Carrie Mae Walker Polk
Mrs. Carrie Mae Walker Polk, 71, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at River Ridge in the Orleans Parish of Louisiana. Local services for Mrs. Polk were held on June 1, at Green Grove MB Church with Rev. Dr. James E. Turner of Kenner Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Green Grove Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Polk was the daughter of the late Otha Walker and the late Josie Brinson Walker of rural Jefferson Davis County. At an early age, she joined the Mt. Carmel MB Church, and remained a member until she relocated to New Orleans and united with the Little Zion MB Church, prior to joining the Kenner Calvary Baptist Church There she served as president of the Usher Board.
Mrs. Polk graduated from J.E. Johnson High School in 1960. In 1952, Mrs. Polk married the late Allen Ray Polk of Jefferson Davis County and moved with her family to Kenner, Louisiana, where she became one of the first female truck drivers for Jefferson Parish, retiring in 2002.
Mrs. Polk was a renowned Saints fan, and enjoyed many games in her autographed Drew Brees jersey, as well as hunting and gardening. In addition to being a working wife, Mrs. Polk found time to be an outstanding mother to her three children.
Mrs. Polk’s survivors include one son, Allen Ray (Kisha) Polk of Kenner, LA; two daughters, Marie Polk Hutchinson of Saint Rose, LA, and Olivia (Mark) Leonard of Buffalo, NY; three brothers, Lonnie Walker of Carson, CA, Joe D. Walker of Kenner, LA, and Johnnie Lee Walker of Prentiss; three sisters, Karene Fairley of Saint Rose, LA, Julia (Billy) Williams of New Orleans, LA, and Ozella Fairley of Prentiss; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and a number of other relatives and friends.