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Joli A. (Pollard) Brandt

Joli was born on February 9, 1957 to Willie and Pat (Redmond) Pollard.  She was a lifelong resident of Lee’s Summit and worked at the family business, Summit Lanes, from a young age.  She was the face of the bowling alley to all, as she managed it for the past 15 years.  Joli had two passions in her life, first and foremost was her family, and bowling was her second love.  She was mom, or Jo-Jo, to many and was never too busy to cuddle a grandchild, either hers or someone else’s.  She loved her home and her garden and to watch her hummingbirds feed. 

Joli loved to travel when she could find the time or spend hours puttering around the house.  She also loved to fish or just relax in the boat, and to enjoy music and family game night.  Taco nights were a legend in the Brandt household and you never knew who might show up for some great food and fun.  She had an open door for her kids, her extended family and anyone in need. 

It took a lot to get Joli riled, but when she got there it was a sight to behold…from a safe distance.

Joli is preceded in death by her father, Willie Pollard.  She is survived by a loving husband, Monte Davis; two wonderful children, Jamie Houle and Sean Brandt (Heather); two grandchildren, Brianna and Jason; a loving mother, Pat Pollard; a loving brother, Patrick Pollard (Debbie); nephews Aaron Pollard (Mehri) and Jason Pollard (Jesse); and numerous other extended family and friends. 

Joli went to be with her dad on September 5, 2018.  Her sunny disposition and ready smile will be missed by all.

Visitation will be at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, MO on Monday, September 10, from 5 to 8 pm. Joli’s family requests you wear casual clothing to the visitation.  A private burial will be held separately.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Willie Pollard Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to Summit Lanes with “Willie Pollard Scholarship Fund” in the memo field.  If there are any questions regarding the scholarship fund, please feel free to contact Summit Lanes at (816) 524-3322.

20 Messages

  • Danita Crosby Posted September 7, 2018 7:27 pm

    My heart breaks for Jolie’s family. She was an awesome wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone who knew her.

  • Ron and Beth Sackuvich Posted September 7, 2018 8:04 pm

    Sorry for the loss.

  • Mark Curnutt Posted September 7, 2018 8:23 pm

    Pat and family: I am so sorry to hear of Joli’s passing. She will be missed by all that knew her.

  • Janet downs Posted September 7, 2018 8:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Always wanted to be the bowler and person Joli was

  • Artina Posted September 7, 2018 9:20 pm

    I know the pain you feel now is hard to bear, but may the happier times of so many years, help calm the grief and pain that you feel. And when all things are said and done the God of mercy will be the one who will release our love ones from sickness and death. Isaiah 25:8. So please except my condolences and sympathy for your loss.

  • Diana Strate Posted September 7, 2018 9:28 pm

    I know you are all hurting. Lean on each other and know she was a wonderful lady that will truly be missed. Bless you allow

  • Richard Goodin Posted September 7, 2018 9:55 pm

    Throughs and prayers to the family, Joli will be missed by many in the bowling community, it had been many years but feels like a good friend has gone to a better place, RIP

  • John Madden Posted September 7, 2018 10:19 pm

    I know my daughter and myself will miss her smile and always friendly greetings. Always remember the small town friendly omniosence of her presence.

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