Rita Celestine Breedy Pole, affectionately known as “Muddy” and “Sister Pole,” was 92 on Sept. 14. She died on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Her loving husband of 59 years, Daniel Arnold Pole, went before her on Monday, Jan. 5, 2004. She was the last surviving sibling of her Breedy family.
She was preceded in death by her grandchildren: Desmond L. Wattley, Jr., Venere Emanuel Hutchinson, Victor Emanuel Hutchinson and Vincent Emanuel Hutchinson (twins).
She is survived by her four children: Hubert Alden Pole, Jeannette L. Pole Wattley, Glenridge Arnold Pole and Ingrid A. Pole Hutchinson; grandchildren: Henville Alden Pole Sr., Dr. Nnamdi Pole, Ngozi Pole, Ifeanyi Pole, Donna Wattley-Phang, Curtis Wattley, Rahmel Wattley, Monifa Elaine Pole, Mwai Osaze Pole, Vietta Ann Hutchinson Charles, Verona Celeste Hutchinson, Deborah Vania Hutchinson and Daniel Vaughn Hutchinson (twins); 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Daphne Barker, Constance Cudjoe and Brenda Bodkin; a host of other relatives too numerous to name; godchildren: Kayla Carty, Mavis Neptune, Samuel Rhymer, Kenval Thomas, Brandon Turnbull and others. She has a host of special friends.
Rita Celestine Pole’s funeral will be held Saturday, Oct. 12. It will take place at the Church of God of Prophecy at C-5 Hoffman — by the Donoe intersection — in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Tributes will be held from – 10 a.m. with the funeral service following at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 2.