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George Washington Tillman Portis

February 25, 1932 — March 13, 2015

George Washington Tillman Portis

To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

The sudden unexpected death of Brother George Washington Tillman Portis.  Leaving the family with heart felt sorrow, which cannot be expressed only God knows and can repair a broken heart.

Brother George Washington Tillman Portis was born on February 25, 1932 to the late George Washington Tillman and Clara Williams in Cromwell, Alabama.

He worked for Simsco, Inc. until retiring. He joined the Macedonia Missionary   Baptist Church in 1999 under the leadership of pastor Richard Kidd, Sr. George was a strong well respected man.

George earthly journey ended on March 13, 2015 at his home.

George was preceded in death by his: parents; five children: Wafley, Douglass,   Donald, David, Darren; one grandson: Adaly Dailey, one brother: Sam Tillman.

George leaves to cherish his memories: A loving and devoted wife of 64 years:    Addie Lee Portis, Columbiana, AL; two sons; Reverend Steven Portis, Stan (Crystal) Portis; one daughter: Carla Portis; one god-daughter: Melinda (Demien) Garrett; two daughters-in-law: Ivy Jean Portis, Dora Portis; one sister: Gertrude Parker; one sister-in-law: Missourri Lee; 10 grandchildren: Douglass (Laurie) Portis, Santanna Portis, Savannah Portis, Charleisa Martin, Ethan Portis, Isreaelle Portis, Maleigha Portis, Forever Portis, Daly Dailey, Trystan Portis; five great-grandchildren: Damien Portis, Donovan Portis, Ramiro Palomino, Emma Cisneros, Izabella Cisneros; one special nephew: Vernon Lee; two nieces: Sue Harris, Velma Maddox; close friends: Willie (Queen) Roper, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Past Services


Friday, March 20, 2015

1:00 - 8:00 pm

Sunset Memorial Chapel, Inc

Childersburg, AL

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Starts at 12:00 pm

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

Columbiana, AL

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