OBITUARY

Shirley Porter

December 10, 1941March 18, 2020

Margie Shirley Porter, 78, of Chattanooga went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 18, 2020.

Shirley was born December 10, 1941, in Back Bay, Virginia, to William T. and Parma L. Holloway. She was the ninth of ten siblings, five girls and five boys. She was a faithful missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship for 52 years and she, along with her husband, was co-founder of Tracts, Inc., a worldwide gospel tract ministry in Chattanooga. She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church and the Fellowship Class.

She is predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, Thomas R. Porter, mother and father, and eight siblings, Thomas, Thelma, J.C., Ethelene, Ann, Marvin, Mildred, and Preston.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her two sons, Mark T. Porter and Mike Porter; daughter, Teri (Philip) Kelley; two granddaughters, Christina and April; one great granddaughter, Willow; brother Travis Holloway of Suffolk, Virginia; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held on Monday March 23, 2020 at 10:00 am with Dr. Dale Kidd officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior beginning at 9:00 am. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of Tennessee Oncology, CHI Memorial, and Hospice of Chattanooga.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tracts, Inc., P. O. Box 24782, Chattanooga, TN, 37422, or Edgewood Baptist Church Mission Fund, 3604 Ringgold Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, March 23, 2020

Memories

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MARK PORTER

March 20, 2020

This is me, Mark T. Porter and my sister Teri standing in front of mom in Hawaii months before our brother Mike was born.

MARK PORTER

March 20, 2020

My Aunt Bonnie Holloway (My Uncle Travis's wife) sent this to me

"Travis sitting on your mom's lap with Mildred sitting next to them and their mama sitting on the porch behind them"

Susan Spencer

March 19, 2020

My memories of Aunt Shirley are her beautiful smile...her warm heart...her gentle kindness...sending prayers and love to all who loved her... Susan Holloway Spencer

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