second home, and moved to Chesterfield Co., VA. The couple became members of Morning Star Baptist Church, where Thelma regularly attended Sunday School and served as a deaconess until 2007. In 2008, she was one of 60 congregants who started The Star Fellowship Baptist Church in Richmond VA. Thelma moved back to Greenburgh in October 2014 to live with her two daughters and her granddaughter when her cognitive functioning began to decline.
Thelma worked at Sloanes Furniture Store in White Plains for nearly 30 years. She began her tenure as a switch board operator, but eventually became the office manager. She retired from Sears Service Department, Richmond VA in 1995.
Among Thelma’s greatest joys was serving in the church, being civically engaged, and encouraging and supporting family and friends. As a Greenburgh resident, she was an officer and active member of the Fairgrounds Neighborhood Association. For more than 50 years, she was a poll worker. And while her daughters were in elementary school, she was an active member of the Parent Teachers Association. Thelma enjoyed yardwork and gardening. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Her favorite hobby, however, was reading. Thelma also loved young children and babies.
Thelma leaves her two daughters Imani (Shirley) Bolling, Gail Annette Bolling; her granddaughter Zuleka De Grace (Devin); and her great-grandchildren, Amayah De Grace, Noah De Grace, Judah De Grace, and Micah De Grace to cherish her memory. She also leaves three brothers: Mac Arthur Roney (Esther), Fred Roney (Mary Ann), and Donald Leon Roney (Glovenia). She is predeceased by 11 sisters and brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Graveside Services & Burial will be on Monday April 26th, 2021, meeting at 1:00PM. You may meet at Kensico Cemetery office on Monday at 1:00PM; otherwise a Livestream of the service is available & the clickable link is herein where it says WATCH VIDEO. Please be mindful that we're only just arriving at the cemetery at 1:00pm & then need to check-in, be lead to the grave & set-up, so please be understanding to not expect to actually see the start of any services until probably sometime between 1:15-1:30pm or so. Thank you in advance for your understanding & patience.
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In LIEU of flowers, the family suggests a contribution may be made In Memory Of Thelma E. Bolling to The American Heart Society &/or a Multiple Sclerosis organization (may be done on your own or also be done through any of the donation tabs/links here in website at the bottom of this page); and/or you may choose to plant a tree in her name/memory/honor as another lasting tribute. If flowers are sent despite the family request, they may be delivered either on Sat. April 24th or Sun. April 25th, 2021 by/before 6:00pm, or Mon. April 26th by/before 12:00noon to Lee's Funeral Home. The Family Thanks You!