Lacresha Bolar 1987–2020

Lacresha died under the 4th Avenue South bridge on December 5, 2020. She was beloved at Angeline’s and many other places. Women in Black stood vigil for Lacresha on December 30, 2020.

From Lisa Kelly: “Lacresha spent much of her childhood in the foster care system where she was separated from her siblings who she loved very much. She also loved her mother and her daughter who was born while she was in the foster care system. She fought hard to be with and visit her siblings, taking her case manager to the Washington Court of Appeals. She fought hard to keep custody of her daughter. She fought hard out of love and a desire to remain connected with her family. Mostly I want people to know she was a sister, a mother, a daughter.”

Lacresha’s Leaf is on the 4th Avenue side of Seattle City Hall. If you have memories or photos of Lacresha, please post a comment.

Featured Leaf December 2021


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  • LeafAdmin

    Lacresha’s beloved brother Lamell left this loving message on our City Hall location page. The Homeless Remembrance Project will try to provide the requested photos but please reach out if you can help:

    “Can I get a picture for my family of my sister Lacresha Bolar? I’m her younger brother but oldest out of the boys. I’m now the oldest since her passing and I have a lot to fulfill. I just want to say thank you for keeping her name alive cause she was not just a beautiful person outside and inside too. I wish the world got to know her when she was alive. Thanks to you guys her name will forever be part of the city we loved. I remember when we were kids and someone asked us if we would ever move out of Seattle and we both simultaneously said NO. The person asked us what was our reasoning and we said ’cause there is no place like home and Seattle is our home. (Lacresha actually said that I just nodded agreed.)”

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