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Effie Mae Porter

Effie Mae (Robinson) Porter passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at her home in the Liberty Morris Community.  Effie was born to Daniel and Jennettie Robinson in Daisy, Oklahoma on September 3, 1919.  She weighed only three pounds at birth and was not expected to live more than a few days.  Eighty nine years later she passed peacefully into eternity having fulfilled her earthly mission in a most wonderful fashion.  Effie met Paul Eugene Porter while picking cotton and they were married on October 6, 1937 in Okmulgee.  She was the last surviving member of her generation of Robinsons and Porters and she joyfully anticipated her reunion with her Mother and Father, three sisters, three brothers, all her in-laws, kinfolk and friends that had gone on before.  She was especially eager to be with her husband Paul once more and forever.  Effie never, in all her many years, had an enemy or an adversarial relationship with any person because she had room in her heart only for love and concern for others.  Effie was a talented artist and her many paintings reflect her unique perspective on a beautiful world.  She loved to crochet and her wonderful creations of colored thread helped clothe generations of babies and her caps, bedroom slippers, sweaters, ponchos, and afghans kept family and friends warm and fashionable.  If you ever left Effie’s house hungry it was not her fault.  She loved preparing and sharing delicious meals with all who stopped by for a visit right up to the very last day.  Effie is survived by eight loving and grateful children and their spouses; Donna Faye Woods and husband George; Arthur Porter and wife Margareta; Mary Joyce (Vicki) Hensley and husband DeWayne; Tom Porter and wife Jaree; Venecia Hodge and husband Ken; Ron Porter and wife Kathy; Paulette Cossey and husband Bob and David Porter and wife Janice.  She is also survived by twenty two grandchildren, thirty eight great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren and many, many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.  Effie and her family wish to thank her Doctors and health care nurses; Tammy, Lisa, Berney, Starr and Carrie for their loving concern and care during her last days.  They were a great comfort to her and she always enjoyed and appreciated their visits.  Funeral services for Effie will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at the Liberty Baptist Church.  Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Ward, Jeremy Porter, Charles Deeringwater, and Pastor Ron Lindsey.  Interment will follow in the Morris Cemetery.  Casketbearers will be Randy Woods, Scott Woods, John Paul Porter, Kendal Hodge, Christopher Porter, Nathan Porter, Aaron Porter, Joey Cossey, Jeremy Porter, and Chuck Nelson. The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home chapel.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.  Online condolences may be sent at