Elva Porter

Published 2:34 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Elva Jo Boyd Rogers Porter, 88, passed peacefully away on Oct. 22, 2020, surrounded by her family at her former home in Bogalusa.

She is survived by three children — a son, Jeffery Boyd Rogers Sr. and his wife, Donna Landrum Rogers; a daughter, Marsha Ruth Rogers; and another son, David Wade Rogers. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeffery Boyd Rogers Jr. and his wife Shannon Rogers, John David Rogers, Jessica Lynn Rogers Lankford and Jordan Kate Vidrine; great-grandchildren, Jeremy James Rogers, Preston Fury, Jude Smith and Austin Walter Rogers; and her siblings, Walter S. Boyd, Lennie Sue Boyd Carhart and Freddie W. Boyd. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Toxie Hall Rogers; son, Todd Alan Rogers; her parents, Walter Schuyley Boyd and Elva Jones Boyd; and her second husband, Richard Rand Porter.

Jo raised her four children, staying home as a housewife. She was active in ESM Methodist Church and the lead soprano soloist for 54 years, a proud accomplishment. Toxie and Jo got actively involved in the antique business, opening shops in Rio and Bogalusa, along with setting up at two different markets in Louisiana and Mississippi.

She was a lifelong resident of Bogalusa. Toxie and Jo square-danced with the “Jeans & Queens” for many years, with her writing the newsletter that was published in The Daily News. She was also a seamstress and also catered events, being a very good cook.

She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, Mom.

A memorial service will be held at a later time. Brown-McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.