YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A homegoing celebration service will be 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2022 at F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Edith A. Porch, 71, of Columbus, who departed this life on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. 

Edith was born March 2, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio to James Porch and Alice Mae Porch. 

Edith was the second to oldest she had four siblings James Howard Porch, Sylvester Henry Porch and Viola Porch.

Edith spent some time living in Alpharetta, Georgia with her son, where she worked at the Waffle House but her main job most of her life was taking care of her kids and her grandbabies. She also raised her two nieces, Jackie and Charlene Porch.

She enjoyed singing and listening to anything Motown. She also was a really great cook and would feed anyone in the neighborhood who was hungry. She would open her doors to runaways or anyone who didn’t have a place to stay. She enjoyed spending her days watching her stories, The Young and The Restless and Guiding Light and drinking her coffee. She loved her family and was known for protecting them at all cost. She also was a Christian and a believer in Jesus Christ. She enjoyed laughing and being around her family and she will be truly missed.

Edith leaves behind to cherish her memories her sons, Franklin Porch of Scottsdale, Arizona and James Porch of Houston, Texas and daughters, Angela Porch of Columbus, Ohio and Jackie Porch of Youngstown, Ohio. She also leaves her brother, James Howard Porch of Austin, Texas; her daughter-in-law, Tenesha Thomas of Youngstown Ohio; our favorite auntie, Carol Jean Clayter of Columbus, Ohio; nieces, Alice Porch of Columbus, Ohio and Cora Jean Clayter and her nephews, Micheal J. Porch of Columbus, Ohio and Tyke Porch and Shawn Porch, of Chicago, Illinois. Edith was extremely blessed she leaves behind 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Her legacy will live on.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her children, David Charles Porch, Delbert A. Porch, Elisa A. Porch and Charlene Porch and her siblings, Viola Porch and  Sylvester Porch. 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2022 at the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.

A television tribute will air Monday, October 24 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.