Nelson Polite

Nelson Daniel Polite Jr.

Friday, June 30th, 1967 - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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The Life of Nelson Daniel Polite, Jr.

Nelson Daniel Polite Jr. was born June 30, 1967, in Bridgeport, Connecticut to the union of the late Nelson Polite Sr., and Ada Christine Polite. He would become the fifth out of seven children. His mother states “he came into this world attached to my hips. Nelson grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut where he was introduced to his Pentecostal faith in the early seventies. He and his family attended Turner’s Faith Temple. Nelson received his education through Bridgeport Public Schools.

Nelson pursued and achieved his dream of becoming a solider in the United States Army when he entered the US ARMY on October 2, 1985. During his tenure as a solider he received an Army Service Ribbon, Army Lapel Button, M16 Sharpshooter Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct, and an Army Achievement Medal (20LC). He completed his mission doing what he set out to accomplish on April 26, 1993. Nelson journey into corporate America in 1998 and landed a job in Insight Trading, Inc., where he managed staff that influenced the Trading accounts. Nelson also studied over a long weekend and passed the examine, where he obtained his Security Broker Licensed. Most recently Nelson worked at GlobalGig a Communication and Technology Company, in his role he was the Sales Director of Enterprise and Channel Southeast US.

He loved to dress up, a very stylish dresser, indeed. Everything had to be coordinated. He grew up matching every colored shoestring to his tee shirts during his school aged years. He loved to play basketball, and this is when you learned just how competitive he was on and off the court, this became one of his hobbies. He loved music all types of music. His favorite Gospel singer became Marvin Sapp, as he often played, Marvin’s hit song “Never Would Have Made It”. He spoke of this song giving him strength as he was met with challenges in life. This song made him remember his faith in God. He never hid the fact that while he loved both his Parents, his Mother was his everything, what he knew she did too. In his union with Darlene Tesla, he had two children and a Granddaughter, Nevaeh who he affectionally called (big baby) were his world. His Daughter Nina was his little Princess nothing he would not make happen for her. His son was his cool dude. He loved his Nieces and Nephews to pieces too many to name. He always checked in on his siblings. His friends and family meant the world to Nelson. What we will miss about our beloved Nelson is that laugh, that unforgettable laugh and smile not to mention him talking 50 miles per minute. His great cooking skills in the kitchen that could rival his Sister’s Hannah and Meredith. We will all miss him cheering us on, in our future endeavor’s he was a gift that kept on giving.

Nelson is preceded in death by his Father, Nelson Polite, Sr., Sister, Donna Lynn Siler and Brother Jaime Polite.
He leaves, to cherish his memory, his Children Nina Polite and Nelson Polite III, Granddaughter Nevaeh, Mother Ada Christine Polite; three Sisters, Pamela Wilson (Russell), Meredith (Deedee) Polite Simpson (Willie), Hannah Polite Jones (Michael); two brothers, Marvin Polite, and Nathan Polite all of Connecticut. He also leaves behind a Goddaughter Sharnice Polite, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends whom all love him dearly.

The family of Mr. Nelson D. Polite Jr. wishes to express our deepest appreciation to our many family and friends. For perhaps you sent a card or flowers, gave us a word of cheer, called to wish us well, whatever your part, thank you for helping to make the INEVITABLE MORE ACCEPTABLE.
The Polite Family
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    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Phase Two Ministry's
    1005 W. Busch Blvd, Suite 109
    TAMPA, FL 33612
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    Saturday July 25 @ 11:00am Eastern standard time Services will also be live streamed on Facebook. Location is to the left of the building


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Lisa Andres

Posted at 11:09am
Some many great heart is still heavy - Gone too soon Nelson. Nina and Nelson III what a legacy of memories you have with you father - you have my sincere condolences. Mama Polite ❤️❤️ To pieces . To the siblings - Pam, Meredith, Hanna, Marvin, and Nathan - so sorry for your loss - I carry you all in my ❤️. So many great memories 💕.

