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The Passing Of An Affable Doctor

The Woodville Republican of Woodville, Mississippi

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The family of Dr. Kimberly LaShae Bolden-Johnson would like to thank everyone who showed their love during the passing of our loved one. Dr. Bolden-Johnson was the daughter of Johnie Lee and Clementine Bolden of Woodville. She graduated Valedictorian from Wilkinson County High School in 1992 and continued her studies by attending Xavier University in New Orleans and graduated Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Pre-Med and a Minor in Chemistry. In order to pursue her dream of becoming a Medical Doctor she attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and received a Degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and she completed a three year residency in Family Medicine at Westchester General Hospital in Miami, Florida. Along her ladder of success, she received numerous other honors, and by invitation, she visited The White House her Senior Year in High School, and also did many hours of charity work.

Dr. Bolden-Johnson was employed as a Family Medicine Physician at Annie L. Weaver Health Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her co-workers enjoyed working beside her and said she was easy to talk with and always kept a beautiful smile. Dr. Bolden-Johnson's patients were very affable of their doctor as well. Many of her patients didn't speak English well but they knew well enough to let the receptionist know that they didn't want to see anyone but Dr. Bolden-Johnson. They also occasionally gave her gifts, which she often discouraged. On her job and all through her residency she was well known for keeping accurate patient notes. She would rewrite notes if she missed work, because she liked her notes in the correct form.

Although she would shy away from any attention, "I think she was magnificent," said Clementine Bolden, her mother. "What she accomplished in such a short time here is such a testament to her work ethic, personality and charisma and will live on in the lives of her family and friends."

She was married to Dr. Harvey Johnson and the couple resided in Miramar, Florida, with their three beautiful children, Khalil, Gerrod and Allissia. The children were her everything and until her health failed she made sure they were exposed to many different foods, atmospheres and activities.

Dr. Bolden-Johnson departed her life to God on August 11, 2015, at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Bolden-Johnson touched a lot of lives far and near. Her mother said, "Thank you for caring and sharing in our daughter's life. We love her so much and a part of our hearts went with her. As parents we're supposed to protect our children, but this is one time we couldn't, and now we're devastated with grief, pain and love by crying to the point of breaking down and at the same time we're still pouring our hearts out with so much love for her. We love her so much. As time passes and we grow older, the void will always be there, because you never get over the loss of a child. She'll always be in our thoughts and we will hold her close to our hearts."

She also leaves to cherish and remember her beautiful legacy: one loving brother, Johnie Lavell Bolden (Sherrie) of Zachary, LA; one niece, Jonaiya Bolden of Dallas, TX; four nephews, Jalen and Jamari Bolden, Jordan Simpson and Jadarion Davis, all of Zachary; mother-in-law, Rosie Pearl Johnson of Gulfport; one sister-in-law, Charonda Gary (Renarden) and two brothers-in-law Darius Johnson (Lucille), and Christopher Johnson, all of Gulfport; five aunts, Minnie Anderson and Gracie Jones (Jerry), both of Centreville, Diana James (Gary) of Woodville, Deloris Augustus (Daryl) of Baton Rouge, LA and Verna C as ton (James) of Clovis, New Mexico; six uncles, Willie Anderson (Ruthie), James K and Charles Anderson, all of Centreville, John T. Bolden (Deborah) of Chicago, 111, Marcal Bolden (Shonda) of Baton Rouge and Billie Joe Bolden (Jackie) of Woodville; four great aunts, Minnie Lee Covington of Centreville, Emma Newman, Alma Jones and Edna Stirgus, all of Woodville; one great-uncle, Charles Bolden of Woodville; a special cousin, Katina Jackson-Sumerall of Jackson; a special lifelong friend, Angela Cage of Woodville; and three special friends, Dr. Markeshia Fluerry, M.D., and Dr. Ava Jee, D.O., both of Atlanta, GA and Vanessa-Johnson-Moses of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, Edna Mae and Willie J. Anderson, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Shirley Mae and John T. Bolden, Sr.; and two uncles, Curtis L. and Robert E. Anderson.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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