James Lloyd Bond
April 17, 1928 – October 5, 2020
James Lloyd Bond of Chesapeake Beach, MD peacefully departed this Earth on October 5, 2020, at Asbury Solomons, Solomons, MD.
James, affectionately known as Lloyd, was born to Leona and Jarvis Bond in Franklin County, Virginia, on April 17, 1928. Lloyd attended school in Franklin County, Virginia, until the 8th grade, which was customary during that time due to assisting the family with farming tasks. He later served on active duty in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1953. Unfortunately, Lloyd lost his sight while serving in the military. After being discharged from the military, he lived with his sister Leona and her family in Columbus, Ohio.
Lloyd attended an Automatic Tech School in Colorado and learned how to work on transmissions and other automation. While in Colorado, he met Frances, and they married on August 7, 1970. Upon returning to Ohio, he did auto mechanic work for many years. He later worked for Vision Center Industries and retired in 2000.
Lloyd was a faithful member of The Original Glorious Church of God in Christ in Columbus, Ohio. While he was there, he served on the Deacon Board, was an Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, sang in the Missionary Choir and was part of the brotherhood.
In 2013, Lloyd became ill and moved to live with his granddaughter in Maryland. His health started improving, and the family has many fond memories of time spent with him during his later years.
Lloyd is preceded in death by: his parents Jarvis and Leona Bond; brother Nelson Bond and sister Leona Williams. He is survived by: his wife Frances Bond of Surprise, Arizona; daughter Dana and son-in-law Gerald Strother of Surprise, Arizona; granddaughter Natara Strother of Chesapeake Beach, MD; grandson Gerald Strother II of Honolulu, HI; grandchildren-in-laws, Johnny Ware and Huong Ngo; great-granddaughters Kristiana and Myana Ware, and Zi’Kai and Aiko’Kai Strother; sister, Estell Henderson of Massillon, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, and church family members. Devoted friend for many years: Deacon Richard Floyd.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Asbury Solomons for taking such great care of Lloyd.
James Lloyd Bond
October 20, 2020
October 19, 2020
I cannot begin to express the happiness that "Pop" gave to all of us at Asbury. I miss him terribly. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to be able to share in his life. My prayers are with you...
October 13, 2020
Uncle Lloyd will be missed by many. When they moved you from Columbus , Ohio it seemed like part of us died then. Because you were not at hand reach. After that talks were short and sweet but the love was still there. Letting go was so hard because we were so use to calling on you to give us an answer to all the unknown. You were gifted like that you knew everything. From a child up there never was a problem you didn’t know the answer too. You always informed us how to dress for the weather. Even being blind you Instructed us the right way.You knew everything. and as I got older I I asked you Bible question that I had and once again you would have the right answer. One thing I started and didn’t get finish was the book connecting the history of the family. But one thing We will have that will never be lost is the love and memories you shared down through the years rest on our uncle second dad on the scene. You will always have a place in our heart . We loved you but God loved you more it’s resting time servant! Love always your Ohio nieces and nephews
October 13, 2020
Uncle Lloyd you will be truly missed, by all your loved ones. I miss the fishing trips, and you telling me give me that line you do not know what you are doing. I was always amazed, at the things you could do without the aid of sight. Also, as a little kid, I remember visiting the farm in Hardy, Virginia and I remember you cutting my cast off my leg so I could go and play with the other kids in the barn. You was a blessing to have in my life, rest in heaven.