Dorothy Mae Polk entered eternal rest on September 4, 2021. She was born on December 16, 1939, in Bedford County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Pannell; and her father, Duvall Kyle. Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Michael Brown, James Polk, Jr. (Towana), and Harold (Yulita); one daughter, Carolyn, and devoted granddaughter, Keisha Polk, all of Lynchburg. She also leaves one brother, Rodney Payne of Richmond, VA; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two devoted friends, Darnell Paige and Annie Casey. Dorothy Polk was a devoted member of Fifth Street Baptist Church and attended faithfully until her health failed. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Fifth Street Baptist Church. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.