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Ramon Pollard

June 10, 1962 ~ February 12, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Obituary

   Ramon Pollard, age 60, of Kirksville, MO passed away at 7:15 am Monday, February 13, 2023, at his home.  

   Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 1701 Jamison St, Kirksville, MO 63501. 
   Bro. Larry Gibson will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery in Kirksville.

   Visitation celebrating Ramon's life will be held at 10:00 am until time of the service Saturday at the Fellowship Baptist Church. 

   The family is being served by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel of Hannibal.

   Ramon was born on June 10, 1962, in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Herman and Ann (Hill) Pollard.

   Survivors include his mother, four brothers, Jerome Canamore of Saint Louis, MO, J.C. Hill, Maurice Bennett Pollard and
   Ted Washington; two sisters, Dinah Pollard and  Teressa Washington; foster brother, William Atkins; two uncles, Eli Bennett and
   Andre B. Journey and one aunt; Dorothy Bennett.

   He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Pollard. 

Ramon Pollard came to Kirksville on March 4,1992 from a Rehab Center in Hannibal, MO.  Ramon was a valued member in his community. He worked for many years pushing carts at Walmart, had his own paper route for many years, worked at JC Penney and also worked at Chariton Valley. To say he had a high work ethic would be an understatement. Ramon was known for being the first person to arrive at any job he was ever employed at. In Ramon's words, "If I'm not at work an hour early then I'm late." His job coaches noted that Ramon was also quick to learn routines of whatever job he was doing. Once he had the routine, Ramon was able to independently do all duties of his job. He was a hard worker, out working many of his fellow employees. While at Walmart, his supervisors would say they could not believe how fast and efficient he worked. At Walmart, he was a cart pusher. While many cart pushers used a machine to get the carts out of the parking lot, Ramon would go out and get them on his own. His supervisor once told CVA staff that he could clean up over half a parking lot of carts before the workers using the machines came in with two loads. He also took pride in doing his paper routes. While many people could handle one or maybe even two, Ramon easily handled three routes. Out of the many years he did those routes, not once did any of the people on the routes complain about how he did his work. Many people would call the Kirksville Daily Express and say how wonderful it was to have their papers on time and right where they wanted.

Ramon took pride in the way he dressed as well. He used to put on his Sunday best just to go out on walks in the neighborhood for exercise. It was never an unusual sight to see Ramon walking or riding his bike with a pair of slacks, Stacey Adams shoes on, a nice buttoned up shirt and a Fedora on his head. I asked him one day why he did this and he told me that, "you never get a second chance to make a first impression and he wanted his first impression to be good." Just as well as he dressed Ramon also enjoyed keeping his house just as immaculate. He loved to decorate his home and took great pleasure in people feeling comfortable when they would come into his home. He was always respectful in his speech to people, always saying, "thank you ma'am or sir," even if he knew you his whole life. He enjoyed his independence and being part of his community. Ramon was involved in his local church, he was also part of a Men's group through another agency that he took part in for many years. Ramon enjoyed going to the Macon Maples Reparatory Theatre on his own. He said he loved seeing live plays and meeting new people but mostly enjoyed the pie.

Ramon had a smile that would light up a whole room and a laugh that was contagious. Even though he could blend into a crowd because he didn't purposely search out people to talk with, if you did talk with him he would give you his undivided attention. He made sure that you felt like you were heard. Ramon would say of his staff and the people in his life that supported him, that without them, life would be too hard. As we at CVA, pause and reflect on the man that was Ramon Pollard, we too can say life will be hard without him. He was loved by all he came in contact with and will truly be missed. Thank you Ramon for all the "quiet lessons" you taught us and thank without them life would be too hard. As we at CVA pause and reflect on the man that was Ramon Pollard, we too can say life will be hard without him. He was loved by all he came in contact with and will truly be missed. Thank you Ramon for all the "quiet lessons" you taught us and thank you above all for just being you.

   Ramon was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kirksville, MO.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church in Kirksville, MO, in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

   Online condolences may be made to the family on Ramon's memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 25, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fellowship Baptist Church
1701 Jamison Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Fellowship Baptist Church
1701 Jamison Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

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