In Loving

Benita Yvette Bolling

January 11, 1968 – February 13, 2024

Benita Yvette Bolling, 56, of Henrico County passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Born January 11, 1968, to Mary Cox Bolling and Kelso Bolling in Richmond Virginia, Benita Bolling, departed this life on February 13, 2024.

Affectionately known as Nita, she was always full of laughter and smiles. She was a stranger to no one, always sparking conversation with anyone she came in contact with and always stood up for what she believed in.

At an early age, she joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Goochland Va. She had a passion for sports and received scholarships for Track and Cross Country. Benita attended North Carolina Central University and received her degree from Virginia State University in 1991.

Her daughter Maya was the light of her life. She would travel and visit often, going on adventures to try new restaurants, as she LOVED to eat, attending games with her, and more. Maya was the apple of her eye! Benita also had a close relationship with her great nieces and nephews, always encouraging them to do well in school and supporting them in all their endeavors. She was one of their biggest cheerleaders.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Flora and Fred Cox and Janet and Peter Bolling.

She leaves to cherish in her memory, her daughter Maya Saunders, her parents, devoted sister, Jada Robinson (Terrell), brother, Antonio Bolling, nieces, Kendra and Keesha Robinson, nephews, Brayden and AJ Bolling, beloved great nieces, Arihanna Finney and Kenya Robinson-Hutchinson, beloved great nephews, Leroy Smith, Ivan Finney, and Taj Bland, and devoted friend, Bernard Saunders.

She was truly a light who will be deeply missed!

The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2024, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. Interment will be private.

Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service

Richmond Chapel


Friday, February 23, 2024


2:30 p.m.

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  1. Lawrence & Lauren Waddy February 15, 2024 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    My heart is truly heavy from the loss of such a Loving person. My daughter and I extend our condolences to the family.

  2. Carolyn Berry February 15, 2024 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the family.

  3. Rodney Cox February 15, 2024 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    My prayers are with our family during this loss I remember Vett & I playing in Belmeade apartments when we were young having a good time you will be missed cuz we will see each other again love you cuz

  4. Shirley February 15, 2024 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry I didn’t get to spend more time with you. The time we did spend was so special. Our lost conversation was December 29th and it was so informative and special. Tell everyone hello!!!🕊️

  5. Katina “Lew Lew” Bates February 16, 2024 at 10:18 am - Reply

    To Jayda and Antonio, I am so sorry for the loss of Benita. Even though I hadn’t seen Benita in more than 20 years, the hurt was still surreal. We all grew up on the same road in the same neighborhood. You never forget good people. Prayers are being said for you and the family.

  6. Ketti Jo Robinson February 16, 2024 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    My sincere prayers and condolences are with you Jada and your family. May God bless you and keep you in perfect peace. I will always remember Benitas’ smiling face.

  7. Crystal S, Taylor February 16, 2024 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    To Kelso and Family: I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and give you peace during this difficult time.

  8. Amanda Berry February 17, 2024 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to you, and I wish you nothing but comfort and strength.Please know that however you’re feeling right now—sad, numb, guilty, tired, angry—it’s normal. There’s no right way to feel. I love you and am so sad that you’re going through this.

  9. Cindy Haden Hughes February 18, 2024 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I have many fond memories of Benita from our time as students at Goochland High School. Benita was a wonderful human being. Praying for strength and peace for her family and loved ones in the coming days, weeks and years. Rest in heaven beautiful friend always in my memories and always in my heart.

  10. Eric Hope February 19, 2024 at 10:34 am - Reply

    To the family of Benita. Sending prayers to you all on the passing of Benita. May God be with you all at this difficult time. Benita was a very good friend to me and my brothers as we were growing up.
    We have many fond memories with here .
    Continuous prayers

  11. Arlene Harris February 20, 2024 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Arlene Harris(RMC Family)
    To the family of Benita, so sorry for your loss, Benita was a beautiful and pleasant person to work with always a smile upon her face she will be missed, continuous prayers.

  12. Kathy Puller(RMC Family) February 20, 2024 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    To the family of Benita,
    I am deeply sadden of the loss of a wonderful soul. I enjoyed working with her and the smile that always come with her Hello! She will be missed and God bless the family during this difficult time. Praying for comfort.

  13. Carolyn Reed February 20, 2024 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    My condolences to you. Praying for strength at this difficult time. May God continue to bless you.

  14. Cheryl Willis-Whitaker February 22, 2024 at 9:25 am - Reply

    My deepest condolences and prayers to the family. Benita was such a joy. We bonded through her love of sports and how she always loved on all kids, especially her own. I pray for each of you.

  15. Patricia Randolph February 22, 2024 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Maya, Mary, Jada and Antonio, you have my heartfelt and deepest condolences in the transition of your mother, daughter and sister, Benita.
    I remember her great smile as a teacher just seeing her in the halls of GHS or going from building to another. She was always polite and spoke each time I would see her. May the comfort of God’s hands and power hold you at this time and in the days to come. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless you and keep you is one of my prayers for you.

  16. McCowan Family February 22, 2024 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Maya, Mary, Jada and Antonio, may memories of Benita bring you comfort and peace during this time of remembrance. Our heartfelt condolences to each of you. We will always remember her smile and her sweet spirit.

  17. Barbara (Jackson) Hyman February 23, 2024 at 11:08 am - Reply

    To Mary and family: May the love of God give you peace, may the caring of friends give you comfort, and may the beautiful memories of Benita bless your heart with thankfulness to God for her life, and give you strength through the days ahead. Heartfelt condolences.

  18. SharonJohnson February 23, 2024 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Sending my condolences to the Family, I met Benita at Truist we work together we talk a lot on our breaks and on our walks, I work apart time job at RMC events. she asks me to help her get a job I did, she loved that job a lot because of the sport. Every time we speak, she will say where you are working this week, because I want to work with you that made me feel good. Bernita was sweet and special, Benita will be miss, not goodbye but until we meet again.

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