Emma Porter Wright, 96, peacefully passed on to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Tuomey Medical Center, Sumter. Born January 24, 1918, in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late David Porter and Anna Anderson Porter.
Emma was a graduate of Morris College and preceded to be an educator in the Florence County School System, where she worked until her retirement in the 1980’s. She was very active in her home church, Antioch United Methodist Church, where she served as president of the United Methodist Women, chairperson of vacation Bible School and member of the Senior Choir. She was also one of the founding members of the Sheppard Center located in Sumter and a member of Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting and traveling.
She is survived by: her daughter, Gilda (Donald) Wilds of Sumter; her siblings, Mercina Porter Butler, Edward (Pretto) Porter, Ernest (Hattie) Porter, all of Sumter, Marion T. Porter of Warner Robins, GA, Lafayette Porter of Fredericksburg, VA; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Gary-Porter of Batesburg-Leesville; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Webster Wright; her parents, David and Anna Porter; her son, Eugene Porter, and a brother, Reo Porter.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 a. m., from the Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Lawrence Canty, pastor, eulogist.
The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 953 Rebecca Cove, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church for viewing at 10:00 a. m.
The procession will leave from the home at 10:20 a. m.
Floral Bearers will be United Methodist Women and family.
Pall Bearers will be nephews.
Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Park, Sumter.