Annie Katherine Williams Porter was born on December 19, 1931. She was the second child born to Samuel Williams and Ella Faulkner Williams. She was born in Hattiesburg, MS, where she attended local schools and graduated from Eureka High School. At an early age, Annie Katherine professed her belief in Jesus Christ, and was baptized in Hattiesburg, MS. In 1962, she joined Mr. Erie Baptist Church, and she remained a faithful member for over 58 years until her passing.
In 1950, she married Frederick James Porter, Sr., and this union produced three children: Ronald William (Anna & Phyllis), Frederick James, Jr. (Kathy & Glynis), and Carol Denise (Garry). The family held residences in Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Alameda before settling in San Diego. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death.
Over the years Annie Katherine held various positions. In her early years, she worked as an aide at Knox Elementary and later as store merchandiser at Anita’s boutique. In later years she left the work force and dedicated her time as a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.
Annie Katherine will be remembered as a caring woman with a great sense of humor and a big tender heart. She enjoyed venturing out to eat and fellowship with her OLG peppermint-eating church bench mates (Catherine, Mary, Lishie, and Ethel). She often opened her home to entertain her family and friends. Dancing, birthday serenades, the Padres, and bragging on her family were her favorite pastimes. She was a believer in family; she loved each and every one of them unconditionally.
On January 25, 2020, Katherine took God’s hand and answered the call to come home. Our Earth Angel will be remembered by all who loved her.
Annie Katherine will live in the memories of those she loved: her daughter Carol Denise Porter-Odom, of San Diego, CA; her brothers Donald Williams of Chicago, IL, Greg Williams and Rev. Michael Williams of Birmingham, AL; her sisters Arthurine Story & Carry McNeely of Chicago, IL; Marcia Williams of Sacramento, CA, & Wendy Williams of Birmingham, AL; her grandchildren – James (Sonya), Angela, Ayana, Omar (Nichol), LeVar, Laron, Cedric, Charisse, JeNelle, Jameel & Jared; 26 great-grandchildren; a host of great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and bonus family members, (Maxine, Valerie W, DeAnna and Kathy M); her Mt. Erie Baptist Church family; and many, many dear friends.
Visitation will be held at on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Mt. Erie Baptist Church located at 511 S. 47th Streets, San Diego, CA 92113. The funeral service will began at 12:00 Noon Tuesday, 11, 2020 also at the Mt. Erie Baptist Church. The interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery immediately following the Funeral Service..
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