OBITUARY

Constance L. Porter

April 23, 1947April 5, 2019

Constance “Connee” Edwards-Porter, 71, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of High Ridge, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on April 5, 2019. Born April 23, 1947, in Ironton, Missouri, she is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Elaine (Cook) Edwards of St. Ann, Missouri, her sister Jane Marie (Edwards) Lewis, and brother John Alvin Edwards.

Connee was so full of life and had a smile and a personality that could light up any room. She did not know a stranger and she thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends. She was like a magnet and people were drawn to her; especially children. Connee had a knack for calming a fussy baby and making them laugh or smile; she truly had a heart for children. She could spend countless hours playing with her grandchildren, and would play anything that they wanted to play. She happily gave them her undivided attention. She was even quoted as saying that she is their favorite toy.

She loved the beach and enjoyed traveling to St. Thomas with her husband, Marty. The two also loved visiting New Orleans, which quickly became one of Connee’s favorite places to be. She appreciated the history, the food and architecture.

Survivors include her loving husband and caregiver, John Martin “Marty” Porter of Texas, her three children, Richard “Rich” (Rhonda) Hilton of Missouri, and Angela (Daniel) Brooks of Texas and John-Michael Edwards (Fiancée Crystal) of Texas. Grandchildren, Tiffinie (Ken) Berend, Tony Hilton, Chris Brooks, Brandon (Cynthia) Brooks, Taylor Brooks, Jacob Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards. Plus 2 great grandchildren Joey and Tyler Berend. Her sisters and brothers: Becky (Tony) Cafazza, Kathy (Rob) Dunlap, Tony (Peggy) Edwards, Mike (Kelley) Edwards, her beloved Aunt and Uncle, Charmaine and Floyd McFarland her best friend Barbara (Mike) Rhodes and numerous nieces and nephews, friends and cousins. Memorial services will be held at Crossroads Christian Church, 6450 S. State Highway 360, Grand Prairie TX 75052 on April 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. and Friedens United Church of Christ, 313 E. Main St. Warrenton MO 63383 on May 11, 2019 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage you to make a donation to: Foundation Fighting Blindness 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100 Columbia, MD 21046 In memory of Connee Edwards Porter

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grandprairiefh.com for the Porter family.

Services

27 April

Memorial Serivce

11:00 am

Crossroads Christian Church

6450 S. State Highway 360
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

11 May

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Friedens United Church of Christ

313 E. Main Street
Warrenton, MO 63383

REMEMBERING

Constance L. Porter

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Tony Edwards

April 20, 2019

My dear Lone Star sister, short of stature yet Grande of the hugs. I miss you Connee as my mind floods with memories. I have been encouraged by your words and tickled by your sarcasm. You were my Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and Lily Tomlin. You were our constant family thread that ran between all of its extensions. I will cherish our recent talks and I still feel the "rib flexing" last embrace. As with every last embrace, this one was also a 'see you later'. Looking forward to no more tears and a Grand Reunion. Love, Tony Joe

Samantha Laden

April 19, 2019

My sister-in-law Connee was a remarkable, loving lady and touched many lives, including mine and my children . She lived an enviable life.

Maria Murdock

April 18, 2019

Precious Connee, It has been and always will be an honor being your cousin. We've shared much laughter and many tears through these 61 years past. Our sons grew up together and still hold each other as dear as I've always held you. You are deeply missed in all ways possible.

Kelley Edwards

April 17, 2019

Our hearts are broken as you left us way too soon, but we know that you are dancing in heaven with so many loved ones and our precious God.

This is the way that I will always remember you! Your beautiful face with that wonderful smile.

Until we meet again.

Becky Edwards/Cafazza

April 17, 2019

Oh my sweet Connee I miss you so much already. You were so brave making that cross over too Enternal Life. It went so fast but I will always cherish those last times together. You know the love we shared will always be special. You told me not to be sad but sorry my heart is broken. Until we meet again love and hugs to my big sister💔

LUANN WOOD

April 9, 2019

My heart is heavy. I have lost a dear, cherished friend. We shared laughs, love and our lives for almost 20 years. I will miss her sense of humor and her sense of loyalty and faith. Rest in peace my friend.

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