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Gwendolyn Bolden

d. August 8, 2022

Gwendolyn Bolden, 91

Passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022. 

A Loving Mother, Grandmother and Friend. 

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm - LAWTON, OK 

Services will be on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 11:00am at 

Greater Galilee Baptist Church 1428 SW Jefferson Ave. LAWTON, OK 


Gwendolyn Vernona Patmon Bolden born April 11, 1931 to Vernon C. and Ruby I. Patmon in Guthrie, OK.  Raised mostly by her grandmother Florence Patterson while her parents taught school. She joined Bethlehem Baptist Church as a small child with her family until moving to Greater Galilee Baptist . Went to public school in Guthrie, Tulsa and Lawton public school, she graduated "Magna Cum Laude" from Douglas in 1949.

She received her cosmetology license from Langston University. She did hair for many many years even after retirement, friends came to her house for a press and curl. She married John Crocker in 1951. To that union they had 4 children Tanya Y. Crocker (deceased).
In 1987 she married James H. Bolden who preceded her in death in 1985, at which time she officially retired from doing hair.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, John Patmon, Ola Patmon Alexander, Willie (Billie) Verrett.
Anyone who knew mama knew that she said what was on her mind, blunt not sugar coated. No filter. Even with dementia. For 3 years living in San Antonio, she always asked when was she going back home.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Michelle Cosey, Vernon Crocker (Vickye), V. Kaye Crocker. Grandchildren: Shawn Crocker, Stephanie Nelson, Antonio Crocker (Ashley), Jaylen Crocker-Johnson, Vernon Crocker Jr., Valerie Crocker, LaShaunda Crocker-Keifer, 11 great-grands, 2 great great-grands, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and play daughters.
                                                        REST IN PEACE FINALLY MAMA

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