Dr. Cecelia J. “Cegie” Pollock Korsen of Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Los Angeles and Atlanta, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Tidewell of Venice on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Dr. Cecelia Pollock Korsen

Dr. Cecelia Pollock Korsen

Cegie was born May 22, 1925, in Asheville, N.C., to Benjamin and Helen Pollock. She spent her childhood in Asheville, then moved to Atlanta as a teenager. She was a graduate of the University of Missouri and lived in Atlanta for over 20 years. She moved to Los Angeles and began a decorating business called Cushions Originale.

She then went back to school for her doctorate at a time when most people are beginning retirement. She started her second career as a family therapist and substance abuse counselor. She impacted the lives of so many. She kept a busy pace with clients and social activities right until her final illness. For the last 30 years she had resided in Nokomis, where she had many loving friends. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Becker; her son, William Becker, and her daughter-in-law, Sherri LeBolt Becker; her grandchildren, Robyn Becker and Ryan Becker; a sister, Sylvia Becker; nieces Sue Becker Sandalon and Katie Becker McLoughlin and their children; and her loving cousins, Betty Golden and Heidi August.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Loren Lapidus officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.