Bertha E. Porter

Published 9:10 am Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Holly Springs Methodist Church in  Bassfield, for Miss Bertha Eloise Porter, 69, who died Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Miss Bertha Porter was born to the late Ed Porter Sr. and Evelyn Rogers Porter. She attended Carver High School until 1970, upon integration, she graduated from Bassfield High School in 1971. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Holly Springs Methodist Church where she served as Usher until her health failed. She worked at various sewing industries and later shared her love for children working for Life Early Child Development Center for over ten years. After retiring in 2013, she devoted her time to helping raise and care for her nieces and nephews.

Miss Porter was preceded in death by her daughter, Lateche Porter; two sisters, Amanda Porter Boothe and Cora Ann Porter Wilson and two brothers, L. W. Patton and Edward Porter.

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She is survived by five devoted children that she embraced as her own: Charles (Yenesha) Boothe, Jacqueline Boothe, Felicia Wilson, Kashina (TeDera) Graves and Youlanda (Charles) Hicks and many other relatives and friends.