Sgt. James Bodnel
1942 - 2021
BORN
1942
DIED
2021
An Officer and a Gentleman: Sgt. James Bodnel was born April 19, 1942 to the late Alice Cole Holmes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. James, affectionately known as 'Nig' to most, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday December 21, 2021 at 79 years old. James was the 4th child born to Alice. He confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at a very early age and was baptized by the late Rev. N.C. Chin at New Light Baptist Church. James was raised in the Scotlandville community and received his formal education from Scotlandville Elementary and Junior High School. He received his high school diploma from Capitol High School in 1960. James began his military career shortly after graduating from high school where he served his country for over 40 yrs as a Sgt. 1st class. He leaves to cherish his memory; His wife Jacqueline Bodnel, 3 step children: Dr. Michael (Colonel Cotina) Sellers from Springfield, Va; Sgt. Larvent (aka Sean)-(Senior Chief Teshandra) Sellers from Honolulu, Hi; Major Ashley Sellers from Alexandria, Va. Grandchildren; Kason Sellers, Derrick Jenkins, Tristan Sellers, Aiden Sellers, Ashley Sellers and Aerial Sellers. Sister; Mary L. Hudson from Baton Rouge, La. Nieces and Nephews: Debra Ramsey (Michael), Tampa, Fl , Cedric Buckner ( Lela), Baton Rouge, La, Byron Buckner (Sabrina), Baton Rouge, La, Curonda Wheelock (Patrick), Baton Rouge, LA, Sonja Grimes- Baton Rouge, LA, Charlene Hilliard- Baton Rouge, LA, Catina Savoie (Brian), Baker, LA, Ingrid Rideaux (Clifford), Gonzales, La, Muriel Buckner- Bay City, TX, Mark Buckner (Latoya), Ivan Buckner (Dedreion), Plano, TX, Michael Buckner(Tyisha), Charlotta Carter ( Peter), Toronto, Ca., God-daughter; Ashley Handy (Baton Rouge), Special Cousins: Harold Cole Brown, Carolyn Cole Washington, John K. Miller (Chicago, Ill), Ingrid Miller (Dallas, TX), Two (2) Sister-in-laws: Dorothy Buckner, Patricia Buckner and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He is preceded in death by: His mother ( Alice Cole Holmes), Brothers: Melvin (Boo) Buckner, Ulysses (Billy) Buckner, and Sister Rosetta (Lil Sister) Buckner, Special Aunts: Clara Cole Hudson, Lovie Cole. Funeral services for James Bodnel will be January 7, 2022 at New Light Baptist Church 650 Blount Rd Baton Rouge 70807. The viewing will be 10:30a-11:30a: Services-11:30a-12:30p. Burial at 1:00p at Port Hudson National Cemetery located at 20978 Port Hickey Road, Zachary LA 70791.


Published by The Advocate from Jan. 3 to Jan. 7, 2022.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
7
Viewing
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
New Light Baptist Church
650 Blount Rd., Baton Rouge, LA
Jan
7
Service
11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
New Light Baptist Church
650 Blount Rd., Baton Rouge, LA
Jan
7
Burial
1:00p.m.
Port Hudson National Cemetery
20978 Port Hickey Road, Zachary, LA
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Charlotta Gigliotti-Carter And Family
Family
January 10, 2022
Charlotta Gigliotti-Carter And Family
Family
January 10, 2022
He was an officer and a gentleman, teacher,friend, mentor and the all time example of what all men should aspire to be. There will be none like him if those of us here didn't embrace his life and his legacy. He was a positive force for family, community and country. God broke the mold and has now brought him home to rest and enjoy peace, reunite with his mother and siblings. Sgt. Bodnel you will be forever loved and sadly missed forever. We know God will take care of such a wonderful person. Love you ,miss you...
Charlotta Gigliotti-Carter And Family
Family
January 10, 2022
To know him is to love him!! Peace and blessings. Forever a loving memory.
Kerigan Ramsey
Family
January 5, 2022
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
LaTosha, Keivyn and Kerigan Ramsey
Family
January 5, 2022
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Emanuel Thomas
January 4, 2022
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bobby Handy & Family
Friend
January 3, 2022
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