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Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in Flora
Visitation: 3 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Oil Belt
Interment: Bunker Cemetery
All attending the visitation or funeral should enter through both the north drive entrance and north building entrance, and social distancing guidelines are recommended.
Janae Diane Pollard, age 18, of Rinard, Illinois, was received in heaven by the loving embrace of Jesus on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Janae was a precious gift from God, born April 23, 2002, in Fairfield, the firstborn daughter of Donnie E. and Joni D. (McPeak) Pollard.
Janae lived her life to the fullest while embracing an awesome relationship with Christ, and was always willing to share her heart and passions with her family and friends. She worshiped at Christ’s Church of Effingham and Red Brush Christian Church, enjoyed reading her bible, and had recently returned from a home-building mission trip to Mexico. She was a graduate of Olney Central College, and had just begun work on her teaching degree at Eastern Illinois University. Through her years of dedicated training in tumbling, trampoline and double mini-trampoline, she became a nationally recognized champion, and went on to encourage many other young athletes to follow their dreams through her coaching at Power & Grace. Janae loved working in the outdoors and gardening, and especially having fun in the water while tubing, swimming, and boating. She avidly participated in 4H by showing cattle, and was recognized for her Grand Champion Steer in 2019 which earned multiple fair awards. Her cheerful and smiling face was familiar to customers and shared with co-worker friends at the Flora Dairy Queen. Janae brought so much love and joy into the lives of others around her, and that smile shines on—forever a gift from heaven.
She is survived by her parents: Donnie and Joni Pollard; her sisters: Cami and Graci Pollard; her fiancé-to-be: Bryce Gullidge; grandparents: Ronald and Carolyn Pollard, and Linda McPeak; aunts and uncles: Norman Pollard, Tricia (Joe) Morgan, Darlene Pollard, Dennis McPeak, and Scot (Deana) McPeak; and cousins: Kyle, Dylan, Grant, Ashlynn, Kenna, and Logan.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather: John McPeak; and great-grandmothers: Lucille Goodson and Thelma Lewis.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in Flora. Interment will follow at Bunker Cemetery, near Rinard. Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Oil Belt. All attending should enter through both the north drive entrance and north building entrance, and social distancing guidelines are recommended. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home. To honor Janae’s wish to help others, remembrance gifts are requested in the form of a memorial donation to Casas por Cristo Mission Trips, and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence, visit: www.frankandbright.com
There is a time to grieve and it is now, the loss of a beautiful soul has left our midst and your home. We all know she had so much potential for earthly honor and success but she achieved in her short life span, so much more than many do. She has impacted this community with kindness and goodness, and giving honor to her Lord Jesus. The scriptures say Angels walk among us, she may be credited as being one! Prayers of comfort.
Sorry here prayers are with you
So so sorry for your loss.
We are so very sorry. You're all in our prayers.
Sending prayers for all, God gained a heavenly angel. 💗
Janae touched so many lives. She was a ray of sunshine to everyone that came in contact with her. We are heartbroken for you. Our most sincere condolences. We will be lifting you all up in our prayers.
So sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. May God be with you all at this difficult time.
Words just can't express. So sorry for your loss.
We are very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Our community is stricken with the tragic news of Janae Pollard’s passing. However, when reading different posts and comments about the impact she had on each of us and positivity she exuded and kindness and love for God and her family, I am encouraged by such a young lady and her influence on all of our lives. She was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and fiancé; kind and caring friend, teacher, and co-worker; a fellow student; and many more titles. She held these titles with grace and a pureness in her love for God. May we all learn to care, love, and live more like Janae and cherish each of our memories of her in our heart. Our prayers and thoughts go out to her family and friends in dealing with our loss and heaven’s gain.
May this young angel go to heaven and watch over everyone she has cross path with . My. Condolence and prayers for the families.
Thank you Joni and Donnie for sharing your family with us. Janae was always an inspiration and I am better for knowing her. Her love of Jesus reflected in how she loved and lived. I will miss her infectious smile! Love, hugs and prayers.
With great sadness in our hearts. We lift your family and friends up in prayer. She was an inspiration to many. She will be missed.
So very sorry, prayers of peace and comfort knowing that Janae is in Heaven with her Heavenly Father.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a beautiful soul I will forever be grateful for her influence in my daughter's life. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be with you. Lord hold Gracie and Cammie in your arms and comfort them as only you can.
Love, hugs, and prayers for all.
So sorry for your loss is heavens gain you all are in our prayers we will always remember Janae and her wonderful outlook and encouraging words on life and her beautiful smile. She was one sweet angel and will definitely be missed
Love, hugs, and prayers for all.
So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and yours and bring you comfort.
We were sad to hear of your tragic earthly loss. The tributes written by those who knew her well are so heartwarming and speak volumes for her exemplary life as a Christian. Prayers for comfort for your family.
Our deepest sympathy and love to all of you. Janae will forever be in our hearts and her beautiful spirit will always be with us. 💜
I know you are continuing to fill every person you meet with joy and gladness. Your sweet and compassionate spirit will be present here while you rejoice in Heaven.
No words can express the sadness everyone is feeling. Prayers to the family
Love you and praying for you!!!
