Alma Ruthaline Porter

New Orleans, Louisiana

1935 - 2019 (Age 83)


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Alma Ruthaline Porter, at the age of 83, departed life on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, in New Orleans, LA. Alma, the youngest child of the late Albert Porter Sr. and Alma Gaskin Porter was born on November 26, 1935, in New Orleans, LA. Alma was baptized at an early age at Second Zion Baptist Church No. 1. She was a member of the first graduating class of Walter L. Cohen High School and attended Grambling State University on a full basketball scholarship. She was a dedicated and highly-respected educator for over forty years and finished her teaching career at William J. Guste Elementary. Alma was preceded in death by her father, mother, brother Albert Porter Jr., sister Rosalie Porter Aaron and nephew Otha Aaron Jr. Known for being the life of the party with an infectious smile and a grand personality, Alma will be deeply missed by her beloved daughter Michelle Collins Dorsey (Coy) of Fort Worth, TX, her only grandchild, Madison Nicole Dorsey and a host of other family, relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a homegoing celebration service at Second Zion Baptist Church No. 1, 2929 Second Street, New Orleans, La. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Derrick Webb Sr. officiating. Professional Services Entrusted to Littlejohn Funeral Home 2163 Aubry Street, Cal K. Johnson, Manager-Funeral Director Info: 504-940-0045.

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I just find out that Alma pass away. I was so hurt because I didnt know and I would have been at her funeral. We work together at Guste elementary school and from there we hung out and had a ball together. My heart is full now because Im just finding out of her passing. She will always be in my heart. She was a great teacher and everyone love her. I will keep Michelle and her family in my prays.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Alma Porter who has transcended from this life to be with the Lord. I was getting ready to go to a church fair, when I heard and just to stop everything and just lie down for a while.. When my daughter saw me she was determined to get me up so we could Leave. But wHen I told her what had happened, she became inconsolable and laid on the bed beside me for She loved Ms Porter as much as I did. Ms Porter was always so kind to her. Sure, Alma...

My deep sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Ms. Alma was a happy spirit and loved teaching. She will be truly missed.

I want to offer prayers of strength and healing to the family and friends of Ms. Porter. She was my 6th grade teacher in 1983-84. I was one of her favorites . But she made everyone feel that way. She will be greatly missed. Loving you forever Angel. Rest on dear heart.

Our prayers are with you Sandra and your family
John & Glenda Robert


My prayer are with you and family, she will be missed. Ms. Porter was my 5th grade teacher

Michelle so sorry for your lost. Alma was such an amazing mom and person ! She brought so much joy and memories. Alma 2000 will always be in my memory. Sending prayers your way from The Green Family.

Ms Porter you certainly will be missed by many, you had infectious smile and a personality to go with it, I would run into you sometime and you never wavered from your original self you would always greet me with a huge embrace. I will miss those times but I know God makes no mistakes and he does all things well. Rest in Paradise Ms Alma Porter.