Jefferson Poledore Jr., of Franklin, Louisiana, was called home to heaven of natural causes on September 6th, 2021 at 12:15 pm. He gained his wish of being able to transition peacefully at home with his wife Alice of 32 years.
Jefferson Poledore Jr. was the firstborn son of Jefferson Poledore Sr. and Beatrice Poledore, born on March 18th, 1941, in rural Franklin, Louisiana.
At a tender age, he sought out a life away from his hometown and ventured to the city that never sleeps, New York City, where he worked in the garment district during his earlier years.
After years of trials and tribulations, he discovered there was something more to life. With that, he began to explore a variety of careers that would allow him to live out his life purpose, which was to be a transformational leader that served both his community and family. Some of those experiences included working as a school custodian and parking garage manager to name a few. He was charismatic and inspired others to follow him. He also had the ability to motivate others by encouraging them to set forth on their desired paths.
Due to his strong leadership, personable character, and spirited work ethic, he was able to earn the title of Superintendent in the field of residential management, at Highbridge House. During his years in this role, he became a giant who served the Highbridge community and as a result, was affectionately known as POPs to all who encountered him. Jefferson was a caring person that did for everybody! He was good-hearted and although he may have seemed rough and things were complex at times, he got over it.
Throughout those years, he also met his life partner and best friend, Alice Robinson Poledore in 1981. They resided for over 30 years in the Highbridge community in the Bronx, New York. After their retirement, Jefferson and Alice relocated to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but not without leaving a legacy of being a mentor, coach, teacher, counselor, friend, and neighborhood father for generations to come.
Jefferson leaves behind countless cherished memories with his loving and devoted wife Alice, brother Alvin Poledore Sr., sister Ann Poledore Tate, sister in law Susan Whyte, brother in law Darrell Williams; daughters Rolanda Woodhouse, Daphney Poledore, and Monique Holmes; sons Jeffrey Poledore (Yvonne), Shawn Robinson (Madelin), Lamar Robinson (Jessica), Andrell Robinson (Felicia) and Samuel Holmes. Jefferson’s legacy continues with a generation of grandchildren, Lashaunda Robinson (Ernest), Ladawn Holmes, Laquan Poledore, Davon Poledore, Ebony Alvarado (Luis), Darnell Poledore (Lynnette), Tyiesha Arroyo, Matthew Arroyo, Rasheen Arroyo, Cezanne Bies, Tyler Robinson, Alexia Robinson, Aaron Robinson, Chloe Robinson, Shawn Robinson, Bryanna Ousman, Kijana Ousman, Gisselle Pastoriza, Zariah Mugisha and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He now joins in paradise, his mother, affectionately known as “Mommy”, his father, “Poppy”, mother-in-law Joyce Wade, sister Isabella Poledore, sister-in-law May Poledore, brother in law Lawrence Williams, daughter Karolette Hemmitt, son Jerome Holmes and many more family members and friends.
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