Sarah L. Porter
FUNERAL HOME
Charles E Huff's International Funeral Home
927 5Th Ave
Columbus, GA
Ms. Sarah L.
Porter
March 8, 1947-
April 25, 2014
Columbus, GA- Graveside funeral service for Ms. Sarah Lee Porter, 67, who passed on Thursday, April 24, 2014 will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Rev. Ralph Huling will be officiating and Mrs. Joann Holmes, college roommate, will deliver the eulogy according to the Charles E. Huff's International Funeral Home.
Ms. Porter was born March 8, 1947 in Ellerslie, Ga to Lila Mae Goodwin Star and Steven Geen. Sarah was a proud 1966 graduate of William H. Spencer High School and later attended Albany State University where she received a Bachelor's Degree. Sarah furthered her education at Troy State University where she obtained a Master's Degree in Counseling. Ms. Porter was a retired probation officer with the Columbus, GA Juvenile Court and was predeceased by her brother, Leonard Goodwin.
Those remaining and feeling a definite loss include her beloved daughter, Kimberly Porter (Sean Combs); her devoted mother, Lila Mae Star; her loving sister, Carolyn Ann Ross (Alvin); her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Fritz; four grandchildren, Quincy Brown, Christian Combs, Jessie James Combs and D'lila Star Combs and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Quamori Goodwin Scholarship Fund P. O. Box 1344 Columbus, GA 31902.



Published by Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Apr. 26, 2014.
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Remembering our fun times.
Patricia Davis
Patricia T Davis
Friend
April 21, 2021
You are truly missed dear friend!!!
John Thomas
Friend
April 20, 2021
I knew Sarah all my life. She was just like grandma! And that is high praise. RIP in peace! You were special!
Reuben Harrison
Friend
October 13, 2019
Dhaneshwar Wesley
Friend
November 26, 2018
In God's care, rest in peace.
Dwayne Bickham, Sr.
November 25, 2018
Stay strong Kim is watching all of you
Maria
Friend
November 24, 2018
Together again...
Lydia Valentine
November 21, 2018
May such a sweet lady enter into paradise!!!! Thanks for being my friend!!!!
John Thomas
November 17, 2018
I truly miss you kim! R.I.P Queen. I love you!
Tony Abrams
November 17, 2018
To The Porter and Starr Family May God forever Keep,Strengthen,Grace and Bless Each and Everyone.Grief is NEVER Easy BUT God is ABLE!!!! When you LOVE someone THATS what MAKES it sooo Hard.Kim is Now in her Mothers LOVING Arms AGAIN...Amen God Bless Sharon J.from S.C.
Sharon Johnson
November 17, 2018
Still missing you so much, Sarah; and may you continue to RIP!! Now your beautiful and sweet daughter has joined you in Heaven!! Peace and may I see later ...

Dr. James McTyre, LPC
November 17, 2018
May you and your daughter kim porter rest in paradise.
sade lahoa
November 17, 2018
Sorry for u loss.
Bertha Chase
November 16, 2018
11-16-18: Im not even sure how I found this but I wish to pay my respects while here. Glory Ms Sarah that you now are reunited with your lovely daughter. 2 beautiful spirits transcended back to the Lord. May God's strength and peace be with the family once again thru this. Rest well Ms Sarah and Ms Kim...2gether with Him.
E P
November 16, 2018
Light can't compare to your smile.
Veronica Jackson
December 23, 2014
Miss You My Friend.
Veronica Jackson
December 17, 2014
Mrs. Star, Kim , and family, please accept my sincere condolence. I just recently became aware of Sarah's passing. I am truly sorry that I was not present to say goodbye.
Mrs. Star, you raised a beautiful, loving, giving, strong and indepent lady!
I met Sarah after moving to Columbus to acceot a job with Juvenile Court, Sarah welcomed me with open arms! Enviting me into her family. She was a truly a unique person that enjoyed life and family.
It is never easy to release a love one but take comfort in knowing that the way she lived her life prepared a place for the next phase of her life. Kim, you and the children were ( still are) the Love of her life, she was ; and is, so proud of you!!
God Bless You all ,

Veronica Reynolds Jackson ( Montgomery, Al. )
October 17, 2014
Monica Goldsby
August 17, 2014
Hello Kim,

Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I can't imagine your pain. May God bless your family. I am a fan from afar.
Monica Goldsby
August 17, 2014
To the Family of my beloved classmate of 1970 Class from Albany State University, with deepest sympathy: Eddie "Nick" Lamar and Family.
Eddie Lamar
June 20, 2014
Hello Kim this is your cousing John Kimbrough from San Diego, California.
I just want to offer my families prayers to you. I know you don't even
know me but I am your family, Lizzie Porter was my Grandfathers mother.
john kimbrough
June 19, 2014
Dear Kim, I am very sorry about your mother passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Ane Roseborough-Eberhard
Ane Roseborough-Eberhard
May 4, 2014
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God will continue to be by your side Kim.

