In memory of
Rolland Golden born in New Orleans on Nov. 8, 1931 to the late John F. and Ione Rolland Golden - died on Monday July 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM in his Folsom home, surrounded by his immediate family. After serving 4 years in the US Navy, Rolland attended and graduated from John McCrady Art School in the French Quarter, where his art career began 6 decades ago, including his marriage to Stella Doussan Golden, surviving spouse. He is also survived by their 3 children: Carrie Golden Lambert (Don Lambert), Mark Damian Golden (Maria Campo Golden) and Lucille Marie Golden; 4 grandchildren: Jessica Lynn LeBlanc (Corey LeBlanc), Jarrod Rolland Lambert, Sydney and Christopher Golden; 3 great-grandchildren: Kayla, Quinton and Cole and his brother, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C.. Rolland was a highly acclaimed artist, receiving countless national awards and solo shows across the US and traveling shows to 4 cities in the former USSR and southern France. He was inspired to paint these places, but mostly the South. Books have been published on him, as well as his memoirs: "Life, Love and Art in the French Quarter," where he lived with his family for the first 25 years of their marriage; in 1981 they moved into the countryside of Folsom, LA . After Katrina, they relocated to Natchez, MS until 2013, when Rolland was diagnosed with several illnesses, including Lewy Body Dementia w/Parkinson. Family and friends are invited to attend Rolland's wake at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 on Friday, July 5th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Family visitation is on Saturday, July 6th from 9:00 am - 10:00 am, and the public viewing will be from 10-11 am, followed by his funeral Mass at 11:00 am in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please have masses said or donations may be made to www.lbda.org. Rolland's works may also be seen on his website: rollandgolden.com and at the MacGryder Gallery in New Orleans. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com.
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