Vera Corine Porter

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 10, 2009

Vera Corine Porter died Thursday, April, 9, 2009, at River Region Medical Center. She was 85.

Mrs. Porter worked alongside her husband, the Rev. Paul D. Porter, as he pastored several United Methodist churches in Mississippi until his death in 1977.  She continued serving as an active member of Richland United Methodist Church in Richland until moving to Vicksburg in 2000.  She attended Bible study weekly at her residence at Heritage House in Vicksburg and shared her faith in God with others daily.  She attended First Baptist Church in Vicksburg with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Odell Burnside; her husband, the Rev. Paul D. Porter; her brother, Carlous Burnside; and her sister, Marydene Sharplin.

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Survivors include her son, Tommy Porter of Pelahatchie; two daughters, Paula Dunn of Flora and Lynn Stuckey of Vicksburg; two brothers the Rev. Cecil Burnside of Florence and Thomas Burnside of Jackson; two sisters Vivian Gilbert of Lena and Maedell Smith of Florence; six grandchildren, Steven Porter of Jackson, Danielle and Diane Dunn of Flora, and Joshua, Jeremy and Hannah Stuckey of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be this evening from 5 until 7  Services will be at 10 a.m.  Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home.  Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Ludlow Cemetery in Ludlow. Dr. Matt Buckles of First Baptist Church will officiate.