Anita Wheeless Porter

February 6, 1945April 7, 2019

Anita Wheeless Porter, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh. Born on February 6, 1945 in Clinton, NC; she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Lucille Hilliard Johnson and the late Tinkie Johnson and wife of the late Dewey McPhail (Mack) Porter.

Anita attended Clinton High School and graduated from Peace College in 1965 with a Associate Degree in Business. She married her high school sweetheart Mack Porter on April 24, 1966. In her younger years she loved horseback riding, crafting and taking trips to Atlantic Beach with her family. She most recently enjoyed going to the movies and out to lunch and dinner with her dear friends. They were a very important part of her life and she cherished their friendship. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Anita looked forward to the many times spent together with all of her friends and immediate and extended family. They all had a very special place in her heart.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Deborah Ann Porter Brantley, of Raleigh and Nicole Porter Sleve and husband Jeremy, of Springboro, Ohio; grandchildren: Ashton Porter Brantley and Isabella Nicole Sleve. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Clifton Wheeless.

A celebration of Anita’s life will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will receive friends following the service. Private Burial Services will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bayleaf Baptist Church and Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh.



  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 11, 2019


  • Receiving of Friends to Follow

Anita Wheeless Porter

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Terry White

April 10, 2019

Holding all of the family close during these days. May you feel God’s strong arms of love and peace wrapped around you.
Terry White

Matthew Hilliard

April 9, 2019

Lots of love from the Hilliard family in Wilmington. Anita was a wonderful person, my Dad's first cousin. My Dad and Anita were born the same year and shared great times together. I personally always enjoyed talking to Anita. Her laugh and stories about Hilliard family history always kept me entertained.

We will see you on Thursday Deborah, Nicole, and Ashton!

-Matt and Bess