Kim Polland was born on June 12, 1976, to the union of Henry J. Burks and Gladys Coleman-Burks in Ozark Alabama. After graduating from East high school in Rochester, NY, Kim pursued her dreams in becoming a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Bachelors degree as a registered nurse and was on track to finishing her masters with a year left. While still in High school Kim worked at Wendy's restaurant where she met her husband (soulmate) Richard Polland of Rochester, NY. Together they raised four beautiful children which they cherish and loved dearly: Jessica, Javon’te, Da’shawn and Essence.
Kim Loved spending time with family and was a true believer in helping others. Kim has given her life to Christ at a young age and a firm believer in the power of our Lord. She was a true Evangelist so much that she would go on missionary trips to Guatemala, Haiti, El Salvador, South America, and across the United states in helping spreading the gospel while providing medical aid to those in need. While stricken with a medical condition called Fibromyalgia Kim was at times slowed down but not stopped by this ailment. She quickly adjusted her life and begin to blog about her trials & tribulations with Fibromyalgia and how it was not going to stop her but make her stronger. The passion for writing grew even stronger that Kim wrote her first novel Called “I Never Thought it Could Have Happened: Book One: The Sisterhood.” With the new passion and love of being an author Kim begin to broaden her horizons and begin to write screenplays which help opened doors to her acting career. Kim would play various roles in upcoming movies and receiving credits as well as obtaining great connections in the film industry.
Although Kim wore multiple hats of profession nothing topped her love for spending time with our Heavenly Father and with family. She would take time off work during the summers months to have her grandchildren come down and stay with her and husband to help in providing loving and unforgettable times. This year Kim had the privilege in also getting to have one of her nieces come down to stay the summer as well.
Some of Kim’s hobbies and passions were skydiving, traveling, fishing, cooking, swimming, feeding the homeless and of course spreading the gospel. Kim favorite verse from the Bible is Philippians 4:13 which reads “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” This verse was something that was imprinted on her soul and her daily life.
On August 9, 2021 Kim Polland departed this life in Spring Hill, FL. She leaves behind to cherish memories and celebrate her life by her long life soulmate Husband Richard Polland of Spring Hill, FL; four children, Jessica Polland of Rochester, NY; Javon’te King of Rochester, NY; Da’shawn Polland of Spring Hill, FL; Essence Polland of Spring Hill, FL. five grandchildren Zaniya Rivera; Jaxson King Jahbari King; Q’shan Jones; Mya King; father Henry J. Burks of Geneva, AL; mother Gladys Coleman-Burks of Rochester, NY; two sisters, Jatinna Laferriere of Norwood, NY; Katisha Smith of Clio, AL; two brothers Gary B. Burks of Lakeland, FL; Kentrell M. Burks of Rochester, NY; A host of Cousins nieces and nephews.
The Family of Kim Polland gratefully acknowledges the many acts of Kindness extended to them during their hours of sorrow.