Florence Pollard

Visitation

Second Baptist Church 110 Rev. Dr. Isaac S. Cole Plaza, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Services

Second Baptist Church 110 Rev. Dr. Isaac S. Cole Plaza, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, 11:00 am

Cemetery

Lincoln Memorial Park Harding Highway Route 40, Mays Landing NJ US 08330 Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, 2:00 pm

Obituary of Florence Mae Pollard

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Florence, "Miss Flossie" Mae Pollard departed this life on November 11, 2010 in Galloway Township, NJ. She was born on January 9, 1925 in Youngstown, OH to the late Andrew and Corrine Ingram. Miss Flossie came to Atlantic City at a young age where she attended the public schools and graduated from Atlantic City High School Miss Flossie loved the LORD, her family and her church! She was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church for almost fifty years and her PASSION was the Sunday School department. At a young age, Miss Flossie was encouraged by her parents to take piano lessons. The LORD blessed her musical ability and used it as a ministry for decades. Every Sunday you could find Miss Flossie sitting behind the piano playing songs of the faith. Whether it was "This Little Light of Mine" or "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross", it was obvious to all who knew her that she worshipped the LORD with her playing. She soon began playing for the Rosebud Choir and at just about any church function involving the Sunday School. Miss Flossie was also a dedicated student of God's Word. For years, she taught a beginner's Sunday School class and even when her health began to fail she would insist on attending the Adult Sunday school class so she could "get my lesson." Miss Flossie was also a member of the Eva Pettus Missionary Society, Bethany Baptist Association and the Foster Grandparents. Miss Flossie believed in hard work and successfully raised her children as a single mother including supporting them through college. She worked several jobs, her last being at Spencer Gift in Pleasantville where she retired in the 1990's. Known for her radiant smile, she was a light to all she came in contact with her. Ms. Flossie was a compassionate person and would minister to those who need. Miss Flossie loved her family and taught them the importance of sticking together and that "blood was thicker than water." She believed that they should be trained up in the LORD, so church and Sunday School was a requirement as long as you lived in her house! As adults all her children knew that attending church with her on Mother's Day was the unspoken expectation. Ms. Flossie also taught the importance of giving thanks, and she started the family tradition of stating what we were thankful for at every Thanksgiving dinner. We will never forget her signature yeast rolls, sweet potato pie to live for, and "butter roll", the recipe for which has gone on to glory with her. Miss Flossie was predeceased in death by her son Rubin Sewell and "sons" Robert L. Jones, Sr. and Arnold Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memory, sons Ronald (Gerri) of Seminole, FL; Charles Sewell of West Haven, CT; Calvin Kelly (Diane) of Philadelphia, PA; and Oscar Ramsey (Lynette) of Pine Hill, NJ; daughters Cynthia Jones of Hillside, NJ; Patricia Johnson and Andrea Ramsey of Pleasantville, NJ. Sixteen grandchildren: Dawn, Monique, Juanita, Robert, Christina, Patricia, Nichole, Rubin, Sheree, Diana, Calvin Jr., Brian, Jonathan, and Yolanda, and a host of great grandchildren and friends.
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