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Charles Leonard Boulden Sr.
(October 5, 1917 - July 31, 2011)

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Charles Leonard Boulden Sr.

Charles Leonard Boulden Sr. (Leonard), 93 years of age, departed this life on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Mallard Bay Nursing Home in Cambridge, Maryland. Born October 5, 1917, in Talbot County, he was the son of the late Theodore Boulden Sr., and Elizabeth Clayton Boulden. He was educated in Talbot County schools, and obtained his first job on a farm, at an early age. Charles enlisted in the Army to proudly serve his country, and his hard work is evident by the decorations and citations he earned during his service time: Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, and World War II Victory Ribbon. Charles was honorably discharged January 21, 1946. On February 20, 1946, Charles was joined in holy matrimony to the late Thelma Floyd Boulden, who preceded him in heavenly flight in 1999, and from this union two children were born. A true family man and provider, Charles established a career with the State of Maryland Highway Administration, and retired after thirty-one years of faithful and dedicated service. Charles was a great historian, enjoyed visits from family and friends, and loved to laugh, telling old stories of the past. He didn't attend church, but he enjoyed tuning into church services on his television, listening to good preaching and gospel music. He had a caring spirit, showing love to everyone he met. He personally provided care for his wife, as well as for his sister, in his home until he could no longer manage the extended care they required. Charles leaves cherished memories to two children: Mildred C. Boulden Sewell, and Charles L. Boulden Jr. (Alma); four grandchildren: Clovell Boulden, Roderick Boulden (Deborah), Consuelo Boulden, and Delisia Boulden; a step-grand daughter, Jennifer Matthews; and twelve great-grand children. One sister and brother: Ernestine and James Boulden of Easton; one sister in-law, Nannie Boulden; three nieces: Elizabeth Holland (Fred), Michelle Boulden (Elvis) and Marie Boulden Davis; two nephews, Richard and Royce Boulden and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Robin Boulden, sisters Bertha Harris, and Elenore Stanberry, two brothers, Richard, and Theodore Boulden, and one niece, Eleanor Boulden. We will miss our visits, and your smile, we will miss visiting and sitting for a while, but in our hearts we hold such love as we know you are looking down on us from above. Services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 11am at St. Stephens AME Church Unionville with a viewing two hours prior to the service. Interment in the church cemetery.


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