Ann Polhill Deans slipped away peacefully in her sleep at our home in Raleigh, NC on October 10, 2014 after a long, dignified and peaceful journey with Alzheimer’s, a Neurocognitive Disorder.
Ann was the daughter, of Rutherford Brown Polhill and Louise Wannamaker Polhill of Wilson, NC and the daughter-in-law of Robert E. Deans, Sr., and Leyta Perry Deans of Wilson, NC.
She is survived by her husband, William P. Deans Sr., of Raleigh, NC and four children. Melissa Ann Deans and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Polhill Deans, husband and three grandsons, William P. Deans, Jr., wife and two grandsons, and Emily Deans Walker, husband and three granddaughters.
Ann was cremated and her ashes buried in the Deans Family plot in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, NC, beside Leyta P Deans and next to a space reserved for William P Deans Sr., who will join her at a later date.
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Having lived with and delighted in Ann’s heart and soul (Proverbs 31:10-28) the family respectfully requests that in lieu of all remembrances of Ann that they be redirected into doing something nice for a friend, a neighbor, a family member, even a stranger, but better still, something nice for yourself. That will honor her memory the most.
Arrangements entrusted to Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home 2704 Nash Street N. Wilson, NC 27896.