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Albertus Porter
Jun 17, 1942 to Dec 26, 2017

 

 
Albertus “Samuel” Porter, 75, departed this life on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at his home. Born June 17, 1942, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Alfonso Porter, Sr. and Lottie Peoples Porter. He was better known to family and friends as “Sammy”. Albertus attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Ebenezer High School, Dalzell. At an early age, he joined Antioch United Methodist Church, where he served until he joined the United States Army but because of his health condition, he served for a short period of time. He later moved to New Jersey where he met and married Elaine Wright. Later he moved back to South Carolina and attended Canty Memorial Church of God in Christ and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. In recent years, he returned to Antioch United Methodist Church. He was a member of a traveling quarter “The Golden Five”. He leaves behind a wife, Elaine Wright Porter; two daughters, Towanda (Daryl) Durant of Greenville, Gwendolyn Porter of Atlanta, GA; three sons, Albertus S. Porter of Atlanta, GA, Kevin Porter and Patrick Porter, both of Sumter; twelve grandchildren; three brothers, James Porter of Toledo, OH, Birnie D. Porter of Sumter, Milton A. (Patricia) Porter of Hopkins; four sisters, Ruby D. Day of Toledo, OH, Frances E. (Roosevelt) McCollough of St. Helena Island, Anna P. Long of Sumter, Geneva Porter (Kenneth) Chadwick of Forestville, MD; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of his sister, 5590 Goshan Road, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017, 2 p. m., from the Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Raymond Cook, Jr., pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 1 p. m. The procession will leave the home of his sister at 1:20 p. m.
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