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Willis H. Porter

March 5, 1937 — June 15, 2022

Remembering Harvey Willis Harvey Porter was called from labor to rest on Wednesday June 15, at his residence in Smithfield, VA. The Lord saw that Harvey's footsteps were getting slow; he dispatched an angel to bear him home. Willis Harvey Porter was born Ito James and Hettie Porter in Isle of Wight County. He received his education in the Isle of Wight County Schools System. He accepted Christ at an early age at Holly Grove AME Church. He later married Annie Parker on November 25, 1965. To their union was born a son, Stephen Porter. He adopted Thomasene Parker, Annie's daughter as his own. Harvey, as everyone called him, was a chef in the kitchen. He said he learned how to cook from his grandmother, Harriett Newby. His cooking skills not only extended Ito the kitchen but to the grill too—he could barbeque! Harvey was a happy and joyful man who loved the Lord. He would let everyone know that "He was with the Christ. One of his favorite sayings was that "He was built like the Big Trucks!" He leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Juanita Fleetwood, one sister in law Elsie Porter; tree children, Thomasine Wrenn (Richard), Stehen Porter and Larry Parker, Sr. (Michelle); three grandchildren, Imari Wrenn, Richard Marcel Wrenn and Jyelisa Parker and a grandson Larry Parker, Jr. who preceded him in death; two greatgrandchildren, Kyair Ray and LaShawn Parker and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Graveside Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Holly Grove AME Cemetery, Windsor, VA. Viewing will take place from 3-6 PM June 20, 2022 at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Please keep the Porter family in your prayers.
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