After a brave battle with brain cancer, Linda Elaine Porter passed away on March 18, 2023. Linda was born on February 11, 1946, in Danville, Illinois, to the union of Rev. Wendell and Irene Weaver. She was the youngest of three children and the only girl.
Linda accepted Christ at an early age and was deeply rooted in her faith. She was a devout and faithful servant who enjoyed attending Sunday school and singing in the choir. For more than forty years, Linda was a dedicated member of Palestine Missionary Baptist Church. During her tenure, she formed many friendships and impacted countless lives.
Linda graduated from Danville High School and attended Danville Community College. She furthered her education in Kansas City, Missouri, receiving a B.A. in Administrative Justice. Taking pride in her job, Linda dedicated the last 29 years to the Circuit Court. She was an advocate for abused and neglected children in the Court System, serving as a Child Advocate Specialist in the Office of the Guardian ad Litem. This was truly a God given mission for her.
Linda’s greatest joy was visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Texas. She was the epitome of a loving grandmother. She never missed an opportunity to celebrate a grandchild’s birthday or special occasion. Always providing much fun and laughter, she will forever be known as the grandmother who played “monster” / “G-mouse” and enjoyed it as much as the kids!
Linda leaves to cherish her memories; sons, Kevin Porter (Michelle) and Jason Porter (Makesha) of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren: Alexander, Nakerea, Ja’Reece, Aliza, Janae, Zaria, and Johran; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Lamonte; two furry babies, Chloe and Wesley; brother, Darrell Weaver (Dorothy); and a host of family and friends.
Although Linda will be missed dearly, her legacy of kindness and gratitude will live on within our family. Thank you for helping us celebrate her life and departure to her heavenly home.
The Porter Family
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