Kenneth, Beverly, Destin Hugle
May 3, 2014
Kim, we send our deepest and heart-felt condolences to you and your family for your great loss. We know your mom was such a beautiful, special and charming lady on earth as she is now, in spirit. May God continue to bless you, your children and family, and may you embrace and hold dear all of the love, wisdom, and memories that your Mom shared with you and your family. Rest in eternal peace, Ms. Porter! With our love, William & Carole (Eboni's father & wife)
Drs. William & Carole Ware
May 3, 2014
A Tribute to Sarah

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord
–Author unknown
Condolences to Kim & the Family from
Albany State Classmate
Patricia Terrell-Davis & Odell
and Pat's sister, Linda Terrell-Clements
May 2, 2014
I loved Ms. Sarah she was the sweetest lady and Soror. I shall never forget her.
May 1, 2014
Kim,
We have been friends since we were quite young during a time when everyone's mother was your mother. Your mother kept us in line when we were at your house and my mother kept us in line when we were at my house. Ms. Porter was a very special lady and truly one of a kind.

MAY THOUGHTS OF ALL YOUR MOTHER MEANT, OF LOVE SHE GAVE, OF GOOD TIMES SPENT....
BRING YOU PEACE AND COMFORT TOO, AND KEEP YOUR MOTHER CLOSE TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.
Vickie Grimes - Baxter
April 30, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Beverly Brown-Alexander
April 30, 2014
The tears...they just keep coming. Tears of both joy and sadness. The Joy of having known you for over 30 years; The Sadness for not being able to say a proper good-bye. The world has lost one kind and remarkable person, but God has gained another Angel. Rest assured there's always strength in family. Your legacy will live on through them. With much Love and Admiration! Beany
A.J Ross
April 29, 2014
Sarah was a classmate and dear friend. The family has my deepest sympathy. May God continue to bless your family
Linda Mays
April 29, 2014
Sorry to hear of your loss Mrs. Star and family. Sarah was a beautiful lady and a great spirit. I loved how she came to help out on her lunch hour. Always smiling, now she is smiling in heaven. You will be missed, may the family have peace.
Marie Brooks
April 29, 2014
My heart truly goes out to you Kim. My prayers are with you and your family. I pray continued strength and grace for you! Your mother really laid it down!! much, much RESPECT! REST IN PEACE BEAUTIFUL LADY!
JEFF JONES
April 28, 2014
I Pray that the Family finds Comfort and Strength!
God Bless!
Sherita Greene-Lowe
April 28, 2014
Kim and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember your mom from many, many, years ago, back when you were a modeling student with Mable Bailey. I was a store manager in the old Columbus Square mall, and I would always choose you to model for my store(Merry Go Round).You were such a sweetheart and so was your mom...may she rest in peace and may your memories of her bring comfort to you during this difficult time.
Anna "Tudi" Cowling-Chaffin
April 28, 2014
Oh my God!!! My heart is truly broken and I am in total shock at the news of the passing my dear friend, Sara. I just found out this news today, after her service, had I known, I would have been there to say goodbye. I spent quite a bit of time on the phone with Sara during the birth of the twins, and she was so proud of them. We had made a date to get reunited (we were classmates and majorettes). Oh my God, this will take a while for me to get over this shock. She was such a lovely, beautiful person inside and outside. My condolences to Kim, her mother, Mrs. Starr, her grandbabies and the rest of her family. Rest in peace my dear friend, Our reunion will now be in Heaven!
Minnie Colvin-Moore
April 28, 2014
May the love of God comfort and strength the entire family.
Ella Mullins
April 28, 2014
My sympathy to the family for your lost.
peggye edwards
April 28, 2014
Will miss you Sarah. The Lamar Family, Albany State Classmate(Eddie, Johnny, Jimmie, Bennie and Robert Lamar.
April 28, 2014
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, She will not be forgotten.
Shirley Jackson
April 28, 2014
Kim, sorry for you and your family's loss. May God strengthen you all during these times.
Sheron McDuffie Rose
April 28, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
George Warren
April 28, 2014
I am deeply saddened by the news of Ms. Sarah passing. Kim, my heartfelt condolences go out to you, Ms. Star and the rest of the Porter family. I haven't seen you or your mom in many years, but I do remember how she would squeeze my cheeks in church. She was such a nice person and will be truly missed. May God bless and keep you and your family.
Tonya Smith-Brown
April 28, 2014
MY CONDOLENCES GOES TO CLASSMATE KIM PORTER AND FAMILY, SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS
April 28, 2014
My condolences to the family.
Gloria Jackson
April 28, 2014
My sincere condolences goes out to the Porter & Combs family .
Ally Kimporterdaily
April 28, 2014
Lovely homegoing for a lovely and sweet lady...my condolences to all the family......
Yolanda Buchanan
April 27, 2014
Abraham Ross Jr.Frances(Wife),Mrs. Blanche Ross,(Mother),Sisters and Brothers of Alvin Ross our heartfelt condolences are with Sarah's Family.
April 27, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Michael Jackson
April 27, 2014
Rest well dear cousin, you will forever be in our heart...
Yolanda Pitts
April 27, 2014
May God Gentle touch Rest Upon You Forever. Psalm 121:I will lift up mines eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help, my help comes from the Lord which made heaven and earth......
Rev. Lane Ogletree-Battle and Family
April 27, 2014
Kim and the Porter Family, May God give you strength and peace that passes all understanding. Your mom was a beautiful and sweet Spirit. I remember when she would bring you to dance lessons at Gayle Humphries studio. She loved you so much! Just know that she is always with you and thank God she got her wings and is at peace with Jesus. God bless you and know we are praying for you and the entire Family.
Harriet Stephens
April 27, 2014
Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. May God give you comfort and strength. Cynthia Thomas Terrell
April 27, 2014
My condolences go out to the entire family. Kim, I am truly sorry for your lost. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
Tracey Smith-Duncan
April 27, 2014
Gone to soon Ms. Porter you will be missed. My prayers are with the Porter family.
April 27, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to the family. May God be with you.
Donald DeVillars
April 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great mom, surrogate mom, friend and confidant. May God continue to bless u all.
Meredith
April 27, 2014
My sincere condolences goes out to the family of Sarah. She was a warm sweet person who made you feel welcome when in her presence. My prayers are with you for strength.

