Obituaries » WILLIS POLK, IV


October 5, 1987 - July 20, 2020

Burial Date: July 25, 2020

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Jackson - Highley Funeral Home Chapel, West Helena Arkansas from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A Chapel service will follow promptly at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be held at Spring Lake Cemetery, Lexa Arkansas. Due to our Federal and State COVID-19 guidelines: during the Visitation - we will only allow individuals to view 10 at a time. Chapel Service - we will admit 50 individuals with the proper wristband, temperature checks, and mask.  At the Cemetery - we will abide by the social distance standard of 6ft apart. Mr. Polk's service may be viewed live through ZOOM. Here's the information to access the link: Topic: Funeral Services for Mr. Willis Polk IV Jackson Highley Funeral Home Chapel West Helena,  AR Time: Jul 25, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 925 4144 9428 Passcode: 640983

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Willis Polk, IV was born October 5, 1987 to Lynda House and Willis Polk, III in Chicago, Illinois. He received his heavenly wings, July 20, 2020 in the comforts of his own home.

Willis accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age under the leadership of Reverend Robert Taylor at Spring Lake Missionary Baptist Church, Lexa Arkansas. He was active member who served on the Usher Board for many years.

Willis received his formal education within the Helena – West Helena School District, Helena Arkansas. He was a proud graduate of Central High School Class of 2005.

Willis loved his family, church, and life. For entertainment, he spent countless hours on his computer searching the web, playing games and many other computer pass times. He also enjoyed traveling with his family and church family giving him the opportunity to share his Usher ministry to various churches. He did not mind lending a helping hand where one was needed within his community. He was loved and will be missed by many.

Willis is preceded in death by his great grandparents; Will Reese, Lavonia Butcher, Joe Trotter, Sr., grandparents; Tom and Carolyn Myles, great uncle; Joe Trotter, Jr., and brother; Jeffery Butts.

Willis leaves to cherish his memories his loving mother; Lynda House, his father; Willis Polk, III, nine uncles and aunts; Gladys Reese, Nathaniel Reese, Angel Reese, Martin Polk, Matthew Townsend, Patricia Polk, Angela Polk, Mathries Polk, Bobbie Dorn, thirteen great uncles and aunts; Marjorie Harris, Phyllis Reese, McClinton Trotter, Joyce Mayweather, Charles Ford, Jr., Nathaniel Ford, Nathan Ford, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.