Joyce R. Pollitt



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Joyce Richards Pollitt, 83, of Princess Anne, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Westover, MD. on February 1, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Jennings and Bernice Richards. A devoted mother and grandmother, she married her husband of 61 years, Robert Pollitt, in 1950.

Mrs. Pollitt was a charter member of Manokin Chapter #109 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Nanticoke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the Maryland State Retired Teachers’ Association and the Somerset County Retired Teachers’ Association. She readily volunteered her time to various community organizations such as the Eastern Shore Doll Club and Olde  Princess Anne Days.

She worked for 38 years as a Somerset County elementary school teacher in Princess Anne and Crisfield and spent summers working with  various migrant education programs.While working she was a member of the Maryland State Teachers’ Association and the Somerset County Teachers’ Association. After retiring, she continued to work as a substitute teacher for Somerset County, helped to open Boscov’s Department Store, and served as an election judge. Additionally, she owned and operated B & J Enterprises with her husband. She was a graduate of Washington High School in 1946 and Maryland State Teachers College ( Salisbury University) in 1950.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lynne  Pollitt Bratten of Salisbury; a granddaughter and her husband, Jennifer and Timothy Tusing of Fruitland; a grandson, Andrew Bratten of Salisbury; a sister, Jeanette Catlin of Westover; a nephew Richard Catlin of Salisbury; and a niece, Janet Mcintyre of Mount Vernon. Preceding her in death was a son-in-law, Blynn Bratten.

A memorial service will be held saturday, March 10th. at 11:00 AM. at Walker Memorial Church of God, 11429 Hayman Drive, in Princess Anne. Friends may call Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. at the Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Women Supporting Women, Somerset County, Kate Tawes Chapter, 609 W. Main Street, Unit #103, Crisfield, MD/ 21817.

Arrangements are in the care of Hinman Funeral Home, 11673 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne, MD.  21853.

To leave condolences,  please visit hinmanfuneralhome.com


10 comments to Joyce R. Pollitt

  • Roger Smith

    Mr.Pollitt, Lynne and family. Mrs Pollitt, my 3rd grade teacher and good friend always was so kind to me and was always interested in me and my family. She just genuinely cared. She and Mr. Pollitt came to hear our quartet sing on numerous occasions. She was always so supportive of me throughout the years. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Lorraine Truitt

    Bob, I am so sorry. I always enjoyed Joyce’s hospitality whenever I stopped by.

  • Mark West

    Lynne, So sorry to hear about your Mom. Seems it was just the other day that we met at Al’s BD party. I could tell just from the one time that we met that she was a special person and i’m sure with all of her time teaching that she must of touched several lives with her special way. God has blessed you all.

  • Barbara Mason

    Bobby and Lynne, My love and prayers are with you. I know we are all going to miss Joyce a lot but we all have our wonderful memories of her and know that one day we will see her again. I always looked forward to seeing or talking with Joyce. She always gave so much love to everyone and genuinely cared. I had and always will have a special place for Joyce in my heart. She was truly a light in my life and many others.

  • shawna Gammino

    Mrs. Pollitt was my third grade teacher. She was a wonderful woman. She will greatly be missed. She also taught my mother in school. As I got older we would joke because all thru third grade she called me by mother’s name. Mr. Pollitt prayers for you and your family. Jenny she always talked about you. She loved you so much.

  • Norman and Joan Mills

    To the Pollitt family; The people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Edwin & Jane Ford

    Mr. Pollitt, Lynne and Family,

    You have our most sincere and deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed talking to her when she would call school for Lynne. She loved her grandchildren and I enjoyed hearing of their accomplishments.
    Due to prior commitments we will be unable to express our sympathy to you in person. However you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  • Russell & Janet Ward

    Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. Always saw you two together. I know it will be hard but the Lord will be with you. Remember us to Jeanette also.

  • David Virginia Warren

    This was one fine lady and will be remembered that way, we hope the sadness will pass and her memory will always be as bright as she always was. Please advise if any help you all might use. David +Virginia

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