OBITUARY

Ramona Pollock

August 16, 1936September 20, 2020
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POLLOCK, RAMONA LAUGHLIN, 84, Tampa, Florida was called to her Heavenly home on September 20, 2020. Ramona was born in Atlanta, GA on August 16, 1936 and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana. She met the love of her life Alexander (Sandy) M. Pollock, Jr. and they married September 2, 1959. They eventually settled in Tampa, Florida in December 1961 and made a wonderful life together for over 60 years.

Ramona is predeceased by her husband Alexander (Sandy) M. Pollock, Jr., her parents, Dwight L. and Martha S. Laughlin and several brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles. She is survived by her children Alexis Pollock Taylor and Richard A. Pollock, her granddaughter Shelby Taylor Melville (Chris) and her great granddaughter Emersyn Munro Melville, her sisters Kathleen L. Martin (David) and Lurlene Bailey, as well as her friend and caregiver Luwaine Proctor.

Ramona was a founding member of the Tampa Federation Garden Clubs and was instrumental in the development of the Tampa Garden Club located on Bayshore Blvd. She worked for Coopers and Lybrand before forming her own successful skincare and wellness company GiGi Enterprises.

Her biggest joys in life was her love of Jesus Christ, her family, friends, and cooking. Nothing made her happier than to cook up a big feast for family and friends of the best food you will ever eat. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she always made it extra special for family, friends and neighbors with a Christmas party served up with a creole feast fit for a King. Ramona was a tireless soul with the heart of a warrior and the strength of Samson. She was willing to give help or assistance to someone in need. Ramona will be remembered for her Southern charm, hospitality, positive attitude and generosity.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., October 2, 2020 at Blount and Curry Funeral Home, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa, FL 33635. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jake English of Creekside Church officiating. Pallbearers will be Richard Pollock, Chris Melville, Greg Ritter, Keith Hegwood, and Mason Bonner.

Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Florida 33513. Arrangements are by Blount and Curry Funeral Home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donation to The Alzheimer’s Association in her memory. You can donate online at https://act.alz.org/site/Donation or mail your donation to 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 2, 2020

Memories

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Lori Stuart-Mamone

October 1, 2020

Dear,
Lexi, Richard and Shelby,
My heart goes out to all of you at the loss of your mother and grandmother, and the recent passing of your father and grandfather.
Moni and Sandi were both so very kind and special to my family. I was blessed to have known them for so many years, I treasured their friendship and memories. I remember cutting and coloring their hair in their new home. Her hair always looked just so and perfect.
I will remember your fathers wit and humor and your mothers smile and laugh. Her giggle was infectious. A beautiful couple that always made you feel special and loved. They were so very precious.
May all the cherished memories carry you through and bring comfort to your hearts. Until, we all meet again in Heaven, with our Lord Jesus, whom they both loved and believed in.
With Sympathy and Love,
Lori Stuart Mamone and Family

Luwaine Proctor

October 1, 2020

Richard and Lexie, thank you so much for sharing you precious mom and dad with me.
The last year loving and caring for my sweet Monie has brought so much joy to my life. I miss her beautiful smile, quick wit, warmth and companionship. She will forever be in my heart and I look forward to spending eternity with her in our heavenly home someday. We’re going to make up for lost time! (Just remember when she tells you she’s going to “Bonnie’s” house, you’ll know where she is) Love y’all!
Luwaine (a/k/a Bonnie💕 )

Kevin Kelley

September 28, 2020

Richard,

I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was always a sweetheart to me growing up. My condolences to you and your family.

Kevin W. Kelley
Leto High School
Class of 1980

BAMBI CLARK

September 25, 2020

Ramona was such a wonderful person. Her and Sandy were friends with my mom and dad when my dad was stationed at McDill in the late 60's. Such wonderful friends. We have not seen them for many years but we have such great memories. RIP sweet lady.

Margaret Haitmanek

September 25, 2020

I was lucky enough to be able to get to know Monie through Luwaine, she had the quickest wit, so funny and a beautiful smile and presence. She’d say the cutest funniest things. I am sorry for your loss, she will be really missed.

Bob Buesing

September 25, 2020

Richard- Sorry to hear of your loss. She sounds like a neat lady and I will think of her when I pass the Garden Club.

Bob

John Vento

September 25, 2020

Richard,
My condolences to you and your family. I lost my mother when she was 84 - it's a tough loss. I'm confident that you have wonderful memories that will last for the rest of your life - and that is a comfort.

Bonnie Stuart

September 24, 2020

We were so blessed to live next door to Monie and Sandy for 20 years. We have so many wonderful memories of parties, Christmases, kids growing up & graduation parties, birthday parties, cookouts, and a long loving friendship. We celebrated the good times and helped each other through the hard times. With Sandy's dry sense of humor and Monie's quick wit there was always lots of fun and laughter. We will never forget Monie's imitation of John Wayne in a game of Charades. We all never laughed so hard. Oh, those were the days.

In their later years they were so blessed to have Luwaine Proctor as their angel here on earth to care for them. Luwaine has a heart of gold and Monie just loved her so much. Also, Lexie and Richard were very devoted in helping with their care.

They will certainly be missed and I will always cherish the memories we had together. ♥️

Susan Rubin

September 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss Shelby. We met Ramona and Sandy when we bought our first house as a newly married couple in Westchase. Their home was the prettiest in the development. Shelby, I fondly remember “booing” their home for you! I left a Halloween basket for them to pass onto you. ( I fell running away from “booing” their house. Normally that wouldn’t be a big deal, but found out later that I was pregnant when that happened. All was fine, but it stuck in my head) Ramona made the best “Gumbo!” She shared her recipe and it remains one of my husbands favorites to this day. Her warmth, love of entertaining and smile will always be remembered. I remember the beautiful mantles she decorated at Christmas time. We cherish the fact that we got to share a small part of ours and their lives. She was such a special person. So sorry for your loss. May your memories be a comfort to you at this time.

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