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.