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Rodney Porter

September 17, 1957 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 59)

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With Him Forever


The waking Earth in springtime

Reminds us it is true

That nothing really ever dies

That will not rise anew…

So trust God’s all-wise wisdom

And doubt the Father, never

For in his heavenly Kingdom

We will live with Him forever


~Helen Steiner Rice



Rodney Porter, 59, our beloved baby brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend departed this life on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the home of our eldest brother in Mary Esther, Florida.


Rodney was born September 17, 1957 in Richmond Virginia to Joe and Eloise Porter.  He was the youngest of seven children:  Rachell (son), Joe, Larry Albert and Denice.   He attended Henrico County Public Schools and graduated from Hermitage High School in 1976.  He also studied culinary later on in his life.


Rodney was raised in a home where Christianity was instilled around the breakfast table, where the scriptures were read with discussion and understanding was emphasized.  He attended Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church, where under the leadership of f Pastor Jones, the elders and seasoned member, Christian belief and value were exemplified.


After his high school graduation Rodney remained in Richmond and worked alongside his father in the family business.  After his parents moved to Emporia, Virginia, Rodney remained in Richmond and worked various jobs.


Rodney will be remembered by his brother Retired SMSgt. Joe H. Porter, Air force, of Mary Esther, Florida, a sister, Denice (Leroy) Lewis of Goldsboro, NC .  Four nieces, Gwendolyn Evans; Kim Upchurch,; Lisa Wilkes; Dashelle Porter.  Four nephews;  Evertte Upchurch (D), Albert Porter Jr., Joseph Porter, Quinton Lewis, Michael Lewis and a host of Great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.


Please remember the family in your prayers as they have entrusted their Services of Love and Compassion for Mr. Porter to Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC. 

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