Gerald Bolton

February 16, 2021


Mr. Gerald K. Bolton of Tampa passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 26 at 1 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Reverend Emagene Mann, officiating.  Please follow the CDC Guidelines. Masks are required.  

Mr. Gerald K. Bolton, affectionately known as “Kevin” was a native of Tampa, Florida. He attended public schools in Hillsborough County.  He loved his family and to laugh.  His favorite pastime was eating pickles, fried chicken & hot sauce and potato chips.  He was fondly known for saying “Just give me a dollar.”  He will forever be known for walking barefooted with a smile on his face and laughter in his heart.  Most of all his family will always remember his happy, joyful spirit even in his darkest days. 

He was preceded in death by: his mother, Geraldine Ash-Kelley; two brothers, Anthony Washington and Jerome Bolton Sr.; Maternal grandparents, Solomon and Mary Alice Floyd; and Paternal grandparents, Walter and Lucy Bolton. 

He leaves to cherish his memory: his father, James Bolton Sr.; six brothers, Robert Kelley Jr., Reginald Kelley, Rudolph Kelley, James Bolton Jr. (Rhonda), Ceasar Bolton Sr., Keith Jusimon Sr. (Cynthia), and Mario (Dalene);  four sisters, Valerie Kelley-Herron, Margie Kelley-Morris (Chris), Karen Kelley-Black (Artis) and Emagene Mann; nephews, Robert Kelley lll (Eldrena), Rodrick Kelley, Davonte Kelley, Reshae Kelley, Roy Herron,  Anthony Herron, Frederick Harris Jr. (Sheika), Franklin Harris, Alexander Harris (Jasmine), Victor Kelley, Rudolph Kelley Jr. (Ebony), Ricardo Kelley, Lamar Kelley, James Bolton lll, Terry Mann (Nickie), Julius Daniels IV, Ra’Shad Daniels Sr, Antoine Colbert Sr, Sylvester Mann, Keith Jusimon Jr., Elijah Jusimon, Jerome Bolton Jr., and Dessen (DJ) Bolton;  nieces, Robbin Kelley, Karen Kelley, Regina Kelley, Renetta Herron, Carla Herron, Joy Herron, Tquowanda Kelley, Taroon Kelley, Justine Kelley, Shantel Bolton, Terrisha Mann (Dennis), Saniya Bolton, Shakeitha Jusimon, Jasmine Jusimon, Lauren Jusimon, Kiera Jusimon, Keisha Jusimon, Synia Riley, Jerrica (Shay) Bolton and Amber Bolton; a host of great nephews & nieces, cousins; his closest friends, Reggie Rivers Rap, KayKay, Linda Donaldson and Darryl Mathis.          

We are asking family and friends to please follow the CDC Guidelines.  Masks are required.  

To send flowers to Gerald's family, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
February 26, 2021

1:00 PM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

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