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John and Bernice Freeman

Mr. Ruben was a man of few words, but when he spoke it was always with heartfelt kindness He was a Priince of a man and will be missed. Now in the arms of Angels, he will Rest. We send hugs and love to the entire Bolden Family.

Linda Chaplin

Don McClain

Thoughts and Prayers for the entire Bolden Family, Hope each finds Peace in the incredible Legacy He’s left behind.

Brenda Lindes

Sending love and condolences to you David and family.God bless all of you 🌹🙏🙏🙏

Sherry Fussell

Mrs. Bolden, Pam and family, I am so sorry about Mr. Bolden and sorry I missed his service. He was such a sweet, kind man and I always loved running into him around town. Please know you are all in my prayers!

Regina Brennan

David and Pam I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

Valencia Dubberly Gower

Ronnie, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our prayers are with you.

Jim Mayo

David, our hearts go out to you in the loss of your father. May our heavenly Father give you strength to endure. Your dad will always be with you showing you the way you need to go. They never leave us. Today, God be with you and your family.

Jim Tippins

I’ve always known Mr Rubin to be a graceful and gentle man. His warm smile and easy spirit, even in challenging times, reflects his faith, his love for his family and especially for his wife, Mrs Shirley. Prayers and thought for his family in these moments.

Ted Green

Mr. Bolden was a good man who left a positive mark on all who had the privelege to know him. Sincere condolences from the Carl Green family.

Kathy Bland

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all your f you.

Cindy and Cliff Evans

One of the nicest men you would ever know. Worked with him for many years at CCA. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Ruben Lee Bolden


Ruben Lee Bolden of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at the Warner Center for Caring.

Born on November 28, 1928 in Blackshear, Georgia to the late Eddie Clarence and Emma (Norman) Bolden.

Ruben moved to Fernandina Beach in 1946 where he met his wife of 72 years Shirley (Rish) Bolden. He retired from the Container Corporation of America where he worked for 40 years.

Ruben enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with family and friends. He was happiest when he was on his John Deere tractor working around his property. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach. Mr. Bolden's gentle spirit and sweet smile was a gift to the world.

He is predeceased by his parents and his daughter, Brinda (Carl) Freeman.

Ruben leaves behind his sons, David (Aysegul) Bolden and Ronnie (Miriam) Bolden; daughter, Pam (Bill) Bradley; grandchildren, Shelby, Ivy, Cory, Alex, Isaac, Gabriel and A.J.

A service to remember and celebrate his life will be held Friday, December 15,2023 beginning at 3:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

Mr. Bolden’s family asks rather than flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Warner Center for Caring, Community Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Florida.


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