Margaret M. Pollock-Tomlinson was born April 26, 1942, to the late Elijah “Buck” Pollock, Sr. and Pearl Goodman Pollock in Folkston.
She was educated in the Bethune School for the Colored. Margaret, known among her family and close friends as “Knutt”, was well known in the community as a fun-loving person who never met a stranger. She could brighten even the cloudiest of days with her infectious personality and smile.
She worked most of her life as a homemaker, raising her children, her grandchildren, “and probably some of your grandchildren”. Margaret was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Ronnie Pollock. Her hobbies included sewing, crafting, reupholstering furniture, decorating and remodeling her home and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Margaret was united in holy matrimony to Fred Tomlinson March 4, 2000, and remained so until death parted them. However, he, like so many of us will forever carry her in our hearts. She was preceded in death by both parents, Elijah “Buck” and Pearl Goodman Pollock, Sr., her sisters, Lillian Redmon and Betty Thompson, and her brothers, Elijah Pollock, Jr., Eugene Frazier, and Clarence Pollock.
Margaret leaves to cherish her fond memory, her husband of 19 years, Fred Tomlinson, of Folkston; four daughters, Benice Pollock, Erica, and Faith Wyman, all of Folkston, and Delicia Myers, of St. Marys; three sons, Clarence (Yolanda) Kennedy, Alan (Beverly) Wyman, both of Folkston, and William Brown, Jr., of Kingsland; a sister, Janie Tate, of Laurenburg, NC; a special nephew, Willie Pollock, Sr., of Berlin, Germany; a special cousin, Emily Johnson, of Jasper, FL; close friends, Juanita James and Scottia Gadson, both of Folkston; her sister in-law, Martha Pollock, of Folkston; her grandchildren, Wesley, Clarence, Jr., Deanna, Sharena, Jayona, Jacoby, Travis, Shenique, Antonio, Kieda, Jade, DreShawn, Amir, Nigel, Pilar, Lauryn, Maiya, Madison, and Ayan; her great-grandchildren, Malaysia, Alanna, Caleigha, Christionna, Tyler, Breyden, and Liam, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that will miss her dearly.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13, at Mt. New Home Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Pollock, Eulogist; Min. Allen Dasher, Presider. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Folkston.
Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Jesup, GA.