Vivian (Nana) Elanie Lewis Porter, 85 answered the call of her Lord and Savior, Friday Jan. 30, 2009 with her family by her side. She was born July 11, 1923 to the late Edmund and Cora Bell Lewis in Pulaski, Va. Vivian accepted Christ at an early age, and was a life long member of New Century United Methodist Church which later became Randolph United Methodist Church and a fellowship member of Showers of Blessing C.O.G.I.C. in Dublin, Va. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, Wesleyan Service Guild, the Mary Buford Womenâ€™s Club, Virginia State Federated Colored Womenâ€™s Club and a member of the RAUM Senior Choir.
Vivian attended Calfee Training School in Pulaski and later attended Christiansburg Institute. Vivian was employed with the Head Start Program as a cook for many years. She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter Janet Johnson, one son Michael Porter both of Pulaski; one sister Ethel B. Dillard of Reidsville, N.C.; daughter-in- law, Constance Porter of Dublin, Va.; granddaughter, Kesha (Lamont) Taylor of Riner, Va.; five grandsons Keith (Carol) Johnson of Christiansburg, Va., Ralph Porter Jr. of Dublin, Va., Michael (Shelia) Porter of Baltimore, Maryland, David Porter of Northern Va., Brian Porter of Columbus, Ohio and Logan Dean of Pulaski, Va.; a special niece and caregiver Mazie Holmes and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at 12:00 noon at Randolph Avenue United Methodist Church, Pulaski, Va. with Rev. Leroy Henry, officiating.
The Family will receive friends Tuesday evening Feb. 3, 2009 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Randolph Avenue United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Pinehurst Cemetery, Pulaski, Va.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pennâ€™s Funeral Home.
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