So very sorry for your loss, what a beautiful girl, praying for peace and comfort
What a beautiful spirit. She touched so many lives. Prayers for all.
Our condolences to the Pollard and Gullidge families. Janae was such a joy to be around - always happy and willing to give a helping hand. We saw her go from boots to bling in a matter of minutes at the fair and will always remember her vivacious smile. Dance with the angels, sweet girl!
So Sorry for your loss
Donnie & Joni Our hearts are breaking for you... sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
Prayers for peace and comfort
So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear this. Sending our love and prayers.
So very sorry for your loss. Janae was very beautiful.
Donnie and Joni, Where there are know words, please know we love you and will be lifting your family in our prayers.
Janae was the best sweetest person ever we all loved her and miss her last time we saw her was at Walmart In Flora Illinois Janae was one of a kind she loved Jesus and helped me stay strong during my grandpas death the first time I met Janae she asked how I was doin in the line at Dq I met her there and she was the sweetest I had cash and she paid it I asked if she wanted my money back she said no but pay it in return Janae your missed so much we love you girl Rest In Peace Rip Janae
Sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. She always had a smile on her face when we went to DQ. Sending prayers and hugs to all the family and friends.
Joni, words cannot express how my heart aches for you and your family. I can only imagine the pain you are feeling. 💔
So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Janae was such a sweet soul, I’ll miss seeing her in flora every once in awhile.
so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for all of you.
My condolences to Joni and her family for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayer are with you at this sorrowful time.
I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers of comfort to you all, but what a blessing it must be knowing she is in heaven awaiting you all.
My prayers and love go out to all of the Pollard family and her fiancé. Although I didn’t know her, I’m sure she was as good a person as her family. I am so sorry for Donnie and Joni’s loss.
Donnie and Joni, so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
She was the sweetest girl, always a smile and spoke so kind to us. Prayers to her family and friends and to the Gullidge family. She was an angel!!
Not that we knew Janae personally, but she was in gymnastics with our Granddaughter Surie Enyart. Seen her perform many times, what a beautiful and talented young lady. She will surely will be missed. May she Rest in Peace
Mary and I are deeply sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of getting to know Janae on the Casas por Cristo build at Christmastime. This world is such a better place for her presence in it. Our prayers are with you during the wake of this tragedy.
Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. She will be greatly missed
My love and Prayers are with the whole family.
Being a faithful DQ customer, I was blessed to see her beautiful smile frequently. From what I read on Facebook, at the young age of 18, she left a legacy. So many good things will come from Janae, even though she is not here physically. God has a plan, and that plan is not over. It will continue to bless people and I have believe even souls will be saved. May God give you all strength and comfort.
Continued prayers for the Pollard and Gullidge families!!! What a truly blessing it was to know Janae! Her smiled could be seen and felt a mile away!! Her joy and willingness to help others is something that will never be forgotten!! She could go from muddy boots, to tumble Leo’s, to ballet shoes, to full on formal in a blink of an eye, all with a huge smile on her face!! Janae will be greatly missed, but your spirit lives on! Dance with the angels on the streets of gold, you deserve it!!!!
Praying that God will comfort your heart uplift your spirit and carry you through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.
I will never forget the last time I saw Janae - She smiled at me so beautifully. It was not just a normal smile, but she smiled with her heart and her soul. I felt as if I had truly been touched by an angel. I know that I saw the beauty of God in that one brief moment. I thank God for such a treasure. My deepest condolences to all of her family, friends, and acquaintances. My heart breaks for every one of us who are left to grieve our tremendous loss. Our greatest comfort is knowing that Janae is with her Lord and Savior. I love you all 🙏❤
Janae was such a beautiful person inside and out. I will miss seeing her smile at the Dairy Queen. Praying for her family and friends.
We are praying for healing for your family. Her life short in years will touch many others for many years to come. I know she was such a role model and wonderful friend to my granddaughter, Olivia Haun, who will miss her dearly as many others will also.
We are all shocked and saddened at the loss of Janae. Please know you are all in our prayers.
Our hearts are broken for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My prayers will be with you 🙏🙏
Our hearts break for you. We are continuing to pray for your family. Your daughter was a true light! May God comfort you during this time and in the days ahead.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts n prayers for all family n friends. 🙏🙏
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Janae was a wonderful young woman who touched the lives of so many during her short time here on Earth. We mourn with you during this unbelievably difficult time and hope for nothing but love and understanding to come your way in the coming months.
There are no words that can express our heartfelt sorrow for your family at this time. Praying that God will wrap his arms of comfort around all of you.
So many words could i say about this gal. But I will leave it with these two "beautiful soul" everywhere she went she had a smile and didnt complain. We will nevee forget her and will always be more like her as a remembrance. Much love to her family
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around you all during the difficult times ahead. Keeping you all lifted up in prayer.
I am so sorry for the loss of Janae, beautiful daughter, sister, fiancé, friend, and student. The field of education is diminished by the loss of this determined and delightful future teacher.
So very sorry about the loss of your young daughter. May memories of her and her relationship with Jesus Christ bring comfort to you all during your grieving days ahead.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Janae was truly such a blessing to everyone in our community.
So young and beautiful.... Our condolences. So sorry for your loss.