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Marie Moore Porter

November 16, 1942 — March 17, 2024

Statesboro, GA

Mrs. Marie (Moore) Porter, of Statesboro, GA formally of Boston, MA. Passed away at her home after a brief illness, on March 17, 2024.
Marie was the 3rd child to the late Thomas Moore, Sr. and Ruby (Thompson) Moore, born on November 16, 1942, in Sylvania, GA.

Marie was a beloved soul who graced this world with her presence for 81 years.

Educated in the Screven County school system, Marie carried herself with grace and intelligence throughout her life.

In the early 1960’s, Marie relocated to Boston, MA in search of better opportunities. One of those opportunities was meeting the love of her life, Mr. James Porter, shortly thereafter the two became one and were married.

Marie and James raised their only daughter Yvonne Porter in Boston.

Marie dedicated her career to retail sales. She worked her way up to key holder at Lerner's, now New York Inc. Marie’s impeccable customer service skills made her a shining retail star. Her warmth and kindness touched the hearts of all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with her. Upon retirement, she dedicated her life to helping raise her granddaughter, Asia.  She opened her own home daycare caring for family and friend’s children.  Even in her later years, her love for nurturing children continued to blossom. She would smile and speak to every child she met. Always asking “What’s your name?” “How old are you?”.

Marie was known for keeping a clean house, you were required to take your shoes off upon arrival. Every Saturday morning, she would clean the house from top to bottom, making Yvonne and Asia help of course.

Marie enjoyed bringing her family and friends together for gatherings. On the holidays she would invite everyone over to their home, preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Marie was famously known for her “Ree’s Rice" and cookouts. Marie loved shopping; she always had her purse in hand even though she never spent her own money. She also enjoyed traveling, including vacationing with life-long friends Almarita and Eugene Hendrix.  

Marie is survived by her loving husband James Porter of Statesboro, GA; devoted daughter Yvonne Porter of Boston, MA; cherished granddaughter and caregiver Asia Madison of Statesboro, GA; Five siblings Lula Statham, Thomas Moore Jr., Joseph Moore, Mildred (Edward) Pate, Mary (Ruben) Bufford, and Rylance Moore. Four Godchildren Raynise Salters, Eugene Hendrix Jr., Tavi & Tiffany Porter. Special Grandson and caregiver Kenyon Lodge. She is also survived by a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Marie is preceded in death by her sister Hattie Moore-Williams and brother John Wilson Moore.

A public viewing will be held from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home. The family will receive guests for the family visitation from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services for Mrs. Porter will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 11:30 AM at Horse Creek United Methodist Church in Rocky Ford, GA. with Rev. Perry Medley, Pastor/Officiating.

Interment will follow at Bulloch Memorial Gardens in Statesboro.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home, LLC is in charge of final arrangements.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

12:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home, LLC

16303 US-80, Statesboro, GA 30458

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Horse Creek United Methodist Church

5058 Rocky Ford Rd, Sylvania, GA 30467

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Family Visitation

Thursday, March 28, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home, LLC

16303 US-80, Statesboro, GA 30458

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Burial following Funeral Service

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Bulloch Memorial Gardens

22002 US-80E, Statesboro, GA 30458

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