August 19, 1954 - June 12, 2010
Betty Florence Emerson ? Porter was born August 19, 1954 in Somerville, TN.She received her early education in the Humboldt City School System where she excelled academically. Betty was a well rounded person and would often throw her hat into a hot conversation regarding politics and would conclude by saying ?now let?s talk about something else.? She enjoyed sports activities and played basketball for the Stigall High School Hornets. She also had a love for music and was a proud flutist for the Stigall High Marching Band.Betty was always a hard worker as was evident in her EXTREMELY neat house keeping. She had many years in retail, but after marrying, decided her love for homemaking was fulfilling. Much like her mother and maternal grandmother, she loved vegetables, especially the green ones. The only thing that made the vegetables better was a plate of hot fish with good old hot sauce ? The Hotter The Better.Ben and Betty were married on Sweet Heart?s Day, February 14, 1992. She found great pleasure traveling across the U.S. and cheering for their favorite teams during football season. You always knew where to find them on Big Game Days ? In front of the T.V.Betty enjoyed taking pictures and capturing memories to share and enjoy later with other family members and friends.She was also a very strong and was strong willed woman, but finally had to succumb to her very long struggle and battle with cancer.Saturday, June 12, 2010 9:30 AM God said ?ENOUGH.?Betty was preceded in death by one brother, Anthony Henderson of San Diego, CA.She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Ben Porter, Sr., her loving parents, James and Olesta Emerson of Humboldt, TN; four sisters, Joanne Waddell of Memphis, Janice Gillespie (Louis) of Brentwood, TN, Casaundra Emerson of Jackson and Lou Helen Buie (Melton) of Chicago, IL; three step-sons, Ben Porter, Jr (Kim) of Houston, TX, Bertram Porter (Neverlyn) and Barrone Porter (Nichol) all of Memphis, TN; one step-daughter, Adrienne Porter of South Haven, MS; three brothers-in-law, Dwight Ingram, Rochester Ingram and Lester Ingram all of Memphis, TN; twelve step-grandchildren, six step great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
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