MARGARET ‘BABY SIS’ ROBINSON POLK, 101, passed away in Savannah, Ga., on June 2, 2021. She previously resided in Oneonta. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Oneonta and also a member of Good Sheppard Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. She enjoyed dancing, spending time with friends, cooking, attending church, word searches, playing bingo, and the casino. Margaret and Ollie raised their children in Cleveland, Ohio. Margaret lived independently until the age of 95. She then resided with her son Norris Sr. and daughter-in-law Mary in Novelty, Ohio. They provided excellent care to Baby Sis, especially Mary, who gave her personalized attention. After several years she then went to live with her daughter Linda and son-in-law Larry in Savannah. She resided with them in her final years; they also provided excellent care. She became Larry’s daily sidekick.
Preceding her in death were her husband Ollie Polk; son Roy Allen Polk; daughter Margueretta Polk; sisters Mattie B. White, Agnes Hodge, and Addie Hicks; brothers Frank B. Robinson, Billie Robinson, and Roy Robinson Jr.; parents Roy Sr. and Nellie Robinson.
She leaves behind her son Norris Polk (Mary M.); daughters Margaret Ann (William) Reese and Linda N. (Larry) Simpson; grandchildren Ray (Lolita), Jacqueline, Norris Jr. (Yolanda), Angela (Michael), Kelly Reese, Tony, and Kelly; adopted grandson Steve; great-grandchildren Brittany, Malcom, Zachary, Joshua, Alauna, Stephen, Skyler, Ryan, and Lauren; great-great-grandchildren Zanyah, Ariyannah, Layla, Mika, Binta, and Karlee; sisters Jerline Dawson and Roberta McPherson; sisters-in-law Mary Kyle and Annie Mae Polk; special friends Julia, Elaine (Willie), Ella, Lavon, Annie Mae, and Betty; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family.
The family received friends Saturday, June 12, at Lemley Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Larry White presiding. Burial followed at Old Liberty Cemetery. Asked to serve as pallbearers were Norris Polk Jr., Ryan Polk, Malcolm Polk, Stephen Reese, Skyler Reese, and Joshua Polk. Honorary pallbearer was Zachary Polk.
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