Mary Elizabeth Bolding

December 05, 1921 – May 03, 2022


Obituary For Mary Elizabeth Bolding

Mary Elizabeth Bolding, age 100, of Douglasville, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022. She was born to the late Mr. Arthur Alexander Bennett and the late Mrs. Car Lou Lea Bruner Bennett. She retired from a career as an insurance underwriter. She was lovingly known to many as “Aunt Sister”. Mary Elizabeth was an avid gardener. For years she was known and recognized for her array of beautiful outfits and exquisite hats. Much of her life was devoted to volunteer work, and she offered her time and energy to many different organizations. She was a volunteer in numerous capacities at First United Methodist Church of Douglasville, where she also was a charter member of the Lively Sunday School Class. She volunteered for years at “Another’s Treasures” in Villa Rica, working alongside her great niece, and also volunteered at the Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/Douglas County. Mary Elizabeth was a long time member of the Douglas Historical Society. She was a beloved aunt to many generations of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Tillman “OT” Bolding; brothers, Herbert Bennett and Donald Bennett.
Mrs. Bolding is survived by her sister Dot Padgett; her sister-in-law Sara Bennett; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral home in Douglasville on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Douglasville. Dr. David Naglee will be officiating, and eulogies will be provided by Dot Padgett and Gail Padgett. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Flowers are accepted, but donations may also be made to First United Methodist Church of Douglasville in memory of Mary Elizabeth Bolding.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of arrangements.


9 May


05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville 2189 Midway Road Douglasville, GA 30135 Get Directions »
10 May

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville 2189 Midway Road Douglasville, GA 30135 Get Directions »
10 May


11:00 AM

Sunrise Memorial Gardens 11261 E. Veterans Memorial Highway Douglasville, GA 30135 Get Directions »
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  • 05/06/2022

    Dear, sweet Mary Elizabeth was a wonderful role model to many of us, portraying how to serve others and our Lord. She was also full of wit and so enjoyable to be around. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

  • 05/05/2022

    Mary Elizabeth was a sweet neighbor and friend to us. She was “Grandma Bolding” to our sons and was a very special person in our lives. My mom and I loved to be invited to her tea parties–those are special memories in which we always enjoyed being with her and visiting with her. She loved sharing gardening tips with Irwin! A lovely person inside and out, she was the ultimate “Southern Lady”, beloved by all. Linda and Irwin Tiller

  • 05/04/2022

    Dear Mary Elizabeth was an understated, elegant lady and such a solid role model. She missed by so many. May our Father God bless you all.

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