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April 18, 2024

Sadie Nance Porter

Sadie Nance Porter

Sadie Nance Porter, 86, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Atrium Health CMC in Charlotte.

Born on March 24, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Mitchell and Litha Marlowe Nance.

Sadie was a much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was always there when anyone needed her help, advice, or just a caring shoulder. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Besides spending time with her loved ones, she enjoyed working outside in her beautiful yard. She had a green thumb and could make anything grow. She loved sightseeing, nature, and animals. Sadie was a member of the Taylorsville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for many years and her faith meant so much to her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Porter; a son, James Harris, Jr. (Skipper); four siblings, Cora Resare, Lora Moore, Hubert Nance, and Norman Nance; and four half-siblings, Ora Johnson, Nora Anthony, Capitola Irvin, and Isaac Baker.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Sherry Harris and Sandy Harris; a son, Michael Harris; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Kern, Jason (Cheri) Klaver, Matthew Ester, and Nicole Harris; five great-grandchildren, Brayden and Brielle Kern, and Zachary, Tyler and Wyatt Klaver; four siblings, Garlene Shawver, Bill Nance, James Nance, and Jerry (Judy) Nance; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2022, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Taylorsville. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory. The body will lie in state from Noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent to

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Sadie Nance Porter.


  1. Bill Young on October 17, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Had such a fun time working with her and Garlene. Friday oct 14 th. Working on painting her garage and the storage building outback. All three of us were busy scraping paint chips off of the building and going over it with a wire brush laughing and picking at each other, On a nice warm sunny day. Before I left we painted the entrance door to the garage just to see how good it was going to look and she was so happy. Going to really miss her. PS. I think she loved my chocolate walnut cherry fudge, more than anyone.

    • Sandy Harris on October 19, 2022 at 8:59 pm

      She was excited to get it painted. She was a lot of fun. And I’m sure she loved the fudge. It sounds good.

  2. Jermi Little on October 18, 2022 at 9:43 am

    She was always the best of friends with my grandparents, Glenn and Carolyn Little. I have the fondest memories of her always laughing and joking with them, and she was always nice to me as a kid. Her son Michael used to play basketball with me and was a good well rounded player as well. I hated to hear about her being gone, she is from a loving well respected family.

  3. Marlene Spencer on October 19, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    My precious friend. I’m really going to miss you, you are sleeping for now but soon Jesus will wake you just as he Lazarus. We will see you in paradise. My deepest sympathy to all the family i know your hearts are hurting. Johnny and I send our condolences and love.

  4. Kathy Bunn on October 19, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Such a beautiful and sweet lady. Always made us feel welcome and cared for. May Jehovah give comfort to all your broken hearts.

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