Vernita E. Pollard

Published 12:28 pm Thursday, May 13, 2010

PORT GIBSON — Vernita E. Pollard died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 49.

Mrs. Pollard was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was a special education teacher for Claiborne County Public Schools for more than 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, S.T. and Marie Parish Thornton; three brothers, Carl Thornton, S.T. Thornton Jr. and Percy Thornton; and a sister, Delores Thornton.

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Survivors include her husband, Stanley Pollard of Port Gibson; three daughters, Markilla Berry, Verneshay Pollard and Markeisha Pollard, all of Port Gibson; three sons, Roderick Davis of Crystal Springs, Fredrick Davis of Forest and Kendrick Davis of Columbia; one sister, Earnestine Moore of Port Gibson; four brothers, Cornealious Thornton and Willie E. Smith, both of Port Gibson, David Lee Thornton of Collins and Louis Thornton of Milwaukee; and aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Kimya Berry and Glenda Wilson-Warner, both of Port Gibson, and Julia Hunter of Utica.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Marcol Ellis Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home and at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.