Rosa Elizabeth Porter (Rose) was born August 15, 1935 to Johnnie A. Hill and Leola Walston and raised by Johnnie and Hannah Hill in the West Norfolk area of VA.
Rosa attended Norfolk County High School and graduated in 1954. Later, she moved to Bronx, NY and married James C. Porter. She had two sons and one daughter. The family moved to Portsmouth, VA where she worked for several years in food service at Manor High School. She became a dietitian for Sentara Nursing facility and later moved on to work at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and retired.
Rose started her Christian walk at West Norfolk Baptist Church and moved her membership to Grove Baptist Church. While at Grove Baptist, she was a member of the Missionary Minister, a volunteer and worked with the Senior Fun Friday Committee.
She was predeceased by her husband, James C. Porter; father, Johnnie A. Hill; mother, Leola Walston, Step-Mother Hannah Hill; her brother, John Hill and sister, Queenie Reed.
She leaves to cherish her memories, Eric C. Porter (Selina), Matrovis Porter (Michelle), James C. Porter, Jr. (Rhonda (deceased)), Robert Porter D. Porter, Karen J. Darden, Clinton Mack (Vanessa), sister in law, Eula Porter and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and special fried, Edith Brothers, Missouri Sheperd and Dorothy Bullock.