Cleo Celeste Ervin Polk, age 85, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and wife of the late Earnest W. “JR” Polk, Jr., departed this life Tuesday afternoon, January 4, 2022 at her home.
Cleo was born June 29, 1936 in Covington, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Henry Andrew Ervin and Gladys Ozella Vandiver Ervin. She was employed at Baptist Healthcare in the surgical supply department for over 40 years before her retirement. Mrs. Polk was a longtime member of Ole Enon Primitive Baptist Church and recently started attending New Life Testimonies Church. She was known to many as the “community mom” and helped anyone in need. She loved traveling, going to the mountains, dancing and all types of music.
Mrs. Polk is survived by her daughter, Trudy Duvall of Somerville, TN; her stepson, Randy Polk (Kathy) of Muscle Shoals, AL; three sisters, Angelo Timbs of Millington, TN, Evelyn Luce (Gary) of Aurora, MO and Ceriese Bearden of Millington, TN; three brothers, Percy Ervin of Millington, TN, Hoby Ervin of Millington, TN and Johnny Ervin of Brighton, TN; five grandchildren, Kerri Watkins, Sheila Garmon, Adam Polk, Lori Woods (Daniel) and Sean Polk; and nine great-grandchildren, Zecharie Watkins, Landon Watkins, Caleb Watkins, Aleena Watkins, Mickelle Hilliard, Deshaun Garmon, Austin Polk, Elizabeth Woods and Hendrick Woods.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Polk were held at 2 P.M. Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville. The officiating minister was Pastor Ray Hoggard. Interment followed in the Asbury Cemetery near LaGrange, Tennessee.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Landon Watkins, Caleb Watkins, Zecharie Watkins, Johnny Ervin, Gary Luce and Jason Atwell.
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