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Bonita Polk

Bonita Polk, 64, of Commerce passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 in Commerce.

Bonita Nell Polk was born on November 4, 1954 in Commerce, Texas to the parentage of Hugh Russell Fagan and Theresa Polk, but adopted and raised by A. R. Polk with the help of her maternal grandmother Ira (Arrie) Sampson (Commerce). All of her parents and grandparents preceded her in death; maternal grandparents Ira and Leonard Ray Sampson Sr.; Kenneth and Williemae Fagan (Gilmer, Texas); Aunts, Ruby Lenora Allen (Commerce), Sharon Ann Daniels (Lubbock), Mary Odessa Henry (Commerce), Emzi Ann Fagan (Dallas), Maglean Fagan (Dallas), Mattie Pearl Fagan Pannell (Lawrence) of Commerce; Elizabeth Ann Fagan Terry (Dallas); Uncles Leonard “June” Sampson (Commerce), Lester Sampson (Commerce), and special cousin Audry Leon Kinchlow.

Bonita graduated from Commerce High School in Commerce, Texas in 1973.

Bonita was very independent and strong-willed. She worked at various jobs in the Commerce area. Bonita always thought outside of the box and lived her life to the fullest.

Bonita accepted Christ at a young age. She was a member of the Bethel Temple Church of God and Christ in Commerce, Texas and later joined Griffith Chapel Methodist Church in Commerce, Texas.

Bonita is survived by her aunts Gretchen McNealy (Wylie, Texas), Ira Jean Sampson (Dallas, Texas), Dorothy Hamilton (Denton, Texas); her uncles Charles Ray Sampson (Portland, Oregon) and James Austin Fagan (Dallas, Texas). Her sister Evelyn Simmons Finch (Lewis) of Allen, Texas; nephew Timothy Lemisy Sr. (Manami K); great-nephews Timothy Lemisy Jr., Trey Lemisy (Japan); and a host of cousins.

Viewing will take place on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 29, 2018 in the chapel of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.


Friday, December 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 29, 2018
1:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Service

Saturday, December 29, 2018
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Rosemound Cemetery
501 Pritchard Road
Commerce, Texas 75428

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You were my Dove. I love you Lil Sister. Gone but never forgotten.

Evelyn M Simmons Finch Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

My sweet sister. We are both stubborn. We both of have the same mischievous smile like our Dad. When someone heard your laugh, it was contagious. We might not have been raised together but we never let it stop us from seeing each other and recognizing our mutual heritage. Love you forever.

Evelyn M Simmons Finch Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

A great Friend and Class mate, had so much fun growing up together. Until we see each other again, you are in GOD'S Loving care. Billy !

Billy Henry Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

I'm gonna miss the laughter and the sassy attitude of my oldest cousin! She was definitely a rare jewel and I'm so grateful to God that he lent His angel to us for the time she was here. I will always love you Bonita!

Jennifer (Susta) Sampson McCary Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

My prayers go oit this family. I became friends with Bonita in Commerce. We lived on the same street and had some good times and bad times. She is at peace now. Rest easy my friend till we meet in Glory.

Carolyn Carrington Turner Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bonita. May the cherished memories you have help sustain you during this time. May we always have hope in Gods promise to eliminate death in the future recorded at Rev. 21:3, 4. Prayers are said for the peace of your family.

Naomi & Randall Dec 25 2018 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you & your family.

Rhonda Jones Dec 24 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sad to hear of this. She was a good person.

Linda Baron Dec 23 2018 12:00 AM