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Obituary:

Helen Ray Sisson Porter of Athens, Alabama.

Born: November 8, 1944 in Columbus, Mississippi to Henry Raymond Sisson and Jewel Bernis Webb Sisson.

Age: 75

Died: Sunday, April 5, 2020, at her residence.

Private Graveside Service: At Asbury Cemetery in Millport, Alabama.

Survived By:

Husband: Don Porter

Daughter: Susan (Mark) Kearley

Son: Steven (Sharon) Porter

Grandchildren:

Grace (Alex) Johnson

Emily Porter

John Kearley

Sadie Porter

Daniel Kearley

Kristen (Prentice) Chandler

Great-Grandchildren:

Penelope Dugger

Silas Chandler

Kinley Swinney

Morgan Swinney.

And a host of Cousins, Other Relatives, and Friends.

Preceded In Death By:

Parents: Henry Raymond Sisson and Jewel Bernis Webb Sisson.

Grandparents: William Thomas “Tom” Webb and Alli Velma Robertson Webb

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to one of the following organizations.

Home

https://www.alabamachild.org/main/locations/birmingham/

https://www.boystown.org

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Limestone Chapel Funeral Home, Athens, AL., directing.

#Personal Note from the Author, Judith Webb Mays: Helen Ray was my second cousin, more like my first since she was just slightly older than me. Her mother, Jewel Webb Sisson was my first cousin. I loved them both so much. In later life Helen Ray and I were separated by only miles but I will never forget her sweet voice and kind manor. We saw each other a lot when we were young. My daddy, my mother, my little brother, Don, and I would go visit Uncle Tom and Aunt Velma in Columbus and we always had such a good time. Henry would show us his huge Pecan trees and we were in awe by them. Uncle Tom would take us to the Propst Park only a short walk from their home. Those were good times! I will miss you but you will be in my heart as long as I live. Love you, Judy

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Ms. Jewel Bernis Webb Sisson, age 96, of Athens, Alabama, formerly of Columbus, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, November 25th, 2014, at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday evening, November 28th, 2014, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home, with viewing, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29th, until time of service at the Asbury Methodist Church, Southeast of Vernon, Alabama, on highway 9, Millport, Alabama. Burial in Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery.

Jewell Webb was born July 19th, 1918, in Crews, Alabama, to the late William Thomas “Tom” and Velma Roberson Webb. She was raised in Oklahoma and moved to Columbus, Mississippi after graduation. She married Henry Sisson in 1942. Since her husband’s death January 20, 1998, Jewell has resided in Athens, Alabama with her daughter and son-in-law, Helen Ruth and Don Porter.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen Ruth Sisson (Don) Porter; 1 granddaughter, Susan Porter Kearley, of Huntsville, AL.; 1 grandson, Steven Porter, of Hanceville, AL.; 5 grandchildren, Grace, Emily, Joy, Sadie, and Daniel; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Raymond Sisson; her parents, William Thomas “Tom” and Velma Roberson Webb; and her grandparents, Charles Anderson “Charlie” and Dora Ann Hilburn Webb, and James O. and Julia Etta Cunningham Sisson.

(Author’s Note: Jewell was just one of a handful of first cousins left to me, (and my second cousins and others with whom I am also close in age and love dearly). I did not get to see Jewell as I should have for several years but I thought of her often. As my sisters and I have grown older and our younger brother went on to be with The Good Lord, I would like to draw our dwindling family closer but alas, that is not God’s Plan, only my dreams…Just sharing, thanks for listening, Judy Webb Mays)

Limestone Chapel Funeral Home, Athens, AL., in charge of arrangements.

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