Sylvia Ireland Porter, 76

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Sylvia Ireland Porter, 76, passed away peacefully in her home on January 29, 2016, after battling pancreatic cancer.

She was preceded in death by her son, Kelly Reinhardt, and her beloved Kimberly Porter. She is survived by her husband, Jack Mitchell, her daughter Andrea Porter Thorne, as well as her granddaughters Amber and Chrissi Thorne.

Sylvia was the shining light that set any room she entered aglow. After the passing of her daughter Kimberly, she worked to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and devoted herself to caring for sick children in her neighborhood. She was a marketing representative for many years, and, because of this, never met a stranger.

A memorial service will be held at the Helene Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility, at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, Ga., 30312, on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Helene Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility.

Rest eternal, grant to her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.