Joan Huffman Porter, age 79, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional.

She was born June 22, 1939 in Wilkes County to James Wayne and Edith Beshears Huffman. She was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro. Ms. Porter was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Charlie Huffman.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharri Porter and husband Stephan Lackey of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Jennifer Foster and husband Chad, Ryan Lackey all of North Wilkesboro; and brother, Jerry Huffman and wife Lydia of Boone.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Triplett officiating. Burial will follow in Welcome Home Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 12:00 until 1:00 on Saturday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Care, PO Box 984, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or to Wake Forest Baptist Health & Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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