A time to be born: Roosevelt McKinley Chester, son of the late Leon and Irene Chester Sr. born on August 2, 1946 in Church Creek, Maryland. He was educated through the Dorchester County School System.
A time to love: He was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life, the late Odessa Mae Bolden Chester. Together they shared a marriage of love, commitment, and respect nearly 50 years.
A time to serve: Roosevelt started working at an early age. He began his service at Spicer Lumber Company, WT Ruark Seafood Company, Hanover Food Company, Coldwater Seafood, Western Printings, Board of Education, and Walmart. In between some of these jobs, he started his own lawn care service, and was doing that upon death.
A time to praise: Roosevelt was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Cambridge, MD, where he sang in various choirs. Marching was his specialty. Some of his hobbies were Sunday morning breakfast with the Breakfast Crew, hanging out with Phillip Street Crew, riding motor bikes, and watching westerns.
A time to mourn: He departed this life and entered his heavenly home on December 18, 2021. Roosevelt will be deeply missed by many. He leaves to cherish his memories 4 bonus daughters: Gretha “Faye” Sutten (Thomas) New Jersey, Lisa Bolden Cambridge, Debra Bolden and Odetta Bolden Federalsburg Md.; 2 bonus sons: Milton Bolden (Denise) Federalsburg, Calvin Bolden (Vanessa) Trappe, 2 sisters: Anne Askins (Leon) of Cambridge and JoAnn E McCready (Darren Sr.) of Cambridge; 3 brothers: Jackie Chester Cambridge, Leroy Chester (Loistine) Golden Hill, Md., Joseph D. Chester (Deanna) Hurlock; numerous bonus grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Roosevelt helped raise his granddaughter Khantrice Bolden Hill (Michael) Salisbury.
He is proceeded in death by his maternal grandparents: Hansel and Mary Meekins; paternal grandparents: Peter Chester and Annie Chester Travers; 4 brothers: Leon Jr., Raymond, Joseph L, Benjamin and Johnny Chester; an aunt, Maude Banks, and an uncle, Garfield Meekins.
We will remember Roosevelt “aka Rosie” by his famous line “I DON’T THINK SO”, his love and passion of his family and friends.
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