Bertha Lucille Porter

31 July, 193110 January, 2021

Mrs. Bertha Lucille Porter,

Six Mile, SC – Mrs. Bertha Lucille Porter, age 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2021. Mrs. Porter was born in Pickens, South Carolina and was the daughter of the late Guy Roberts and Esther Baker Roberts and loving wife for 71 years to James E. Porter. Survivors, along with her husband, include her three daughters: Sadaris Duncan (Wayne) of Easley, South Carolina, Phronsia Hunter of Liberty, South Carolina and Libby Burnette (Blake) of Augusta, Georgia and five grandchildren Allison Duncan, Courtney Barksdale, Justin Barksdale, Caleigh Ann Burnette and Noah Burnette and four great grandchildren Dylan Barksdale, Breanna Barksdale, Sophia Burnette and Gabriel Duncan. Also surviving are sisters Bethel Childress of Berea, South Carolina and Guynell Durham of Easley, South Carolina and two brothers Stanley Earl Roberts of Berea, South Carolina and James T. Roberts (Gail) of Pendleton, South Carolina.

Mrs. Porter was predeceased by Bennett Claude Roberts, Glen Roberts, Jessie D. Roberts, Rachel Posey, Rosalee Patterson and an infant brother and an infant sister.

Mrs. Porter was of the Wesleyan faith and loved her family. She would do for her girls whatever she could. She was a strong woman and grew up working on a farm. She was one of twelve children. She loved being outdoors and growing her flowers. She taught herself to play the piano when she was in her early 40’s.

Services will remain private to the family.

The family would like to take this time to thank the staff at Pruitt Healthcare in Six Mile for their love and care of mother.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Porter family.

Online condolences may be sent to


  • Guy Roberts, Father (deceased)
  • Esther Baker Roberts, Mother (deceased)
  • James E. Porter, Spouse
  • Sadaris Duncan (Wayne), Daughter
  • Phronsia Hunter, Daughter
  • Libby Burnette (Blake), Daughter
  • Allison Duncan, Grandchild
  • Courtney Barksdale, Grandchild
  • Justin Barksdale, Grandchild
  • Calieghanne Burnette, Grandchild
  • Noah Burnette, Grandchild
  • Dylan Barksdale, Great Grandchild
  • Breanna Barksdale, Great Grandchild
  • Sophia Burnette, Great Grandchild
  • Gabriel Duncan, Great Grandchild
  • Bethel Childress, Sister
  • Guynell Durham, Sister
  • Stanley Earl Roberts, Brother
  • James T. Roberts (Gail), Brother
  • Burnette Claude Roberts, Brother (deceased)
  • Glen Roberts, Brother (deceased)
  • Jesse D. Roberts, Brother (deceased)
  • Rachel Posey, Sister (deceased)
  • Rosalee Patterson, Sister (deceased)
  • An Infant Brother, Brother (deceased)
  • An Infant Sister, Sister (deceased)


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Betty Mcwhorter Dacus

January 15, 2021

I want to let you know I am thinking of you. It is amazing and a blessing that Lucille lived this long. Sweet family. My husband buddy just passed away. Again I am praying for you. Mom and Dad are sweet kind people. We were married sixty three years. Love to all of you.

Amanda Riggins

January 12, 2021

Dear Family of Lucille,
We are praying for comfort in your time of sadness. Remember that Lucille peacefully passed into eternity with angels around her and she was NOT alone.
I will treasure the times I got to spend with her last year. Thank you Sadaris! She looked so much like my grandmother (Rosalee) that it touched my soul when I would see her. Lucille surprised me one day by singing some hymns with me during a visit. I didn’t even think that was possible for someone in her condition. Now she is singing to her Savior and waiting for all of us to join them!
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3
Tim, Amanda, David and Joseph Riggins

Don Craig

January 11, 2021

In times like these, we need a Savior. In times like these, we have one. I am so thankful the family can and does recognize who holds tomorrow and who holds Lucille's hand. It was a pleasure knowing her over the last 70 plus years. She has now rejoined the spirits of many loved ones who have gone before. The rest of us need to keep our hands on the throttle and our eyes on the rail until that day ... that glorious day. May God's grace be near and dear to each one of the family. If circumstances were different I would be there. Be safe and well.