OSCEOLA JOHNSON PORTIS, age 89, of the Kinterbish Community of Cuba, Alabama, passed March 24, 2010 at 6:58 a.m. at Regency Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from Grants Chapel CME Church, Cuba. Rev. Izea Blanks, pastor, delivering the eulogy. Interment follows in Larkin Cemetery. Mrs. Portis will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. Scheduled visitation for family and friends is Wednesday evening (March 31st) from 3-6:00 p.m. at the Weatherly Chapel. On Thursday morning the funeral cortege will leave from the Portis residence, located at 145 Portis Street at 10:45 a.m.
Those left to cherish precious memories are: Nine (9) children- Jeanette (Fred) Walker, Winogene Pointer and Hilda Portis, all of Chicago, Illinois, Lonzie (Mae Frances) Portis, Jr., Cusetta, Ala., Vernan (Bobby) Ward, Montgomery, Ala., Shirley Portis-Clayton, Jackson, Ms., Gwynn (Johnnie) Coats, Cuba, Ala., Iris Portis, Demopolis, Alabama and Travis (TaiJuana) Portis, Franklin, Tn; twenty-two (22) grandchildren; forty four (44) great grandchildren and four (4) great great grandchildren; six (6) sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews,cousins and other relatives and friends who loved her dearly.
WEATHERLY FUNERAL HOME, York, Alabama, under the direction of Jacqueline Studdard Weatherly, entrusted with all funeral and burial service details.