Mary Jane Cannon Brown
Mary Brown
April 27, 2014
My sincere condolences and prayers for your loss. May the family continue to find strength in The Lord with sweet memories shared of Sarah. Peace and Love to you,
Toni Booth-Comer
April 27, 2014
I worked with sarah as a juvenile justice specialist. She was such a kind hearted person. She truely be missed. May God comfort her family and friends.
tonya shiflet
April 27, 2014
To the family, You are all in my prayers. R I P ! Sarah.

class of 1966
Annie Mckinney
April 26, 2014
Will always remember our talks.....RIP MEMA....
April 26, 2014
May GOD be with your family at this time. I remember her from coming to assist the teacher when we had something at our (Kim) school. I am here for the family.
Karen Brunson
April 26, 2014
To The Porter Family,
I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman and true friend . Sarah will be missed by myself and many Spencerians who were accustomed to her being in attendance at the yearly homecoming games or festivities that gave honor to our school.
Let us remain loyal to one another as Sarah was to many in the spirit of love!!!
You will be missed Sarah ,the lady who never met a stranger !!!

The Family of ,

John Wesley Thomas III
April 26, 2014
I was so sorry to hear that my line sister in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority had passed away. May she rest in peace in the ivy beyond the wall. God bless you all. Line sister, Phyllis Jones
April 26, 2014
I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to the family and friends of my 1966 classmate. You will be remembered as a warm hearted and nice person.. May God be with the family as you grieve for your loved one.
Warren Myles
April 26, 2014
My condolences go out to your family, Kim. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and will forever be missed.

