Jacqueline 'Jackie' Leigh Porter

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Jacqueline "Jackie" Leigh Porter, age 66, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Fayetteville, WV.
Born in Beckley, WV, on April 8, 1953, she was the daughter of the late James Maurice Porter and Juanita Goins Porter.
She is survived by her son, Joel Bennett; her brother, James Porter, and his wife, Marsha; and a nephew of North Carolina.
Jackie would often sing and had a bright sense of humor which she always said came from her father, Maurice. She had many hobbies, loved arts and crafts, and would paint and decorate often.
Although she lived in several states, she spent the majority of her life in southern West Virginia and was able to share many of the experiences she had with her son, Joel, who became the light of her life. Some of her family's most treasured memories include the summers spent together at the family's summer home that they called "the camp" in Summers County, WV.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 7, 2019 on the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home. The family will gather with friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Blue Ridge Funeral home & Crematorium has the honor of serving the family.
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Jenna Misiti
Sep 07, 2019
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Joel Bennett
Sep 07, 2019
Words can't express how I miss you and how much love I'll always have for you Mom. You're my everything. I'll cherish our times and stories together. I've learned so much from you and continue to do so. The good times and the bad, I owe you so much credit to the person I’ve become and want to be.

You've made me a strong person, but loosing you is one of the hardest things I've ever had to go through. Time will help heal, but I won't ever forget how happy you've made me. How much fun we've had. I have so many memories of you waking me up singing to me, making jokes and laughing. You would sing "We're off to see the Wizard", "You are my Sunshine", "the Mike & Maty show intro" and many oth
...ers that made me feel embarrassed as a kid sometimes on the way to school, but its funny how these memories have become some of my favorite treasurers of you.

You taught me so many things; important life lessons, my morals and values, to be more spiritual, many talents, and hobbies and you would encourage me to always do better every time I saw you, but most importantly you would always tell me to be happy. Do what makes you happy. I'm trying Mom. Growing up with you, everyday was an adventure, and I'm thankful and lucky to have had you as a Mother and I'll miss our talks.

I wish I had spent more time with you these past few years. It's hard to comprehend you're really gone, that it's final. I keep feeling the urge to just give you a call and you'll be there. It feels as if you're still here with me and I hope that's true. I hope to see you again someday Mom. I love you with all of my heart.
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Joel Bennett
Sep 07, 2019
Words can't express how I miss you and how much love I'll always have for you Mom. You're my everything. I'll cherish our times and stories together. I've learned so much from you and continue to do so. The good times and the bad, I owe you so much credit to the person I’ve become and want to be.

You've made me a strong person, but loosing you is one of the hardest things I've ever had to go through. Time will help heal, but I won't ever forget how happy you've made me. How much fun we've had. I have so many memories of you waking me up singing to me, making jokes and laughing. You would sing "We're off to see the Wizard", "You are my Sunshine", "the Mike & Maty show intro" and many oth
...ers that made me feel embarrassed as a kid sometimes on the way to school, but its funny how these memories have become some of my favorite treasurers of you.

You taught me so many things; important life lessons, my morals and values, to be more spiritual, many talents, and hobbies and you would encourage me to always do better every time I saw you, but most importantly you would always tell me to be happy. Do what makes you happy. I'm trying Mom. Growing up with you, everyday was an adventure, and I'm thankful and lucky to have had you as a Mother and I'll miss our talks.

I wish I had spent more time with you these past few years. It's hard to comprehend you're really gone, that it's final. I keep feeling the urge to just give you a call and you'll be there. It feels as if you're still here with me and I hope that's true. I hope to see you again someday Mom. I love you with all of my heart.
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Robin Meadows
Sep 04, 2019
When visiting my brother, Tom at Kyle's, I would always visit Jackie too. Got to know and like her. We would talk about our love for Jesus and the difference He made in our lives. Prayers for her son Joel and family
Charles Farley
Sep 04, 2019
So sorry to hear about your passing. I was related to your dad. I had lived on Grove Ave in Beckley in the early 70's. God bless your family.
Michael Della Mea
Sep 04, 2019
Jackie was always pleasant and friendly. She had no pretense. I graduated with her in 1971 and remember her throughout the high school years. She is with God now and so shall she Rest in Peace and Love.