Sara "Sally" Williamson Porter

November 11, 2018

CHARLOTTE - Sara “Sally” Williamson Porter, 66, of Charlotte passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 11, 2018 surrounded by her family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Sister Williamson. Sally was born January 17, 1952.

Sally is survived by her loving husband, Rick, her two sons, Bryan and his wife, Nicki, and Neal, and her three adorable grandsons; Davis, Henry and Jacks.  She is also survived by her three sisters, Buffa Short, Gaye Kester and Vivi Anderson and her husband, John, six nieces and nephews and eleven great nieces and nephews.

Sally was born and raised in Charlotte and attended Myers Park High School and North Carolina State University.  She and Rick married in 1975.  Sally loved to cook and play tennis and be with her family.  She claimed her two boys were her greatest achievements and they meant the world to her. 

Sally loved spending time at their home in Blowing Rock and especially loved the many friends she met there.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, November 15, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at 2516 Monet Terrace. The memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.  A reception will follow the service in Oxford Hall at the church. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Dan Haggstrom for his expertise and care he gave to Sally and our family over the last nine years.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1002, Boone, NC 28607.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Susie and Rob Gretz

    Please accept our very warm and sincere condolences for Sally's passing on...
    We know that she is indeed in a happy and peaceful place ~ And though we haven't seen Sally in quite a long time...
    Her picture brings joy to our hearts while remembering how vibrant and loving her soul was ~
    May peace be with her today... and always.

  • Walker Jordan

    Rick, so sorry for you and family. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  • Dixie Vanderwerff

    I am so sorry for the families loss. Sally was a beautiful person in every way. She was brave and so very kind. She had a way she of lifting everyone’s spirit. I will miss her.
    Dixie Vanderwerff

  • Betty Cox

    Dear Rick and Family, Please know how heartbroken I was to hear about Sally. She was always kind and uplifted me so many times during Michael's illness. Many prayers for you and the family. God Bless.