Adrian Jashawn PorterOctober 9, 1996 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 21)
A celebration of life will be 2:00 PM, Sunday at Macedonia C.P. Church in America with the Reverend Tracy Seltzer officiating and inhumation to follow in Sterrs Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. Public viewing will be Friday from 3-7 and Saturday from 10-4 at Reynolds Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5-6:30 at Moulton Heights M.B. Church.
Adrian Jashawn Porter was born to Nicole Taylor and Adrian Porter on October 9, 1996 in Decatur, Alabama. He confessed faith in Christ at the age of eight years old and remained a faithful member of Moulton Heights M.B. Church.
“AJ” graduated from Austin High School in 2016. During his time there he was a member of the Black Bears Football Team and Track Team. He also participated in JROTC for a short time. While attending Moulton Heights he was a faithful member of the choir and eventually started working in the sound room. During his high school years he was employed at Sonic’s Drive-In on 6th Avenue until spring 2017. After graduating he got a second job at Walmart Neighborhood Market where he made many friends and had such an impact on so many strangers. Adrian possessed a beautiful, infectious smile, and a kind generous heart. He had such a sweet spirit; to know him was to love him.
Adrian was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Lorene Stewart, Nelson Stewart, and Thomas and Lucille Tucker.
Adrian leaves to cherish his memories: his parents, Nicole and Brandon Taylor of Decatur and his father Adrian Jeffery Porter of San Antonio, TX: his sisters, Brittney Taylor of Decatur and Kairi Porter of San Antonio, TX; his brothers, Will Taylor, Decatur and Jayden Porter of San Antonio, TX; grandparents, Deborah Washington, Forrest Tucker, Willie and Mary Taylor all Decatur, Gloria Estrada (Del Rio, TX) and Donald (Danette) Porter (San Antonio, TX), great-grandparents, Allean D (Louis) Reid and Joe (Ann) Porter of Decatur, aunts; Angela Washington of Decatur, AL, Deirdre Bowie of Auburn, Danielle Porter of San Antonio, TX and Stephanie (Phillip) Williams of Abilene, TX, Apryl (Keith) Leggit of San Antonio, TX and Amber Nunley of Del Rio, TX ; uncles, Cecil Washington of Decatur, Dustin Bowie of Atlanta, GA, Brandon Tucker and Isaiah Tucker of Pensacola, FL, Alex( Shalaun) Porter of Houston, TX and Donald Porter Jr. of San, Antonio, TX; great-aunts, Annie Joe Wodruff, Jean Tucker, Pasty Thorne, Felica (Ronnie)Tucker all of Decatur; great-uncles, Alfred (Reshonda) Tucker of KY, Jerry (Bessie) Tucker, Thomas James Tucker Jr., Henry Tucker (Queen) all of Decatur; great-great aunts, Doris Jones, Dora Tucker, Carrie Tucker all of Decatur and Elizabeth (Al) Scott of Hempstead, NY and Freda Tucker of Memphis, TN; special aunt, Ruth Scruggs (Billy) of Decatur He also leaves a host of special cousins (The Tucker Crew) and devoted friends.