NEWPORT NEWS - Betty Lou Porter, 73, passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, December 27, 2013, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Willard (Bill) Porter; and her father William Leonard; mother Georgie Trull; and brother Donald Leonard. Betty is survived by 2 daughters, Brenda Grow and her husband Mike, Kathy Bunting and her husband David; and a son Jeffrey Porter and his wife Charlene. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren Pam Dawson, Kim Buffalo, Justin Porter, Savanna Porter and Laci Hall; 2 great grandchildren Holly and Devin Dawson; 2 brothers William Leonard of Greeneville, TN and Ronald Leonard and his wife Debbie of Sun Prairie WI; a sister Lynda Owen and her husband Bob of Hereford, AZ and a step sister Tish Smith. Betty was born in Elizabethton, TN and was a VA resident since 1952. She was employed at NASA for 31 years for Klate Holt and the City of Newport News for 6 years, until her retirement. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Grafton Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, 11835 Canon Blvd. Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
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Published in Daily Press on Dec. 29, 2013