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Flemming, Polita

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March 18, 1953 - November 17, 2020

Flemming, Polita

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  It will be recorded as well for later viewing.

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Gregory Denton

November 24, 2020 9:56AM

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.

Richard Mason

November 24, 2020 9:01AM

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.

Sheila K. Locke

November 23, 2020 8:20PM

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.

Elizabeth Millichamp

November 23, 2020 4:39PM

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.

Lori Mill

November 23, 2020 10:24AM

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.

Maria Maldonado

November 23, 2020 9:34AM

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

Millie & Dennis Arnold

November 22, 2020 5:51PM

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

S Hawkins

November 22, 2020 5:15PM

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

Yasmin Flemming

November 22, 2020 2:32PM

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