-MaBelle Austin & Family <3
April 26, 2014
Kim sorry about your mother keeping you and your family uplifted in prayer.
Sherry Dotson
April 26, 2014
So sorry for the loss of a great person and family member , Kim May God give you strength, and to my aunt Lila and the family you all will be in my prayers
Sylvia Young (Starr)
April 26, 2014
Sarah you will be missed very much
Jesse Jones
April 26, 2014
My prayers go out to the entire family .. God bless
Fletcher Hewell
April 26, 2014
I am truly sorry for your lost Kim, your mom was a Angel. If you ever need to talk. Just call me 706 341-6650. Your childhood friend
tony abrams
April 26, 2014
So sorry for your lost. I met her at her restaurant in 2001. Great Lady
Lorene Graves
April 26, 2014
Kim, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was such a beautiful and warm-loving person. I pray for you and your family's strength during such a difficult time. May God Bless you all!
Angela Justice
April 26, 2014
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Porter family at this time. May God's peace sustain you at this difficult time

Tim And Vivian Woodson
April 26, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
audrey ross knox
April 26, 2014
Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.
James 4:8
April 26, 2014
I love you Mima. Thank you for being a great friend and family to my mom. I will miss you and we all love you. The world lost a great person.
TS3
April 26, 2014
OUR PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY.
PAT BOHANNON & FAMILY
April 26, 2014
Ms. Porter was simply a beautiful person inside and out. We worked as Juvenile Probation officers together and I viewed her with the utmost respect. She was so real and she could be so funny and straight forward at times that it was startling. I know she is in God's Hand. I will miss you Ms. Porter.

Scot Forte
April 26, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Marion Austin Chaney
April 26, 2014
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
A.Laura Perry Johnson
April 26, 2014
I am so very, very sorry to hear of Sarah's death. I met her years ago when she briefly bowled in the league in which I bowled. I later visited her home for dinner. She came to my home for dinner on an occasion. She was most gracious always. My sincere condolences to her family. May wonderful memories and God's grace sustain you at this time.
Laura Lowe
April 26, 2014
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Sandra Jones Brooks and Family
April 26, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Charlotte Austin Sowell
April 26, 2014
A beautiful light extinguished. My condolences to Sarah's family.
Linda Doleman
April 26, 2014
From Sarah's Spencer High School Class of 1966, Condolences and heartfelt sympathies are extended to each one of you. God has received an Angel and a virtuous woman with a very pretty smile. Whenever, where ever you saw Sarah, she always had a smile and a conversation to share. We know that her memories will always be in your hearts. RIP our classmate, you will surely be missed.
April 26, 2014
Sarah was a very warm and caring person. Forever, I will have beautiful memories and thoughts of her...her love lives on.
Brenda Morris
April 26, 2014
We have fond remembrances of Sarah from school in Columbus. Spencer was a special experience for us and Sarah made it even more special because she was beautiful, smart, talented and loving. Whenever Sarah entered a room, the light became brighter. God bless her family who now must learn how to miss her sweet spirit.
Sandra (Dennis) and Johnnie Cannon
April 26, 2014
So sorry about the loss of your love one. God will give you strength and comfort as you go through this.
Bernice Hill-Young
April 26, 2014
We were saddened to hear about the lose of your daughter and mother Sarah. Our condolences are with you and the family and all who new her
Marvin & Mariah Barnes
April 26, 2014
I knew you for a brief time. I remember it being magical. such a beautiful spirit. Let his holy will be done. Condolences to the family.
Darnell Little
April 26, 2014
May God Rest and Bless your loving spirit. Our prayers go out to Cousin' Tut and the family, love you, Peace!
Bill and Liz (Nippa) Little
April 26, 2014
Condolence and prayers are with Sarah Porter's family. May you find your strength in the Lord. Love Inez Evans and Family
Inez Evans
April 26, 2014
Condolences to the family of Sarah Porter.
Sarah will certainly be missed.

Sincerely,
Jed Harris
April 26, 2014
Praying that God will throw His loving arms around this family and comfort them during this time of bereavement.
Sheila Green-Williams
April 26, 2014
Be at peace Spencerian. Your smile and grace will be remembered.
Thaddeus Toby Turner
April 26, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Rest In Peace Sarah.!!!
Emma Perryman & Family
April 26, 2014
Such a beautiful lady with such a beautiful spirit. Sarah and my sister were very close high school friends. She will truly be missed. To God be the glory for sharing this special lady with her family and friends.
Gail Franks
April 26, 2014
RIP Sarah; A very beautiful person, with a kind and sweet disposition. Her enchanting smile will be remembered always!
Dr. James McTyre, Jr.
April 26, 2014
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