CENTERBURG — Sandra Lee “Sandi” Porter, 64, of Centerburg, made her transition to be with our Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Born on March 14, 1948, to the late Ernest Lyle “Jim” and Nancy (Russell) Harper, she was a 1966 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and an employee of Chodosh and Chodosh Law offices in Bexley, Ohio.
Those left to celebrate her life and cherish her memory are her husband, Phillips Porter III; sons, Jeffrey (Xali) Oxenreider of Reynoldsburg, Jason Oxenreider of Centerburg, Joshua (Tatiana Mangeni) Porter of Centerburg; granddaughters, Lilit and Tierna Oxenreider, Kiska and Hila Porter; many nieces and nephews; her sisters, Nancy (Jeff) Rader of Powell, Terri (Tim) Parker of Margate, Fla., and Karen Willoh of Westerville; brother-in-law, David (Susan) Porter of Powell; father-in-law, Phil Porter (companion, Joan) of Homosassa, Fla.; best and dearest friend since junior high school, Starr Moore-Jensen of Canton; and Sandi’s special and loving friend, Alice Dickson Buist of South Lyon, Mich.
Sandi’s husband, Phil, will sit Shiva for seven days at home, 180 N. Clayton St., Centerburg, Ohio.
(Sitting Shiva is the tradition of mourning in the Jewish and Messianic Judaism religions. The strength and support of friends, family and neighbors during Shiva, plays a key role in helping the bereaved get through the process of grieving.)
Friends will be received at the Porter home Monday and Wednesday, July 16 and 18. Family only will privately meet at the Porter home on July 17 and 19. Friends and family will gather on Saturday, July 21, for a shared time of fellowship and food, which will be held at the house starting at 1 p.m. Come dressed casually and please bring your favorite dish.
Sandi would like to be remembered for having a personal relationship with Yeshua, Jesus Christ the Messiah, having a terrific marriage with her dear husband, Phil, for being a very loving mother and grandma “Grandi Sandi,” and for creating memories by having family and friends gather together at their home.
2 Timothy 4:6-7, “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.”
The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Knox County.
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