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Janae Pollard

Apr 23rd, 2002 - Jan 27th, 2021

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

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Bill and Robin Atwood

January 28th

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.

Robert Rodgers

January 28th

Sorry here prayers are with you

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

January 28th

So so sorry for your loss.

Charlie and Patty Peters

January 28th

We are so very sorry. You're all in our prayers.

Dwight & Betty Edgington

January 28th

Sending prayers for all, God gained a heavenly angel. 💗

Steve and Cindy Valbert

January 29th

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.

The Hagen family

January 29th

So sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. May God be with you all at this difficult time.

Craig and Rebecca Larch

January 28th

Words just can't express. So sorry for your loss.

Robin & Sharla Todd

January 28th

We are very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Jeff & Crystal Allen

January 28th

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.

Valerie wood

January 28th

May this young angel go to heaven and watch over everyone she has cross path with . My. Condolence and prayers for the families.

Lori Goodman

January 28th

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.

Kevin & Gena Martin

January 28th

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.

Lindsey Miller

January 28th

So very sorry, prayers of peace and comfort knowing that Janae is in Heaven with her Heavenly Father.

The Odle Family

January 29th

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.

Bill and Brenda Britton

January 29th

Love, hugs, and prayers for all.

Brenda Dan Bradham

January 28th

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

Bill and Brenda Britton

January 29th

Love, hugs, and prayers for all.

Mike and Sharon Gray

January 29th

So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and yours and bring you comfort.

Linda Spicer

January 29th

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.

MyLinn & Amiyah

January 29th

Kevin, Kim, and Olivia Haun

January 29th

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. 💜

Linda Monge

January 29th

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.

Sharon David

January 29th

No words can express the sadness everyone is feeling. Prayers to the family

Todd Fender and family

January 29th

Love you and praying for you!!!

Jennifer Smith

January 29th

So very sorry for your loss, what a beautiful girl, praying for peace and comfort

Brenda and Brian Streif

January 29th

What a beautiful spirit. She touched so many lives. Prayers for all.

Danny and Lori Quinn

January 29th

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!

Rita Cosner

January 29th

So Sorry for your loss

Alan & Denise Kincart

January 29th

Donnie & Joni Our hearts are breaking for you... sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Tim & Jana Tolliver

January 29th

Prayers for peace and comfort

Ron and Barbara Prather

January 29th

So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Derek, Missy, Ellie, Clara

January 29th

So sorry to hear this. Sending our love and prayers.

Karen Lewis

January 29th

So very sorry for your loss. Janae was very beautiful.

Jeff and Wendy Kohn

January 29th

Donnie and Joni, Where there are know words, please know we love you and will be lifting your family in our prayers.

From Bekkah Klanke

January 29th

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

Benjamin

January 29th

Sorry for your loss.

Steve & Misty(Wiegel) Wheeler

January 29th

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.

Angela Hance

January 29th

Joni, words cannot express how my heart aches for you and your family. I can only imagine the pain you are feeling. 💔

Meryl Woods Jr

January 29th

So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Kaylee Norton

January 29th

Janae was such a sweet soul, I’ll miss seeing her in flora every once in awhile.

Larry and Donna Milner

January 29th

so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Brad and Tina Briscoe

January 29th

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Donna Breer

January 29th

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.

Jodi Haines Schneider

January 29th

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.

Janae Pollard

January 29th

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.

Judy Griffith

January 29th

Donnie and Joni, so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Zach, Mandy and Riley Butcher

January 29th

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!!

Brad and Vickie Kessler

January 29th

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

Julie Kucera

February 2nd

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.

Ashton & Julie Byrd

January 29th

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. She will be greatly missed

Alene McPeak

February 3rd

My love and Prayers are with the whole family.

Tammy Martin

January 29th

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.

Anthony, Jena, Mallory, Ali, Garrett Boose

January 30th

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!!!!

Richard and Karen Stanfield

January 30th

Praying that God will comfort your heart uplift your spirit and carry you through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.

Cindy Boose

January 30th

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 🙏❤

Jamie Kemmerer

January 30th

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.

David and Debra Modlin

January 30th

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.

Amanda Kincaid and Family

January 30th

We are all shocked and saddened at the loss of Janae. Please know you are all in our prayers.

Diana and Noel J Vaughan

January 30th

Our hearts are broken for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My prayers will be with you 🙏🙏

Chris & Gina Rinehart and family

January 30th

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.

January 30th

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts n prayers for all family n friends. 🙏🙏

Heather Backstrom

January 31st

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.

Doug & Kim Smith

January 31st

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.

Christopher Linder

January 31st

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

Mike and Cindy Tatman

January 31st

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.

Sherri Snider

February 1st

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.

Vince Guerrettaz

February 1st

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.

John, Erica, Clayton, Emma, and Carder Walden

February 1st

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Janae was truly such a blessing to everyone in our community.

Trina Perry Judith Perry

February 1st

So young and beautiful.... Our condolences. So sorry for your loss.

 

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