Nancy Polk Woolford

Nancy Polk Woolford

Suffolk, VA
12.04.1932 - 01.30.2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nancy Polk Woolford died on January 30, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was the daughter of the late Lucy and Austin Woolford.

Miss Woolford’s education began at the Chuckatuck School. She graduated from St. Agnes in Alexandria and later from the University of South Florida. Her regular employment began as a hairdresser and ended with a career as a Social Worker for the State of Florida. She lived in New Mexico, Virginia, Colorado and Florida, but home was always Chuckatuck/Sandy Bottom.

“Polkey” would like to be remembered as one who had a wonderful pilgrimage, enjoyed most every stop along the way and is most grateful to family and friends who journeyed with her. She’ll be among the throng waiting at Heaven’s Gate to greet all her loved ones, especially Brenda Raine, Arthur and Eloise Raine, Jack and Lina Byrd, Austin and Mary Hart Darden, Catherine R. Hager, Marion Clark W. Ingersoll.

The funeral service will be held Monday February 4, 2019 1 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 213 N Main St, Suffolk VA 23434 with Rev. Keith Emerson officiating, interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday February 3, 2019 from 3 to 4:30 PM at R.W Baker & Co. Funeral Home, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk.

Memorial Donations can be sent to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or to the American Cancer Association. The family is being assisted by R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be offered at

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
213 N Main St
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Our hearts are saddened with the loss of Polkey. She was such a remarkable woman. Always a learning experience being in her presence, she was so full of knowledge on many topics. Much love to the WWD family and friends!

Lynn, Bob, Jessica and Jacque Grigsby

Bob and Lynn Grigsby

The staff of the American Cancer Association® at is sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in her name and our sincere condolences go out to her family.

American Cancer Association

I met Polk when I began attending St. Catherine's here in Jacksonville so I only had the pleasure of knowing her a couple of years. She was a unique individual. I immediately identified her as a fellow Virginian after hearing her speak and that was our little bond. I adored her spunk. She was a special person and will be missed by many. Prayers for peace and comfort to friends and family.

Sharon E. Jones

From my family to yours you have our deepest sympathy. It's only natural to want to see our loved ones again. It is my hope that you can find comfort in knowing what the Bible says about us by means of the resurrection that we will be able to see them once again. Acts 24:15.


The death of Nancy is the most devastating experience your family will face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time. Most importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.

Williams Family

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