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Dewanda Nichele Bolden

September 25, 1967 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Dewanda Bolden Obituary

DeWanda Nichelle Bolden, 56 years old of Burlington, NC passed away quietly in her sleep early Sunday morning February 11, 2024 of pancreatic cancer. She was born September 25, 1967 in Washington, D.C. She was the daughter of Janet Carr-Jones and George Bolden (deceased).

She was a 1985 graduate of Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, NC where she was a flag girl for the band. After high school, she pursued her passion for food and cooking by studying culinary arts in Grand Rapids, MI.

DeWanda worked in the hospitality industry. Throughout her career, she worked for several hotel chains located in New Orleans, LA, Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC and lastly with Marriott Hotels as a Night Auditor in Mebane, NC.

She was a ferocious reader and could finish a 500 page book in a day. She was an avid music enthusiast and especially loved live music. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  

DeWanda is survived by her mother Janet Carr-Jones; beloved dog Esme; brother Michael (England) Carr; sisters Etesha Rodgers (daughter Kaylah) and Kamil (Matthew) Stravers; step sister Shelia (Lee) Degreaffenreidt (children Christina and Eleisha); aunt Claudette Mebane; uncles Anthony (Martha) Carr, Harold (Kathy) Carr; cousins Jayne (Antwan) Chaplin, Vanteia Cherelle Carr (children Demond and Alexandria), Sharon (Roderick) Fryer, LaFonda (Randall) Robinson, Thaddeus (Beverley) Carr Jr., Yolanda Renee (Gary) Currie, Terry Bigelow; several other cousins, family members and close friends or co-workers in Michigan, Louisiana and North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers Essie Mae Bolden and Annie-Bell Carr; grandfather William Beverly Carr; father George Bolden; stepfather Charles Jones; uncles Thaddeus Carr Sr., Harold Bolden and James Mebane; cousin Corey Graves Sr. and her beloved dog Jellybean.

DeWanda enjoyed her life to the fullest and loved her family and friends to the ends of earth! She left a parting quote to you all as well...

"...I just want them to party like it’s 1999...". 

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Time of Remembrance
February 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Please note
There will not be a public viewing per Dewanda's request. We thank you for understanding and honoring her wishes. The family will receive visitors at the home on Friday from 2:00pm until 5:00pm only.

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