Marquetta Lynn Bolding-Allen, The eldest of four girls. Marquetta was born to Clyde and Roxanne Bolding on July 27, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio. Marquetta turned in her earthly wings for heavenly ones on Friday April 15, 2022 at the tender age of sixty. She was our angel. Marquetta fell in love and married John Allen Jr. and together they raised four children. For over fifteen years she worked for United Commercial Travelers where she excelled on many levels. In the spirit of her father, Marquetta proved her entrepreneurial skills by operating her own catering business at “Briarwood Banquet Facility” located in Reynoldsburg Ohio. With an open heart a wide smile Marquetta welcomed every guess with sincere gratitude. Recently she joined New Jerusalem Progressive COGIC where that same sparkling spirit of helping shined. Marquetta is preceded in death by parents Clyde J and Roxanne Bolding, grandson Des Juan Johnson, great niece Tashanna Bolding, grandmother Margaert Madison, grandparents, Henry and Georgia Gibson. Marquetta is survived by her children, Roshawnda Porter, Dominic (Dawn), Allen, Ebony (Antonie) Heath, John Allen III. Her sisters, Margaret Israel, Roxie Hikida, Claudia Bolding-Amoah, her 12 grandchildren, adoptive children, aunts, uncle, cousin, nieces, nephews and friends. Her long time and sister Ramona Jennings, and friend Deborah Jackson-Curry.
Home-going Celebration 11AM Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at New Jerusalem Progressive Church, 5441 Sunbury Rd, Columbus, Ohio. Interment, Eastlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, 4019 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43227. ML Smoot, Director, 614-444-1463, www.smootfuneral.com.
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