PORTER, Gertrude E., 99, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away July 9, 2012 at Weirton Geriatric, Weirton, WV.
She was born December 29, 1912 in Buchtel, Ohio to the late James R. and Florence Wilson. She was a homemaker, a minister's wife, a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Church, Steubenville, Ohio.
She relocated to Brooke County, West Virginia in the 1920s, and survived the Great Depression working at the Eagle Manufacturing Company. Gertrude met her future husband of 56 years at a church by the mighty Ohio River. She wed the Rev. Lewis C. Porter on June 1, 1935. In 1954 they founded the United Pentecostal Church of Wellsburg, West Virginia at which they pastured for 32 years. "Buddy" as they affectionately called each other departed 21 years ago. Gertrude has fought a good fight and kept the faith, she will not only receive her reward, but now be with her "Buddy."
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Rev. Lewis C. Porter Sr., one son Lewis C. Porter Jr., four brothers, six sisters, and one great-granddaughter. She is survived by three daughters Barbara Fisher and Emory of Wellsburg, WV, Marilyn Turner and Ronald of Blacksburg, VA, and Deborah Liston and Bradley of Wellsburg, WV, one brother Charles "Woody" Wilson and Irene of Weirton, WV, one special sister-in-law Cleo Wilson. Seven grandchildren Loralea Kirby and Todd, our Loving Angel Teresa Glover, and Bob, Danny Porter, Kimberly Turner, Lisa Gregory and Derrick, Jason Liston and Jadon Liston and Mary, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one special niece Doris Fox of Pensacola, Fla. and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV. There will be a visitation Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, 255 N. 5th St., Steubenville, Ohio, with Pastor John Kotsanos officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, WV. Special thanks to Weirton Geriatric and the nurses at Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be made at reasnerofwellsburg.com.