DR. DRUELLA BOLDEN GILMORE MAYS
Dr. Druella Bolden Gilmore Mays was born on June 10, 1940, in Franklin, LA. She entered into eternal rest on August 31, 2018, in Houston, Texas. She was a graduate of Willow Street High School in 1957; continuing her education at Grambling State University culminating with a doctorate of education from Texas Southern University in 1995.
Druella taught first grade for many years before becoming an administrator all within Houston Independent School District. Brentwood Baptist Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and others gave her a space to serve.
Druella was preceded in death by her parents, Major and Anna Louise Bolden, 11 siblings, and dear husband Sam. She is survived by her children: Yolanda Gilmore-Bivins, Samuel Louis Gilmore, Jr (Kim), Shahara Gilmore Samuel (Devon), grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Druella was the last of her Bolden generation. She was a fierce educator, conscientious community member, nurturing matriarch, and a devoted mother.