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October 30, 2023
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Alvin Porter departed this life on Monday, October 30 at his residence in Oak Grove, Virginia.
Mr. Alvin Porter was born Saturday, May 24, 1947, in Heidelberg, MS. He was the third born to the late Charlie and Birda Mae Porter.
Alvin joined the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church at an early age, under the leadership of Reverend L.D. Ducksworth. He attended South Side High School until moving to Marsing, Idaho. Following that he joined the U.S. Dept. of Labor Job Corps in 1967. He moved to Washington D.C. where he became employed with the U.S. Dept. of Interior “The National Park Service”. Alvin retired in 2014 after 45 years of service there where he was a gardener and equipment operator. He had the pleasure of doing the landscaping for the White House and other government facilities around downtown D.C.
Alvin loved working in his yard planting flowers, playing cards, and watching his Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed visiting family member’s homes for get-togethers and dinners. Especially asking Carmen for chicken and dumplings.
Alvin was united in Holy Matrimony to Lavern Hickman in December 1986.
Preceding him in death is his daughter, Terri Lewis; brothers, Charlie Ben and Edward Earl Porter; sister, Helen Joyce Satcher.
Alvin leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Lavern; two sons, Alvin Porter, Jr.(Renika) and James Hickman (Nicki); five sisters: Shirley Kendall(Joe) and Carmen Morrell both of Laurel, MS, Doris Sims of Heidelberg, MS, Patricia Roulhac of Camp Springs, MD and Quincy Trull(Robert) of Chicago, IL; two brothers, William and Terry(Betty) Porter of Heidelberg, MS; one sister-in-law, Barbara Mohammed of Colonial Beach, VA; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; twenty-one nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.
Alvin will be remembered for his infectious laugh and willingness to help everyone around him.
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 12 Noon in the sanctuary of the Little Zion Baptist Church, 7748 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, Virginia.
Interment will follow in the Grant's Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Grant's Hill Church Road, Montross, Virginia.
Viewing will be on Saturday, November 11 from 11AM until service time at Little Zion Baptist Church.
Services will be live streamed via facebook @weldonfisher by B&B Media LLC. (Mark Bunns)