Pauline “Polly” Dyson English, 89, went peacefully to be with her Lord on October 28, 2022. She was born on September 4, 1933 in Colly, North Carolina, Bladen County, to the late Benjamin E. Dyson and Bessie Mears Dyson.
Polly grew up in White Lake, North Carolina. She was married to James Monroe English for 64 years before his death in 2020. She was a devoted “Navy wife” until James’ retirement in 1974. She was also a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a faithful Christian, serving as a volunteer in churches where she and James lived over the years. Her most fond "duty" was serving as the "cookie lady" during Vacation Bible School. Her last church membership was at Dutch Fork Baptist Church in Ballentine, SC, where she was involved in the women’s SS class. She loved to laugh and make jokes with the family, especially the grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all.
Polly is survived by daughter, Valerie English Rumbough (Johnny); son-in-law, David Blue McKeithan; grandchildren, Jason Andrew Rumbough (Kelly), Jamie Rumbough Kelly, Brantley McKeithan (Megan); and 5 great-grandchildren; Micah, Luka, Noelle, and Judah Rumbough; and Liam Kelly; and a great number of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, James; daughter, Jackie S. McKeithan; and son Mark Allen English.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 12th at 10 AM, at the Dutch Fork Baptist Church in Irmo, SC, with a visitation immediately following for friends and family. A private family inurnment will be held afterwards at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. English's name to Dutch Fork Baptist Church, 3517 Dreher Shoals Road, Irmo, SC, 29063.