Evelyn Mary Lyssy Pollok passed away on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, at the age of 96. Evelyn was born Aug. 15, 1925, to Adela and Vincent Lyssy Sr.
In 1959, Evelyn, her husband, Daniel, and their three children made their home in St. Hedwig, Texas, where she resided until 2016. Following a stroke suffered in 2016, she lived out the rest of her life as a resident of Regent Care Center-Oakwell Farms in San Antonio.
Widowed at a young age, Evelyn assumed many new roles, including ranching, maintaining full-time employment at Colonial Bakery, and most importantly, taking on the responsibility of being both mother and father to her three children. She will be remembered by her family and friends as being a loving, caring woman, who was always willing to help others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel S. Pollok; her daughter, Sharon Pollok Gauntner; her parents; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Linda Pollok Jones (William); her son, Leroy James Pollok (Loyana); her son-in-law, Robert B. Gauntner; her four grandchildren, Tiffany Accomazzo (Scott), W. A. Jones, Lindsay Carter (Morgan), and Ashleigh Zelenak (Jeff); her four great-grandchildren, Colton Accomazzo, Ty Carter, Lane Carter, and Bryce Carter; her sisters, Wilma Kotara and Mary Rose Pawlik; and her brother, Vincent Lyssy Jr.
The family would like to extend special recognition and abundant thanks to their adopted family at Regent Care Center-Oakwell Farms, especially to Carolyn Green, Darleen Carter, Ray Alacron, and Idalmis Zayas, for their tireless and compassionate care of their mother in her final years.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 5-7 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.
A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in St. Hedwig.
Internment followed in the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Cemetery in St. Hedwig.