Julius Bolton

Published 2:14 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2019

“The memory of a good person is a blessing” (Proverbs 10:7).

Bro. Julius Bolton, son of the late Sis. Lennie Ruth Vinsont and the late Bro. Jessie Armstrong, was born on Aug. 5, 1955, along with his twin sister Julia Mae Watterson in Bogalusa.

On Jan. 4, 2019, the Lord whispered well done my servant and Julius departed the earthly end of a well-loved personality.

At an early age, Julius united with St. Paul A.M.E. Church but became a member of Doughty Chapel A.M.E. Church in his latter years.

Julius lived a happy, loving and caring life. Julius would help anyone and give you the shirt from his back and from this he gained lots of friends whom he considered. Julius served in the U.S. Army from 1974-1978. Julius was employed with Dependable Glass for more than 15 years.

Julius leaves to cherish his memories: one daughter, Monya Ward of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Evangelist Wilma (Elder Horace) Cornish of Stockton, Calif., and Geraldine Barnes of Bogalusa; two brothers, Minister Michael (Ella) Starks Sr. of Jackson, Miss., and Wilbert Barnes of Bogalusa; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Julius was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Armstrong; his mother, Lennie Ruth Vinsont; his twin sister, Julia Mae Watterson; his brother, Minister Johnnie Barnes; his uncles, Ray Bolton, Frank Bolton; and aunts, Shellie May, Dorothy Nelson, Betty Harris Brown and Ernesa Abrams.

The funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 12, at noon at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church with the Rev. R.L. Palmer, pastor, and the Rev. Wardell Dyson Jr. officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 11, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. with a family hour from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Cook-Richmond Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Cook-Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.