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Helen  Porter Whitaker
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Obituary for Helen Porter Whitaker

DURHAM -- Helen Porter Whitaker, 91, died as she lived, surrounded by love, July 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Julius "Bug" Whitaker; grandson, Jay Wesley Whitaker; father, John Bunyan Porter; and mother, Mary Brooks Porter.

She is survived by children; Mark Whitaker and wife Jae; Kim Whitaker, Robin Whitaker and wife Regina, Amanda Gregory and husband Brian, and Kelly Whitaker; grandchildren, Joey Whitaker, Paul and Ethan Whitaker, Taylor and Camden Gregory; her loving brother, Boyd Porter; loving nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. The funeral service will be held 1p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at Immanuel Baptist Church, Hillandale Road, Durham, with burial following at Maplewood Cemetery.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Immanuel Baptist Church

3610 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


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