Janice Clark Pollock

November 9, 2021

Janice Clark Pollock, 68, of Charlotte passed away peacefully early Tuesday November 9, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. She fought the disease with great courage and resolve.

Janice was born in Columbus, GA in 1953. She then moved to Bavaria, Germany before returning to Fayetteville, NC where she spent her high school years at Reid Ross High School. Janice then attended the University of North Carolina – Wilmington focusing on a nursing degree. After college she moved to Raleigh, NC where she began her nursing career. She worked for many years as a respiratory therapist at several facilities including Rex Hospital in Raleigh and Mercy Hospital in Charlotte. Janice and her family relocated to Charlotte in 1982 and it was always considered home. She had a deep love and passion for the Queen City and the countless friends she met along the way. While living in Charlotte, she worked as the Director of Sales for the Park Hotel and had the same position with the Dunhill Hotel. Janice also worked as the Events Coordinator for The Palm Steakhouse at Phillips Place. Her career in the hospitality and tourism industry brought her great pride and joy. Janice was an avid tennis player and loved her time with friends on the courts of Myers Park Country Club and Quail Hollow Club.

Janice had a selfless servant’s heart. She was always there for family and friends in need. Nothing made her happier than to be with family. Janice’s deep and unconditional love for her children and grandchildren was remarkable. Janice was also very active with several philanthropic endeavors in the local community. Giving to others was second nature to her.

Janice was preceded in death by her mother Betty Joyce Clark, sister Cynthia Clark Boyd, father-in-law, Warren N. Pollock and mother-in-law, Marion M. Pollock. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years Neill Joseph Pollock, sons Justin Brent Belch of Dallas, TX, Brandon Clark Belch of Chicago, Illinois, and Neill Joseph “Joe” Pollock Jr. (Missy) of Charlotte, her father CSM David Lamar Clark (Retired) of Fayetteville, NC, grandchildren Owen Alexander Walker Belch and Mia Rose Pollock, sister Betsy Clark Attaway (Jim) of Mount Pleasant, SC, sister Patricia Clark Jones of Fayetteville, and several nieces and nephews all of whom she adored.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday November 19, 2021 at Sharon Presbyterian Church 5201 Sharon Rd Charlotte, NC 28210

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Levine Cancer Institute, 1021 Morehead Medical Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204 or Hospice & Palliative Care – Charlotte Region, PO Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28247.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Jeannie Burkhardt

    Janice was such a beautiful person inside and out. I’ll always cherish the wonderful times we shared from cheerleading in high school, to planning class-reunions. We’ve golfed, danced, and taught manners and etiquette classes to youngsters. We’ve laughed and cried. I know how much she loved and adored her husband Neill and their boys and all the rest of her family. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Love you. Will miss your smile. See you in eternity.

  • Doug Dees

    Janice was a dear sweet upper classmate that treated everybody equally. She was sweet and very witty keeping those around her constantly laughing which made her very popular with all levels of classmates be them seniors, juniors or sophomores. I will rennet her always and I will be prayer for her husband and children ??

  • Leigh Ann Mason

    Janice Clark Pollock was like a sister to me from the time we met at Reid Ross High School, and served as cheerleaders together.
    Our last in-person visit and dinner was with her darling husband Neil in Raleigh, NC. We drove around Chapel Hill for me to see Carolina and all of my favorite places! We had so much fun.
    I shall remember the selfless, sweet-natured beautiful friend and her family all of my days.
    She will be missed! Much ❤️ Leigh Ann xxoo

  • Darlene

    Lord be with her and family. Please give them
    Strength and comfort during this hard time. May she rest in peace. ♥️??

  • Jane Edwards Whitney

    Neill and family... I am so saddened to hear of Janice's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    I have so many fond memories from our high school days at Reid Ross... and more recently my visit with her in Charlotte prior to a HS reunion.
    She will be missed by so many dear friends and family.

  • Theresa Roth

    Janice was a most precious forever friend. I will miss her the rest of my days. ❤️

  • Tim and Lisa Hose

    Our heartfelt condolences to you, Neill, and the remainder of your family on the death of Janice, which we just learned of in today's Sunday Observer. We were not aware Janice had been ill, I suppose because we have not been in Charlotte as much in recent times. We know Janice was plagued with serious back pain yet fought through all of that and provided loving and supportive care to your parents over many years. Her nursing background, of which we were also not aware, no doubt served very well during those periods.
    Unfortunately we will be unable to attend the services on Friday due to a long-standing business obligation I have in Greensboro that day. We are sorry to miss it, but our thoughts will be there with you and yours. Tim and Lisa Hose