Jimmie Lawrence Tolden Sr.

Jimmie  Tolden Sr.

On a cool day, February 26, 1947 in Galveston, Texas a baby boy was born to the union of Earl Sr. and Ruth Tolden. They named him Jimmie Lawrence. He was taught the “Golden Rules” at a young age and he was introduced to Christ at his family church Shiloh AME Church in Galveston.

Jimmie was educated in the public schools of Texas City after completing his secondary education at Texas City High School he graduated. He was honored to receive a scholarship to New Mexico State University.  After he returned home he attended Wharton Junior College where he was able to equip himself with the necessary tools to enter the work arena. He began his professional career with Entex Gas Company. Jimmie played a historic role by becoming the first African American hired in his position.  He also worked various other jobs within Galveston County.

Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, Jimmie loved spending quality time with his family and friends. He was a Dallas Cowboy fan whether they won or lost.  In his spare time he enjoyed crabbing. Although he will no longer dwell with us in body, his memories shall abide with us forever. He departed this earthly life on March 5, 2020, to receive his eternal life’s reward.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Tolden Sr. and Ruth Tolden; brothers, Gerald Tolden, Charles Tolden and Marvin Tolden. His memory will always live in the hearts of his family; daughters, Teffany Tolden, Cheryl Jackson and Cynthia Jackson; sons, Jimmie Tolden Jr.,  Daryl Jackson and Adrian Gillis; siblings, Gloria Tolden, Norman Tolden, Earl Tolden, and Albert Tolden; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins; in laws and friends.

There will be a public visitation held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10am  with a chapel service at 12pm.  Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home located at 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591.