Billie Porter

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Billie R. Porter, 96 of Waco went home to be with Jesus on Friday, December 2, 2022.

Visitation: Thursday December 8th, 2022, from 6pm to 8pm at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Service:  Friday December 9th, 2022, at 10am, Lake Shore Funeral Home

Burial:  Waco Memorial Park

Billie was born to Nathan Bozeman McKinney and Essie Lena Pippin McKinney May 27, 1926. She graduated from Waco High in 1944. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Douglas Louis Porter. It was not long before Douglas was called into full-time ministry, and this was the beginning of their lifelong love of serving the Lord. She was active in WMU, GA’s, Awana’s and always helped with Vacation Bible School. She was the family Matriarch and the glue that held us together. She worked for Waxahachie ISD as a substitute teacher before returning to Waco in 1977. She worked at Wolfe Wholesale Florist and retired from Tatex Thermographers in 2000.

She felt it was a privilege to volunteer at Care Net for 18 years. She also loved her time at Neighbors International and was so proud when she helped her students pass the US Nationalization test. She attended Bible Study Fellowship and she never missed an opportunity to share the love of Christ with others. She lived a life that glorified Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Douglas Louis Porter; son, David Porter; sisters, Eugenia McDougal, Mary Elizabeth Tooker, Juanita Kelley; and brother, Nathan McKinney.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Louis Porter and wife Mary Ellen of Marlin; daughter, Anne Miller of Rosebud; daughter, Robyn Blancett and husband Bo of Waco; son, Timothy Porter and wife Daphne of Waco; daughter, Jan Lovorn of Kosse; daughter, Holly Payne and husband Jack of Belton; and daughter of the heart, Debbie Pirelo of Chalk Bluff. She was loved by her 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. I am deeply sorry for the family loss sending prayers

  2. We are very sorry for your loss.

  3. Judson Strawbridge

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  4. Ms Billie was one of God’s greatest saints. I was blessed to share her love of Christ at FBC Elm Mott. She loved my niece Dani and my daughter Jazzy, after the girls were grown and moved she always asked about them.

    Her presence in earth will be truly missed. I can only imagine the reunion in heaven with her loved ones.

    Prayers continue for all her family and each person who’s life she touched

  5. Billie you will be misses by many young and old, Danielle Mack Edwards ( your little 4year ) always though you were the best and Loved you for all you did. We all know you are no longer in pain and will be overjoyed to meet up with all your relatives and friends.

  6. So sorry for your loss but know she is happy now.

  7. I am so sorry.

  8. Billie was a pleasure to work with at Tatex. Always, always, had a smile on her face and kind words to say. After I left Tatex I ran in to her a few times at Walmart and we always had an enjoyable chat. I know how hard it is to lose your Mother. Hang on to the wonderful memories…

  9. LeeAnn (Ryan) Castro

    Oh Miss Billie! I’ve wondered about her for years! I was one of her Sunday school students, I loved her so much! I’ve been looking for her for years to catch up with her! My condolences to the family, may she rest in peace. I love you Miss Billie!

  10. Randy & Denise Ragsdale

    Porter Family,

    Mrs. Porter was always a shining light at FBC Elm Mott. We remember her always smiling and greeting everyone with kindness beyond compare. No matter what was going on in her life, she always took the time to make others feel special. We will never forget her hugs. Although small in size, Mrs. Porter’s hugs were big in love and warmth. She will always hold a special place in our hearts and those of our 3 girls. Hold tight to your wonderful memories and let them put a smile on your face.

  11. Eddie and Kay Robertson

    I saw her several weeks ago at Kohl’s and we talked for a long time. She was such a special friend. I know she is walking with the other angels now. What a blessing she was to all who knew her. Love to her family. May God continue to bless you her sweet family.

  12. I met Billie at BSF and she was such a joy to know. My condolences to her family.

  13. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family Mark Smith, Gayle Bourland, and June Smith

  14. My condolences to her and her family. She was a happy woman. Now she up in heaven smiling down on her family.

  15. I had the opportunity to know Billie and sat next to her every Tuesday in the Bible study at CareNet. From last year till like two months ago when she stopped coming. What her son shared at the funeral is true! She loved people with the love of Christ, her hugs were deep and warm oozing with her great love for Christ. When I was told she had gone to be with the Lord, much as it was hard to process. I smiled! Coz I knew where she was going. She always told us she was ready!
    Enjoy heaven Billie with your Lord! Till we meet.

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