Dorothy C. Porter was born through the union of William and Ruth Cotton on December 18, 1923 in Bardstown, Kentucky. She was one of 11 children. She was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age in the Catholic Church. Dorothy received her secondary education and graduated from Bardstown High School. After completing her education she met and married William Phillip Porter of Lebanon, Kentucky, who preceded her in death. Of their union was born 3 sons, William “Goot” (Beverly), who preceded her in death, Joseph “Joey” (Joyce), Albert, and 1 daughter Katherine.
Dorothy “Dot” worked at Nazareth College as the nun’s aide for over 30 years. Upon retirement, she began a new career in the Community Action Association as a “Grandmother” in the Louisville Public School System. She was a gifted seamstress who specialized in quilting as well as a phenomenal cook. Dot was known as a social butterfly who had the gift of gab. You could always find her sitting at the kitchen table talking and laughing or trying to get a poker game going.
Dot was extremely family oriented. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She instilled in them that education was the way to their future. She had a strong spiritual belief and was a member and participant in the prayer group at St. Monica church in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Dorothy was called home to be with the Lord on August 8, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memory her siblings Rosemary (Clarence), Harry (Fern), James (Sarah), Charles (Elizabeth), and Roxie; children Katherine, Joseph, and Albert; daughter in-law Beverly Ann; grandchildren Gerard, Kia, Jenne’, Ashley, and Tangela; great-grandchildren Kiyala, Cecil “CJ”, Amaya, Jordan, and Alana and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close family friends.
She was preceded in death by her son William Jr., brothers Jasper, Jessie, William and Albert and sister Margaret Elizabeth.
Services will be held Wednesday August 16, 2017 at Mary Queen of Peace, 4005 Dixie Hwy. Louisville KY. Visitation begins at 9 AM with funeral service promptly at 10 AM. Interment will be at Lebanon National Cemetery beginning at 1:30pm. Please remit any flowers or acknowledgements to Mary Queen of Peace.
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