Vera Corine Porter, clergy spouse


VICKSBURG — Vera Corine Porter, 85, a clergy spouse, died April, 9, 2009, at River Region Medical Center.
Services were held April 11 at Glenwood Funeral Home with burial will be at Ludlow Cemetery in Ludlow. Dr. Matt Buckles of First Baptist Church officiated.

Mrs. Porter worked alongside her husband, the Rev. Paul D. Porter, as he pastored several United Methodist churches in Mississippi until his death in 1977.  She continued serving as an active member of Richland United Methodist Church in Richland until moving to Vicksburg in 2000.  She attended Bible study weekly at her residence at Heritage House in Vicksburg and shared her faith in God with others daily.  She attended First Baptist Church in Vicksburg with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Odell Burnside, her husband the Rev. Paul D. Porter, her brother Carlous Burnside and her sister Marydene Sharplin.

Survivors include: son, Tommy Porter of Pelahatchie; daughters, Paula Dunn of Flora and Lynn Stuckey of Vicksburg; brothers the Rev. Cecil Burnside of Florence and Thomas Burnside of Jackson; sisters Vivian Gilbert of Lena and Maedell Smith of Florence; and six grandchildren.