Celebrating the life of Wilson Polk
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Wilson “Guinea” Polk was born in Clarendon, AR on February 02, 1953. Wilson is preceded in death by his Father, the late Herman Polk, and his Mother, the late Geraldine Johnson-Crayton. He was also preceded in death by his eldest brother, the late Farouk Seti Olajuwon (aka Lawrence Yates) and the late Florine Yates-Beavers. He was the second eldest child of six children. Wilson was a graduate of Douglass High School in the Class of 1972. Wilson was affectionately known as “Guinea” by his longtime friends, fun loving, kind and always willing to help a friend. After graduating high school, Wilson began a working career at the Buckeye Cellulose Corp. Wilson was truly a charismatic man. He mastered the journeyman level of carpentry and plumbing. Wilson was a very hardworking, very caring, fun loving and free-spirited man. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever and whenever needed. He never met a stranger. Wilson coached baseball for unprivileged boys for the Montgomery Plaza Housing Development for several years. Wilson always put his family first, always there ready to jump in wherever. He was definitely always the favorite in the neighborhood. Wilson leaves to cherish his precious memories, his ex-wife/devoted partner/friend and caregiver, Janette. He also leaves to cherish his memories his four (4) children; his daughter, Kimberly Polk, of Memphis, TN, his son, Derrick Cain (Dawn) of Searcy, AR, his daughter, Tamisha M. Henderson of Memphis, TN and his son, Sean Polk (Jaurita) of Memphis, TN. Wilson was also preceded by his late grandson, Cameron M. Henderson-Parks. Wilson also leaves to mourn his five (5) grandsons, Devin Lamar Cain of Louisville, KY, Jalen L. Polk, Tyler L. Polk Jordan Polk, Sean Polk II of Memphis, TN. He leaves two (2) granddaughters, Calea J. Henderson and Jaila Duncan both of Memphis, TN. Wilson also leaves two (2) great grandchildren Devin Lamar Cain II and Rylen Polk both of Memphis, TN as well. Wilson also leaves to mourn his passing three (3) sisters, Norma Miller (Chris) of Memphis, TN, Clara D. Johnson of Memphis, TN and Deborah Roberts (Dennis) of Little Rock, AR and one brother, Thomas Morrison of Bakersfield, CA. He is also survived by two (2) aunts, Dorothy Statewright of Little Rock, AR and Bernice Fisher of Memphis, TN and one (1) uncle, Eugene Davis of Memphis, TN. Wilson leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends to share and continue his legacy. Wilson loved people and people loved him. Wherever he went he’d always offer a kind word, a smile and an encouraging word to uplift those around him.
Serenity Funeral Home (901)379-0861.
1626 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134