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Heather Elizabeth (Patterson) Polk
July 5, 1978 ~ September 7, 2022 (age 44) 44 Years Old
On Wednesday, September 7th, Heather Elizabeth Polk died in an automobile accident. She was forty-four years old. Born to Joyce and Terrell Patterson July 5th, 1978. Heather met her husband Jeff Polk in the summer of 1993. They were married August 15, 1998. On their one year anniversary Jeff surrendered to the ministry and began to pursue his pastorate. Heather never signed up to become a pastor’s wife, but took the title in stride and made her mark on various churches from Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri. Her radiant smile and infectious laugh always made her an instant favorite. She was well known for her generosity and love. In March of 2001, her first of three girls was born. In May of 2001 she graduated nursing school with a BSN. From this point on she would balance the role of mother and nurse. Most of her nursing career was spent in labor and delivery, In 2013 she took a job in Surgery where she eventually was promoted to supervisor. In 2017 she began working on her masters degree. In 2019, she graduated as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She planned to work in labor and delivery, however she found her home in a small urgent care clinic in Dexter at Walmart working for Southeast Health. She made an instant impact on coworkers and patients alike. Her only critique was spending too long in patient’s rooms, because she genuinely cared and made connections with each one of them.
Heather loved her family, her patients, her coworkers, the beach, cruise ships, mission trips, Coke, and naps.
Heather was preceded in death by her mother Joyce, her father Terrell, and her brother Terry . She is survived of the home by her husband Jeff; daughters Taylor, Hunter, Riley; and son Trustin, sister Hannah and husband Clint Tanner and her niece Lilli and nephews Welton. Oliver and Emmett.
A visitation will be held on Friday, September 9th from 5-8 P.M. There will be a second visitation Saturday from 9-11 A.M. with a funeral to follow at 11 A.M.