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Thelma (Gary) "Tee," age 80, was born in Williamsburg, VA. She resided in Paterson, NJ for over 70 years. Ms. Porcha departed this life on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. She was formerly employed as a Dietician at The North Jersey Developmental Center, Totowa, NJ. She was a former member of The New Christian Missionary Baptist Church, Paterson, NJ. She was predeceased by her son Leon Porcha, her parents, four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her sons Paul, Vincent and Kevin Porcha, daughters: Lawonda Porcha, Tonya Merrill-Atkins and a special daughter: Kim Holland, brother: Vernon Gary, sisters: Julia Flowers and Lillie Lotts, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, son-in-law: Kenneth Atkins, daughters-in-law: Mary and Janice Porcha, special niece: Aundrea Marlene Gary, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, neighbors and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Friday, April 12, 2013, 7 PM at The Friendship Baptist Church 433 Park Ave., Paterson, NJ. Interment: Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 6-7pm at the church. Arrangements by: The Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Home 256 Rosa Parks Blvd., Paterson, NJ. www.braggfuneralhome.com
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 10, 2013