Mildred Louise Blanton Pollard Bayes

January 06, 2023

Mildred Louise Blanton Pollard Bayes passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023, in Lubbock, TX. Please change her address From Lubbock Texas to My Father’s House in Heaven. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at Cole Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at the funeral home.

Mildred was born in Crawford, Texas, on December 2, 1928, to Hassie and Jim Blanton. She graduated from Crawford High School in 1946 and married Jimmy Pollard on June 15, 1946, and were married for 43 wonderful years until Jimmy passed away in 1990. Mildred married Orville Bayes in 1991. Mildred became a Christian at age 12 at Old Tabernacle Church in Crawford, Texas. She attended Lubbock Bible Church for many years and recently Highland Baptist Church. Mildred loved the Lord with all her heart until the day she went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ. Mildred worked at Litton Industries in Lubbock for 19 years.

She is survived by Karla Rothering and daughter, Jessica Rothering and grandsons, Joey Winn and Christopher Lea; Kendal and Cheri Pollard, and children, Corey Pollard and wife, Melanie, and children Liam, Aliana, and Keegan; Keith Pollard and wife, Hayle, children Tatum and Austyn; Cody Pollard and wife, Sheena, and children Miles and Adylyn; sister, Verna Arp of McGregor, Texas; and Dixie Wallace of Gatesville, Texas; and brother Royce Blanton of China Spring, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Hassie Blanton; Jimmy Pollard; daughter, Kerry Lassiter; grandaughter, Jody Winn, Ruth Blanton, Opal Christian, Wilma McQuistan, Ray Blanton, and Earl Blanton

Services are under the directions of Cole Funeral Home in McGregor, Texas.