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Ellen Maronica Porter


Sunrise: October 11, 1962

Sunset: August 2, 2022

Ellen Maronica “Pache” Porter went home to the Lord on August 2, 2022. She was born in the Hattonsville section of Portsmouth to Evelyn Boone Porter and James H. Porter, Sr. on October 11, 1962. She was the youngest of 12 siblings. Her mother passed away in 1964 when she was only 18 months old, and so her upbringing was mostly shaped by her older sisters. This positioned her to not only be the “fun aunt” but the bonus big sister to a host of treasured nieces and nephews.

Ellen began her education in Portsmouth Public Schools and later attended Norfolk Public Schools after the family relocated to Norfolk. She was employed as a supervisor in the housekeeping department of Navy Gateway Inns & Suites until her health declined.

“Pache” was predeceased by her parents, a sister, Gloria Jean Porter, and four brothers, James, Jr., Ronald, Leo, and William Porter. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Joy and Kellie Porter, five sisters, Nora Lee Brown and her husband Vernon of North Plainfield, NJ, Earlean “Tonie” White, and her husband Nelson of Norfolk, Jacqueline McCoy of Norfolk, Blanche Coker and her husband Arlo of Philadelphia, PA, and Estelle Newkirk and her husband John of Plainfield, NJ., and a brother Dwayne Porter and his wife Sandra of Jacksonville, NC. Also devoted life partner of more than 20 years Byron Woods, and a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing Friday, August 12, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:00am Enoch Baptist Church 5641 Herbert Moore Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Cheryl worrell says

    My condolences to the family Ellen my Dear friend you will be missed more then anyone know. I’m going to miss our talks and prayer times. We lost touch with each other after I lost my son. But ten years later you found me again and we said we would never lose each other again and we didn’t . Rest until we meet again. Sending my Love

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    Kellie Porter says

    Mommy I love you and I will carry on every memory of you. I will miss our talks on the porch, hearing your voice call me your girl and to get that lip stain kiss on my cheek.

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    Joy Porter says

    Hey my girl I love you soooooo soooooo much mommy please continue to hold us tight

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    Kenya says

    Sending my condolences and love. I’m going to miss you always telling me you so smart I love you girl. My mommy misses you also. You are a true friend and we will forever love you. Thank you for everything in life til we meet again Auntie. 😘

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    Rita says

    My condolences for your lost God has truly received another angel, she will truly be missed. Your neighbor @ 6208, I will keep your family in prayer. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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    Tanya and Lamont Coker says

    Goodbyes are not forever
    Goodbyes are not the end
    They simply mean I miss you, until we met again!! Condolences and prayers to the family in this time of need. Love Always

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