Mary White-Noot

Posted at 12:38am
To the Polite Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss; wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Nelson touched so many lives for the good; I’m grateful I had the chance to know him as a cherished friend. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of Nelson and in the knowledge that others are missing Nelson, too.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Nelson was the only person who could get me out of the house and enjoy good times with friends.
I share our memories with Nelson….

Mary White-Noot

Posted at 09:56pm
Submitted on behalf of Chanteau Lancaster Dejesus

Nelly...Nelly...Nelly... Where do I start with 49 years of memories. I can't believe I am going to start at all with memories of our past and none to be built for the future. Nelson lived a half block away from me growing up. One of my fondest childhood memories is walking to school to kindergarten. Every morning my mom or grandmother would walk me to the Burns sister's home, a few houses away from Nelson's home or sometimes straight to the Polites’ house. Mrs. Polite would line us up with her beautiful morning smile. Nelson and his brother Marvin would have to hold us younger girls hands up the hill to the crossing guard and over the hill to school. That's when Nelly's protective skills began. He always treated me as a little sister and always called me by my family nick name "Tae Tae"...We learned together, played together, shared meals together, disciplined together, had prayer together, we grew up together. As teenagers, I was sheltered from certain activities teens in our time were doing. If I fibbed a little to my parents to sneak off with my girlfriends to a party or to hang out in the park, usually Nelly was a part of the social circle. he had rules for us to follow or he said he would tell but I knew he wouldn't. He kept his eye out and made sure no harm would come to us and he always saw me home safely as he would return to the party. We had many friends and different social circles but we were sure confidants to each other. We could call upon each other for anything. In 2015 I had surgery that left me on crutches for 10 weeks. Nelly called me every day, I in Connecticut and he in Texas. One day he called during my recovery and said, " is anyone home to open the door?" I said, "WHAT?" He said, "just open the door punk" (we all know that's terms of love) Nelly took a flight home to Connecticut, pulled up in my driveway with Marvin's pickup truck with a bed full of groceries. Of course, he cooked, he prepared his famous breaded meatloaf and a lava cake for dessert. With Nelly's sweet tooth, we ate that lava cake first. That was the type of friend he was. Nelly was busy at work and with family often times but in his travels he always made it his business to hook up with friends no matter the city or state. He certainly was a constant in my life. There were 2 sides to Nelly...the Flashy & the Humble. He was impressive, smart, athletic, fashionable, noticeable, sometimes over the top, made himself heard, spoke a mile a minute, dialectical, did well at every job he obtained , had a laugh of intensity...that was his Flashy ~ Although successful, Nelly acknowledged his mistakes and limitations. He kept his accomplishments and abilities in perspective. Appreciated the value of all things, including other people. He expressed gratitude, was spiritual & prayerful. He had a quietness believe it or not. He had great strength but a gentle heart. When he was with the weak he would act with gentleness to reassure their safety. When he was with the young, he didn't make them fear his strength. ..That was his Humble. I am so grateful to have known both sides. Nelly had trouble sleeping for years. He would call me at 2:am /3:am on any given day because he was pacing the floor and couldn't sleep. he'd want to talk about a project at work for the next day, family, relationships, religion, sports, food, or just what was going on in the world. I gave him that time because he always had time for me. We spoke or text each other at least 3 times a week.
I last spoke to him July 3rd. Nelly's tired body laid down on Tuesday night July 7th, he finally found his rest he needed. When I received the news on Wednesday July 8th, I was in utter disbelief. I called both of Nelly's phones, no answer.............................I'm still waiting for my phone to ring. ^j^ rest easy my friend ~love you!

Chanteau Lancaster Dejesus


Sheree Baldwin-Muhammad

Posted at 05:42pm
I'm going to miss you cuz! So many memories...#BonnieAndClyde #LetsRoll #RideUntil theWheelsFallOff

Dialene Acevedo

Posted at 04:48pm
I will miss our talks, your smiles, your story telling. I will miss everything about you. My heart aches knowing your no longer here. Love you always 💔

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