Polly was born in Buchanan County, Virginia, on January 12, 1922.  She was the daughter of the late George W.
and Missouri Deel, and the oldest of their eleven children.  She married Hosea Compton on March 30, 1944.  To
this union were born seven children, nine grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.  Polly was a loving wife,
mother and grandmother, taking care of everyone was her profession.  She was a wonderful lady who knew how
to survive for 81 years in this world and will live eternally in Heaven.
Polly Jane Deel Compton
My Precious Flower

My Grandma was like a flower
She bloomed with kindness
She shimmered in the sun
She was admired by everyone
She was the lily of my valley
She was the setting sun
She was a grandma to everyone
This lady I call Grandma will be sadly missed
As I look to the Heavens to see
I will see this precious flower
With her shiney wings

Written by Polly’s granddaughter, Michelle Harbin

May I go now?
Don’t you think the time is right?
May I say good-bye to pain-filled days
And endless nights?
I’ve lived my life and done my best,
An example tried to be,
So can I take that step beyond
And set my spirit free?
I didn’t want to go at first
I fought with all my might!

But something seems to draw me now
To a warm an loving light
I want to go!
I really do!
It’s difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
To live just one more day...
To give you time to care for me
And share your love and fears
I know you’re sad and are afraid
Because I see your tears
I’ll not be far, I’ll promise that;
And hope you’ll always know
That my spirit will be close to you
Wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me
You know I loved you too.
That’s why it’s hard to say good-bye
And end this life with you.
So hold me now, just one more time,
And let me hear you say,
Because you care so much for me,
You’ll let me go today