OBITUARY

Karola Else Porter

January 29, 1954April 25, 2021
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God has called another angel to duty. On April 25, 2021 at 12:55 pm, Mrs. Karola E. Porter answered that call. Mrs. Porter was born January 29, 1954 in Ramstein- Miesenbach Germany to the parentage Ernst and Gertud Henn ( both deceased). In 1964, her mother married Mr. Frank N. Jones, an American soldier. Mr. Jones accepted the roll as her father and raised her as his own daughter until his death. At that time she was 12 years old and spoke no English. She was placed in an American school where she excelled in every subject as she now spoke English. In 1968 the US Army transferred them to Redstone Arsenal here in Huntsville, Alabama. She attended S.R. Butler High School until her junior year in 1970. In 1970 the US Army transferred them back to Meisau Germany where she attended an American school in Kaiserlautern Germany. In January 1971, she met Mr. Elijah Porter, an Airman in the US Air Force. Mr. Porter proposed to her in 1971. She graduated high school in May 1972 and they were married in March of 1973. To their union, one son, Sedrick J. Porter was born December 1, 1974. During their 48 years of marriage, they traveled to several duty assignments. Just to name a few: United Kingdom, three tours to Germany, New Mexico, North Carolina, Zwiebrucken Germany, and North Dakota. In May 1993 they retired, from the Air Force, here in Huntsville, Alabama. Her occupation includes HR Manager for Will Technology of Huntsville, Alabama, Home Health Care for Home Instead in Huntsville, Alabama, Safety officer for Trico Steel in Decatur, Alabama, Finance Specialist for US Army in Meisau Germany, personnel specialist for US Air Force in Zwiebrucken Germany and Club and entertainment manager at Minot, North Dakota. She gave her life to Christ at the Rock Family Worship Center here in Huntsville, Alabama under the leadership of Senior pastor Rusty Nelson. There she served in several ministries to include: health, elder, deacon, greeter and usher. Mrs. Porter leaves to cherish her memory, her husband: Elijah Porter, one child: Sedrick J. Porter (Rita) of Huntsville, Alabama. Three grandchildren: TreVon Porter of Killeen, Texas, Thaisen Porter and Trenton Porter of Huntsville, Alabama. One step grandson, Kendrick Ricks of Huntsville, Alabama. One sister which proceeded her in death: Uta Gralau. One brother: Peter Henn (Christa) of Ottweiler Germany. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm at Valhalla Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Service will be Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Valhalla Funeral Home Chapel. Karola will be Laid to Rest at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day and not only to me to, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 NIV

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Gilbert & Demetrice Mitchell

May 3, 2021

Mr. Porter and family, we are praying that God strengthen you with the precious memories of Mrs. Porter.

Mrs. Porter was always a woman that was ready to greet you with a smile. Her kindness was greatly appreciated by our family , from the sharing of vegetables , to the offering of gardening tips and recipes. We will always be grateful.

The Mitchell Family ( Gilbert, Demetrice, Chance and Josiah)

barbara moore

May 1, 2021

THIS SPECIAL LADY ALAWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE AND A KIND WORD EVEN WHEN SHE FELT BAD THE WORD OUT HER MOUTH WAS ALWAYS TO ME BARBARA ALWAYS KEEP GOD IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND THE LORD SENT HER TO ME AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TALKS WE HAD AND I WILL MISS YOU PRETTY LADY . GOD HAVE HIM ANOTHER ANGELES RIP

Maria Cash

April 30, 2021

What a beautiful soul! You will truly be missed here on earth! Although I only met Mrs. Porter a handful of times, she was always very welcoming and friendly. I truly believe that she never met a stranger and everyone she encountered was greeted with love. She truly lived a life of “love thy neighbor as thyself”! I am definitely saddened by the news of her passing, but I find comfort in knowing that God has welcomed His faithful servant home! Take your rest, Mrs. Porter 😘!

Praying for Mr. Porter, Sedrick and family during this most difficult time.

Mariea Thompson

April 29, 2021

I am totally loss for words.  I know there are no perfect words to say but my heart goes out to the family.  I will miss Mrs. Porter conversations, laughter and her love.  Her love, energy and enthusiasm for people were contagious.  She had a heartfelt and unique gift on how to make a person feel comfortable.  I am so thankful and grateful to have shared memories with Mrs. Porter.  I will miss her dearly but I do know she is in a better place!  May you all find peace through out this journey.

Carolyn Seabolt

April 28, 2021

I remember seeing Karola on Sunday morning at the Rock and she always had a smile on her face and she always looking around as security to make sure no one was doing something they weren't suppose to do. Loved it when she was around and have missed her since she got sick

Charles Taylor

April 27, 2021

Our condolences to you Porter from (Ret. Trooper) Charles & Cassandra Taylor

Sarah Curry

April 27, 2021

Karola has been our neighbor for as long as I can remember. She has encouraged me, prayed for and with me. She would get onto my son when he was going the wrong way and I am forever thankful. Brett is so heartbroken. He remembers all her advice. Karola will never be forgotten. She always had a Word of God in her conversation and her behavior. She really loved our dog BG and would feed him over the fence all the time. Now they both have move on to a better place. Clifford, myself and the boys love you now and forever. Fly high Karola, fly high!! Our love remains with and for you.

Mark Stinnett

April 26, 2021

I worked with Karola at Trico. We had a lot of fun. I will truly miss her. Prayers for comfort and peace

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