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Patience Porter

May 24, 1931 — March 3, 2016

The Obituary of Patience Rebecca Mann Porter Patience Rebecca Mann Porter, 84 of Suffolk, Virginia was born on May 24, 1931. She departed this life on March 3, 2016 at Autumn Care Nursing Home in Suffolk, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy Floyd Mann and Frank Mann and was raised by her grandmother, Patience Davis Ensley. The late Mrs. Porter graduated from East Suffolk High School in the class of 1948. She furthered her studies and later graduated from the Pruden Tech Center as a certified home health aide. She loved caring for people and she continued to do so until she retired. Patience Mann Porter was joined in holy matrimony to Ozie Earl Porter, Sr. on December 18, 1948. To this union, four children, Dorothea, Nancy, Janet and Ozie Jr. were born. She was baptized at an early age and joined Little Bethel Baptist Church in Chuckatuck, Virginia. She later joined Christian Home Baptist Church to be with her husband and served as a deaconess there. In 1976 she joined Faith Temple Apostolic Holiness Church in Suffolk under the leadership of Bishop Obadiah Colander. At Faith Temple, she was trained as an evangelist, served on the missionary board and was a church mother. In later years, she was associated with True Word Temple of Faith (Apostolic) Ministries under the leadership of Dr. Linwood Gilchrist. Patience enjoyed a long and happy life. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her family and taught us to love each other no matter what. Her greatest love was her love for God who she was always giving praise and honor. She prayed constantly and consistently that she would never forget Him. Even in her sickness she trusted God to bring her through. Our Mother' was ready to go home. Her whole talk during the last few weeks of her life was about going home to be with Jesus. Her favorite song was "I will trust in the Lord until I die"! Patience Rebecca Mann Porter was preceded in death by her husband, Ozie Earl Porter, Sr., her oldest daughter Dorothea Porter Harrison, granddaughter Jackie Porter, Linwood Chapman her sister. She is survived by two daughters Nancy Oliver (John) of Suffolk, Virginia and Janet Wilson (James) of Gloucester, Virginia and one son Ozie Earl Porter (Vivian) of Suffolk, Virginia, an adopted son, Timothy Scott of Churchland, Virginia and grandchildren Brian Porter (Patricia), Shannon Mason of Newport News, Virginia, Dionna Porter, Najee Williams of Suffolk, Virginia, Keovan Oliver of Maryland, and Brande Porter of California. She is also survived by six great grandchildren, Tiffany, Tiera and Tamara Wilson of Gloucester, Virginia, Camille Porter of Chesapeake, Virginia and Lila and Layla Porter of California. She is also survived by a host of nieces, cousins and friends. She also lives to cherish her memory one sister-in-law, Annie Hicks of Suffolk, Virginia and two brothers-in-law, S Eugene Porter (Cherry) of Suffolk, Virginia and Willie Ray Porter (Hattie) of Douglasville, Georgia. She leaves her family a legacy of faith and love. Patience Rebecca Mann Porter will always remain in our hearts. We can still hear her say "Don't cry for me. I'm where I want to be, absent from pain and suffering, home with my Jesus"!

Burial Date March 9, 2016

A Celebration of Life service will be held 12pm Wednesday March 09, 2016 at Christian Home Baptist Church Windsor, VA. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be held in the Christian Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

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