Lonzie James Tolbert, Sr., (affectionally known as "Lonnie" or "Boss Man") 92 of Atlantic City, New Jersey, transitioned this life on Monday July 19, 2021, in the comfort of his home. Lonzie, was born on September 21, 1928, in Ashburn, Georgia to Eula Mae Chapman and James Lee Tolbert.
Lonzie, received his formal education in Ashburn, Georgia Public School System. He then relocated to Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1946, where he met the love of his life Lee Nora Corbitt. They were joined in holy matrimony on July 18, 1950, from this union 10 children were born.
Lonzie was a God-fearing man as he was a faithful member of the New York Ave Church of God. Deacon Tolbert, served in many capacities for over 60 years such as President of the Ushers Board, Helping Hands, and Pastors Aide committees. His dedication and commitment allowed him to continue to faithfully pay his church tithes despite his health condition. Deacon Tolbert, and his wife Lee Nora were baptized together under the leadership of Reverend Dennis Allen. He also was a member of the Mighty Gospel Lights singing group in the early 1970's and then later on became a member of the Church of God Male Chorus where he enjoyed singing with his tenor voice. Lonzie was responsible for implementing New York Avenue Church of God Crusaders Boys' Basketball Team by coordinating with various teams throughout the Tri-State area, along with other youth programs. He was the President of the Usher Board, Head Trustee and a Deacon for more than 30 years.
Lonzie started his own business, Tolbert's Landscaping Services, while also working construction for Local 415 for well over 35 years until retirement. He was also employed in numerous Atlantic City Hotels as a chef. He was the cofounder of the Shade Tree Committee through the City of Atlantic City, and former President of the Bungalow Park Civic Association.
Lonzie was dedicated to volunteering and ministering. He and his brother, Linson and his grandchildren would visit the residents of Eastern Pines Nursing Home and bring them fruits and minister to them in song. He was very compassionate towards others and loved to offer words of encouragement and advice. He was known to his community, family, and friends for his smile, laugh and warm personality.
Lonzie is predeceased by: his father, James Tolbert; mother, Eula Chapman; brothers, Linson Tolbert and Ernest Tolbert; sister, Eula Maude Brannum; sons, Lonzie James Tolbert, Jr. and Arthur Lee Tolbert; and grandson, Saleem Tolbert.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Reverend Lee Nora Tolbert; children, Steven Tolbert (Lourdes), Timothy Tolbert, Anthony K. Tolbert, Joy Sheree Tolbert, Sheila Tolbert-Harvey (Michael Sr.), Kenneth Tolbert, Shelby Tolbert-White (Chris), and Lonzie Tolbert, III; a host of grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives; church family; other friends and his Bungalow Park Family.
Funeral services will be 11AM, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Second Baptist Church, 110 Dr. I. S. Cole Plaza, Atlantic City, NJ, where friends may call from 10AM. Interment to follow in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.