Johnnie L. Porter at the age of 90 passed away January 20, 2020. She was born on July 17, 1929 to Weston Sr. and Mazer Qualls in Jonesboro, Louisiana. Johnnie was a faithful member of Mt. Enon Baptist Church. She retired from Good Samaritan Hospital with more than 20 years of service and Community Blood Center Tissue Services. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lent G. Porter; daughter, Wanda L.; son, Ricky L.; three grandsons: Lavar Makupson, Terrance Green and Orlando Love, Sr.; two brothers: James and Weston Qualls, Jr.
Johnnie leaves to cherish her memory her devoted children: Effie (Coleman) Cummings, Trenda (Larry) Makupson, Bonita Reed, Minister Tammy McGhee, Timothy Porter; stepdaughters: Lorna Barnes, El Dorado, AR and Deloise Baker, North Little Rock, AR; 10 grandchildren: Selina Love, Alicia Love, Shalonda (Terrance) Tilford, Tamyra Reed, Fredrick Jr. (Sherita) Reed, George II (Shanti) McGhee, Tatum (CJ) Fike, Jennifer McGhee, Dionne Porter, Tyra Porter; 16 great-grandchildren: Imani Hicks, Amari Dixon, Tanique Porter, Gamereon Campbell, Royce Williams, Caron Love, Jersey Worthy, Braylon Reed, Sheraiah Reed, Matilyn Fike, Sonia McGhee, Thomas McGhee, Nia Tilford, T.J. Tilford, Tori Green and Orlando Love II; two great-great grandchildren: Orlando Love III and EriNai Robinson; sister: Jerlie Malone, Los Angeles, CA; special sisters-in-law Alphafretta Qualls and Ora Qualls, Jonesboro, LA; special nieces: Regina Curry and Shirley Clark, Junction City, AR; nephew Roderick Graham along with a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special friends: Ophelia Thomas, Nellie Stewart and Val Williams. A special thank you to Dr. George P. McGhee I for all that he did for her throughout the years.
Johnnie Lee Porter loved Jesus and was a faithful member of her church where she was a faithful member of the Annabelle Howard Circle. She loved her grandchildren and would do anything for them. "Big Momma," who she was affectionately called by her grandchildren would bake and make anything that they requested from her. She loved to make cookies for her Pastor and his staff. She loved The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Her grandchildren knew that from 12 noon until 4 P.M. they were not allowed to watch television because it was time for her “stories.”
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