Patricia C. “Micey” Polk, October 22, 1946~April 1, 2017

Polk5Patricia C. Polk was born in Fayetteville on October 22, 1946. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. Patricia attended Fayetteville High School and continued her education in Pine Bluff, AR. @ AM&N (now UAPB). She received her master’s degree from the U of A.

Patricia started her career in Atlanta, GA. for then Governor Jimmy Carter. She returned to Fayetteville in 1975 and started working for Arkansas Rehab for the next 18 years. While working for Arkansas Rehab, Pat was a counselor and assisted many in the community.

She worked for Dr. James and Sara Arnold taking care of their kids (Ryland and McCain).

After her retirements, Pat worked in job placement for the Elizabeth Richardson Center and also drove for Penske; she volunteered at the Fayetteville City Hospital; North Hills Life Care & Rehab; and “The Attic”. Patricia was a member of the Eastern Star. Better known as “Micey” she had a zest for life. Her passion was helping people no matter the cause. Pat remained a dedicated grandmother and friend until the end of her days. Patricia will be remembered and missed by many.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Melba Smith and 3 brothers, Frank Carroll, Bobby Morgan and Wayne Morgan.

Patricia is survived by a daughter, Melinda Bridges; 3 grandchildren, Theressa Bridges, Raven Petty and Jermaine Petty; first-cousins, Dolly Hoover, Alfreda Hoover and Kimberly Marshall and families; also survived by second-cousins, Carolyn Bradford, Rachel Whitfield and families; and a host of nieces and nephews. Special mention to Terri Morgan and Traci Morgan and family.

A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Reverend Jeff Blassingame officiating.

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    Candice Doakes » 05. Apr, 2017

    My deepest sympathies to Micey’s family and her daughter Melinda. She was a truly extraordinary person and is missed beyond measure. A friend to all and a woman with such a wonderful take on life. She lived fully. I smile just thinking of her. Even before leaving us, she had wings. A true angel of a person and so happy I had the chance to know her.

    Candice Doakes
    Houston Texas

    Gail A. DuBois » 06. Apr, 2017

    Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and keep you.
    Gail and Wilson

    Karen Spears » 06. Apr, 2017

    my deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother, she lived life fully, she left us too soon.

    Lisa Mohney » 06. Apr, 2017

    a truly amazing and caring women. If she ever met you, she made you feel like a friend. She meant a lot to many people and will truly be missed by all that knew her. My prayers go out to all of her family and friends and especially Melinda. Rest easy Micey.

    Evelyn Anderson @family » 07. Apr, 2017

    We are sorry to hear of Micey’s passing. Our prayers go out to you and the family. Evelyn Anderson.

    Rachel Blankenship » 07. Apr, 2017

    Our thoughts are with you during this time of loss. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. We think of Micey often as she was the first person who looked after Holden. She was a kind and generous person and we think of her fondly. We will remember her always and laughter she brought into our lives.

    Rachel, JB, Holden and Griffin Blankenship

    Tami » 19. Apr, 2017

    Oh what a GREAT loss, Melinda, and family I am so sad to hear this news. I SO enjoyed working with your Mom she was the most kind soul~ thoughtful and helpful. I will never forget all the fun we had. I am so sure Rylan and McCain will never forgot you. You instilled in them many important life lessons. You were a angel on earth. Until we meet up again sweet dear friend you will be so missed.

    Name » 08. Apr, 2017

    Thoughts and Prayers for the Family.
    ~Martin Means III

    Bonnie Lancaster » 09. Apr, 2017

    So sad and sorry to hear of Micey’s passing. She was a beautiful soul who touched so many!
    Condolences to her family and her beautiful daughter Melinda.
    The Lancaster family