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“Ms Georgia was my Grandfather's niece and they shared a bond between them like a sister and brother. I will always cherish the phone calls and...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Reggie Cheatham - Wicomico Church, VA

“I know you will be truly missed you was such a beautiful person I never will forget time you took me and my friend Robin o the denist or hair bows...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: April Avery

“Ms. Georgia Pope will always be remembered for her genuine love of life and beautiful smile. May her family be comforted by the shared memories of...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Marion (Moe) Smith, Jr. - VA

“I remember Miss Polk from my elementary years at Stonewall Jackson, I was never blessed to have her as a teacher but I remember her beautiful smile...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Amanda Booher - Bristol, VA

“I was sorry to hear of Georgia's passing. I have very fond memories of her from driving the school bus to Douglass and attending several of our...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Dorothy Huey Huey - Durham, NC

“I'm so sorry to hear of Ms. Polk passing. She was my 6th grade teacher at Stonewall elementary. She was a Beautiful soul and a great teacher!! I...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Brad Duckett - Bristol, TN

“So sorry to hear about Miss Georgia. She and my Mom were friends for years. They both were in first local group to receive Master´s Degrees from...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Lyndalu Watson Staton

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Georgia Polk. Ms. Polk was an amazing teacher second-grade teacher and she surely will be missed. Rest-In...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Margie Livingston

“Georgia and I were high school classmates and longtime friends. She will be greatly missed. I send my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Viola Daniels - Colorado Springs, CO

“Thinking of you with prayer and deep sympathy. It was a great privilege to work with Georgia at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School. She was an...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Sarah Scott - Bristol, TN

“To the Polk family my deepest sympathy. I remember when I was a safety patrol and when she wasn't driving the school bus, she was followed by the...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Robert Wells

“I am so sorry of to hear about Miss Georgia passing. If I had know in time, I would have been at her service, I have such fond memories of work...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Dayton Owens - Glade Spring, VA

“My sincere sympathy for the family of Ms. Polk. I graduated high school with Crystal and my family always thought so highly of the Polk family and...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Susan Delp Mellinger - VA

“Sending my sympathy and love to the family! ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Uradell Stewart Clayton

“I am sad to hear of the passing of this great lady. I met Ms. Polk when I was a student at Emory & Henry and helping with the music at Grace...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Rev Dr Brad Scott - Sweetwater, TN

“She was a great Teacher,she was my at Stone Jackson school 48 years ago ,love her . I'll always remember her all these years ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Burke Crowe

“Dear Deborah and family, I am so sorry to learn of your aunt's passing. You and all her loved ones will be in my prayers as you grieve her loss. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Jeanne Martin Haulsee - Chilhowie, VA

“So sorry to hear of Ms. Georgia's passing. Heaven has truly gained an Angel. She was always smiling and laughing, such a pleasure to work with. ...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Beverly Laughlin - Bristol, VA

“Deborah, Vivian and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up in Glade on a street that Georgia drove her bus on as she headed to Douglas. I'm...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Mary-Lynn Hammer - Weeki Wachee, FL

“Family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of one of my childhood mentors. Ms. Polk was my second grade teacher at Douglass. I was honored not only...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Tyrone Foster - Bristol, VA

“I am saddened to her of the passing of Miss Polk. She thought my kids at Stonewall Jackson School. She was a amazing teacher and will be greatly...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Sharon gorley - bristol, VA

“She was my school homeroom teacher and my math teacher, she was a wonderful person and she will be sorely missed, my deepest condolences to her and...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Darlene Franklin

“Georgia was one of the greatest inspirations in my life. Her dedication to our children and our schools is legendary. I sorely miss her and will...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Randy Whhite

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ms. Polk was one in a million. Great person. Chris Hunt Brenton ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Chris Hunt Brenton


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Georgia B. Polk, 91 years young; was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 12th, 2021. Georgia maintained her residents at her home in Glade Spring Virginia until her death.
Georgia was born to the late Ballard Polk Sr. and Ardean Annoy Polk December 25th, 1929. She lived most of her life in the Plum Creek community. She joined the Plum Creek Baptist Church at an early age where she was a devoted and dedicated member. She served as the church clerk, pianist, and Sunday School teacher. As her former Pastor Rev. Montgomery stated, "she practically ran the church".
After having to close the church doors of Plum Creek Baptist she joined with First Baptist Church of Chilhowie Virginia as a care member. She was the assistant Sunday School teacher for the Seniors, assistant Pianist, and on served with various committees. For numerous years up until her failing health she was the minister of music for the Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Association, and the Ministers Deacons & Layman's Union.
Georgia graduated in 1951 from Kings Mountain High School in Abingdon Virginia. She went on to Bluefield State College in Bluefield West Virginia and received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education; she furthered her degree by path receiving her Master's Degree from The University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA.
Georgia started her teaching career with Douglass School for African Americans in Bristol VA. Not only did she teach; she drove the school bus for the Washington County area. On many occasions she would drive the school athletes to their games.
After integration, she taught at Thomas Jefferson School, and then on to Stonewall Jackson Elementary in Bristol Virginia. During her tenure she was named Teacher of the Year. Georgia was a strong advocate for education. Although she had no children, she considered all children her own. Georgia retired from her love of teaching after 40 years of dedicated service.
After retiring she continued to work for the betterment of children by serving on the Library Board, the Mental Health Board of Directors, and would substitute teach whenever asked. From teaching to bus driving Georgia handled it all.
Georgia was preceded in death by Ballard Polk Sr., Ardean Vannoy Polk, brothers; Ballard (Evelyn), Albert (Peggy), Ellis (Doris), and niece Sylvia Polk Burris.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her nieces and nephews; Deborah (Gary) Montgomery, Dennis (Vivian) Polk, Crystal, Raymond (Michelle), Carolyn (Danny) Williams, Sandra (Eddie) Branch, Jacqueline, Timothy (Candace). Her New York family; Janet, Freda, Wanda, Ivy, Albert Jr., Brenda, Donna Scarver Lewis, and Dr. Cortasia Carter. Special cousin Vania (Greg) Edwards. Several great-great nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special neighbors Bobby and Ellen Hammond. A host of other loving relatives, friends, and neighbors
The family will receive friends 5 until 7 PM Monday, April 19, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Chilhowie, 136 Railroad Ave. Chilhowie, Va. 24319. Graveside services will be conducted 2 PM Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in the Plum Creek Cemetery. Please follow all government guidelines in reference to Covid-19 for visitation and graveside services. Friends and family can call at 216 Sanders Avenue Chilhowie, VA. 24319. Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Polk Family.