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D'Aisha Ravon Porter, born June 29, 1998, was a 7th grader who attended A.L. Mebane Middle School. D'Aisha accomplished many things despite her daily fight against cancer. She traveled to Washington, D.C. as a safety patrol; she was a cheerleader, basketball player, and a member of St. Luke Y.P.D. choir. She enjoyed modeling; she was a National Achiever, and a Honor Roll student. On June 12, 2012, God called home a BEAUTIFUL QUEEN. He removed her tiara and replaced it with a golden crown "Job Well Done My Child".

D'Aisha leaves to mourn her father and mother, Wayne Porter, Sr. and Tonetta Porter; 4 brothers, Larry Porter, Gainesville, FL, Wayne Porter, Jr., Tampa, FL, Danarrio Chambers and Qarin Porter, both of Alachua; a sister, Nishea Porter of Texas; a God-Daughter, Tre'Zari Strawder, Alachua, FL; Maternal Grandparents, Wallace Howard and Christine Howard, Alachua, FL; Paternal Grandparents, Rudolph Porter, Sr. (preceded her in death), and Irene Porter, Gainesville, FL; 4 aunts, Wanda Cobb (Harry) of Cocoa, FL, Cheryl Hankerson, Jacksonville, FL, Ieila Banks (Calvin), Gainesville, FL and Tressa Howard of Alachua; 5 uncles, Mitchel Porter of Cocoa, FL, Rudolph Porter, Jr., Sidney Porter, Sr., Regan Howard, all of Gainesville and Vonzell Howard (Miyoshia), Alachua, FL; special friend, Carlos "Bubba" Bartee of Alachua; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at A.L. Mebane Middle School Auditorium with Rev. Jessie Steele, Officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Alachua, FL. Viewing hours on Friday at PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 727 NW 2 STREET, GAINESVILLE, FL, 1-3:30 p.m. and St. Luke A.M.E. Church, Alachua, FL, 5-7 p.m.. and Saturday at A.L. Mebane middle School Auditorium 10-11 a.m. No viewing after the eulogy. The cortege will form the home of D'Aisha, 13609 NW 142 Ave., Alachua, FL, 10:15 a.m. Saturday. SERVICES BY PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF GAINESVILLE (352) 376-8686.

Published in Gainesville Sun from June 21 to June 22, 2012
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