Born Cora Lee Williams in Baltimore, MD on July 14, 1930 to Noco Cleveland Williams and his wife Myrtle Viola Williams (nee Johnson) Mrs. Porter was a resident of Glen Burnie for the past 59 Years.
A 1952 graduate of Coppin State University with a B.S. in Education, she would later receive her Master’s Degree in Media from Towson State University. She enjoyed a 31 year career in the Baltimore City Public School System, first as a teacher, then for the last 18 in the Dept. of Media and Technology. She was known in the schools for her talents as a storyteller.
Mrs. Porter was an active Member of John Wesley United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday School. An avid gardener, she also enjoyed reading, the arts and dancing. But the center of her life revolved around her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband William H. Porter, Jr. who died in 2004.
Mrs. Porter is survived by her children Dr. Myrna Fay Wilson of Annapolis, Dr. Neil C. Porter of Towson and William H. Porter III of Petersburg, VA as well as her loving grandchildren Corinne, Alexander, Jean Nicole, Burton and William H. Porter, IV, Justin & William Wilson, IV as well as a half brother James Watkins of Atlanta, GA.
Family Time Friday, 10-11am, Funeral Service 11am John Wesley United Methodist Church 6922 Ritchie Highway Glen Burnie, Md 21061 Interment 1pm Cedar Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, send contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Rt. 3, North Building A, Gambrills, Maryland 21054.
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