Flemming, Polita

March 18, 1953 - November 17, 2020

Polita C. Flemming passed away due to illness on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 in Irving, Texas. She was a strong willed, intelligent, independent woman, who came to the United States from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands after she graduated from high school. She earned a scholarship to Central College in Iowa, where she received her Bachelor’s degree; and went on to earn her Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, where she worked as a Social Studies instructor and Research and Teaching Assistant. Ms. Flemming was an employee of the Texas Department of Transportation, where she served as the Transportation Funding Specialist for the Dallas District Office, since 1999. Prior to that, she was a former employee of the City of Dallas, where she served as the City’s Library Assistant Service Evaluation and Grants Coordinator; and later worked with the City’s Equipment Services, Police and Water Services Departments. She had extensive background in planning and coordinating research and in micro-computer programming. Ms. Flemming was very active in her neighborhood community and her church community at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Mesquite, Texas, where she was a member of the choir. Ms. Flemming was preceded in death by her parents Geraldine Flemming and Brager and her sister, Mildred; and is survived by her nephew, Rolando Williams, and brother, Alfred Flemming and his family.

Polita Flemming’s Memorial Service will be streamed via Facebook Live from St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Mesquite, Texas on Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 7 pm.  A link will be provided on their website at StMarksMesquite.church.  It will be recorded as well for later viewing.

23 replies on “Flemming, Polita”

Yasmin Flemming says:

Beloved Aunty Polita, I’m deeply saddened to be writing this, I wish I said these words to you before the Most High reclaimed you. You were, are and always will be loved in my memories, heart and spirit. Thank you for the times we spent together, both here and in Dallas. Although earthly distance kept us apart, family remains together beyond all boundaries. Please give Aunty Mildred a hug and kiss when you meet her again, and tell her I miss her too. I love you Aunty, and will miss you. Your niece, Yasmin (Tina). “We love because He Loved us first” 1 John 4:19

S Hawkins says:

To the family i am sorry for your loss. Praying that precious memories bring you comfort.

Millie & Dennis Arnold says:

Polita was a spirit filled active member & friend of St Marks United Methodist. She made a difference leading worship services & singing in the choir.

Maria Maldonado says:

My condolences to Polita’s family. I had the pleasure to work with Polita for a few years at TxDOT. I loved her commitment and her laughter. Maria

Lori Mill says:

I have met Polita in 2001 when I started to work with TxDOT. I really got to know her more recently when working more directly with her. Polita held a great wealth of knowledge and was always willing to help me. Her unique style and her loyalty set her apart and made her an asset to society. She will be missed, especially her great holiday spiced tea. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Tina Massey says:

Polita was a wonderful person to work with. She was always a joy to talk to and had a positive attitude.

Mansoor Ahsan says:

Polita: May you rest in peace. You will be missed.


Helen Tran says:

My dear Polita,
I am shocked to hear the news. I just want you to know that you are always my good friend. I missed the times I made you laugh with my kids stories and brought you home grown tropical fruits. You are always in my heart.

Elizabeth Millichamp says:

I was lucky enough to work with Polita, while we never met in person, her phone calls always made work interesting. I learned so much from her and will remember her fondly. My sympathies to Polita’s family and friends, she will be missed.

Sheila K. Locke says:

Retired,Dallas TxDOT, Right of Way. My DEAREST Friend and Colleague; She will be missed eminsley but Never forgotten. Loved That Girl. That’s what we use to call each other.None other like Her.

Richard Mason says:

I had the great pleasure of getting to know Polita when I joined the Dallas TxDOT office. Indeed her laughter was loud and warm. Her sense of the absurd in dealing with government regulations was a delight to behold. When I retired she was one my regrets that I would not have my daily input of joy at being with her. My prayers go to her family for their loss and I shall always remember her Sprit and soul. Ciao, my friend.

Gregory Denton says:

I met Polita as a member of the TxDOT holiday choir. Would love to hear her say “the state”. Before my retirement from the Dallas District Laboratory she had a meeting in Austin and drove my assigned vehicle. Loved to see her smile.
Family please know others care ❤ and are 🙏 praying for you all.

Sandral Davis says:

Working with P. Was a 😂 very spiritual sister

Rachel Marshall says:

Deepest sympathy to the family for your loss . Although I never met you I know about you as family through Polita. May she Rest In Peace

Illinois University in 1976 We were member of the international class going through orientation and a few of us just became friends. There was Bridin from Ireland, Polita from St Croix , Jonathan from Nigeria, Foo from the Cameroon, Rachel from Liberia. We became good friends checking on each other and just keeping in touch while at school. Of course after school we went our separate ways but Polita and I kept in touch. We talked periodically and it was like we saw or talked to each other daily. I remember our times on campus and it was like having a sister to relate to. Although she was younger , I learned about the US because she had attended undergraduate school here. Polita was a kind and open person. I will miss out talks and just miss knowing that she is no longer here. May. She Rest In Peace and may light perpetual shine on her.

Mythe Kirven says:

We met almost 40 years ago while working at Dallas City Hall. We both were selected to be in the City’s premier Management Assistant Program. As MAPs we had unique experiences and travels not afforded to all. Polita went on to become the Assistant to the City Manager. Her gregarious personality and administrative skills made her invaluable to City Managers Office. Lifelong friends, we traveled at the drop of a hat and if there was a major event happening in the country we were there. Oh, I’m going to miss my travel buddy. We were at both inaugurations of Barack Obama, the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama. Our most significant adventure was an 11 day cruise throughout a quarter of the world to the Panama Canal. Polita defined “content of character “. She never compromised her principles or values for anyone. That’s the type of friend you want to have in your life. She was true, trustworthy, loyal and honest not only on her deeds but in her sage opinions. She lived well and acquired everything she ever needed or wanted. She will be truly missed when I pick up the phone to call and talk with her about the issues of the day or when its time to go to the Dallas Music Hall to see a musical production or ready to roll out to a favored event somewhere across the country. Im glad we’ve had these years blessed by God. Thank you for being my friend. Mythe

Sir Joe Okeke says:

The passing away of Polita Flemming is a big loss to TxDoT and to the human race as a whole.

We worked together for the same Department for six years. The sad news was very shocking to me. Nevertheless, she is now in the hands of He who knows the best. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Alfred Flemming says:

Polita, you’re life was a blessing and your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. You will be the loudest brightest star in the sky. Will forever remember your infectious laugh.
Love always, your brother Alfred and all his family xxxx

Peggy Thurin says:

I knew Polita through work. She was tough as nails and always did what she thought was best for the citizens of Texas. She was one of a kind and will be missed…

Robin Davis says:

So heartbreaking. I began working with Polita in 2004 in my various roles with the County. 16 years she was always joyful, so helpful. She greeted you with true goodness and happiness. She will be missed for sure. Prayers of comfort for her family and friends.

LaVerne Duncan says:

Our deepest prayers and heartfelt support for the family. Polita was a warm and giving person.

Denise Lunski says:

Oh Polita! You will be missed by so many! Today is your Memorial Service and I wish I could be there–will be there in spirit. I will miss your smile and laugh! Your smile and laughter was very infectious. Prayers for you and your family and friends. Thank you for being my friend too! Lots of love, laughter and smiles. Your friend always–Denise

Maria Salazar says:

I had the opportunity to work with Polita at TxDOT. I admired her dedication and persistence on the job. She will be missed! Prayers for her family during this time.


My thoughts and prayers go out to Polita’s family – I had the pleasure of working with Polita for many years, and am grateful to have gotten to have met her in person some time back. She was always positive, professional and a laugh to put you a ease. Take good care, and lean on your many cherished memories.

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