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