Chandra Portis

June 1st, 1966 to May 29th, 2021

Chandra (Lisa) Francine Portis, 54 of Indianapolis, IN went home to be with the Lord on May 29th, 2021. She was born June 1st,1966 in Detroit, MI. to her mother, Doris Shropshire, of Detroit, MI and to the late Preston Portis Sr. of Port Huron MI.

At an early age, Chandra accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour. During her childhood years, she was a member of St. John Baptist Church (Smith Creek) under the Pastoral leadership of Pastor Howard Ware. As an adult, she was a faithful member of New Hope Tabernacle Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Apostle William T. Nichols.

Chandra began school at Memphis Elementary and later graduated from Port Huron High School in 1984. She worked as a long-time caregiver and home health aide. Chandra was crowned Women of the Year in Port Hurons “People’s Choice Award in 1991. She enjoyed shopping at her favorite store, Costco, watching her favorite show “Law and Order” and especially making memories with her children and grandchildren. She adored her family and had a way of making sure each and every one one knew how special and loved they are.

Chandra married Douglas A. Jones Sr. on June 8, 1985. To this union was born, Stephanie (Ronald) Jones-Billings, Kimberly (VaToria) Manawat, Douglas (Ashanti) Jones Jr., Christie’n Mycal Jones and Lisa (Quashawn) Gentry, all of Indianapolis, IN. Chandra was blessed with six bonus children, Anginene Riser of Killeen, Texas, Chantel (Frankie) Riser of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dale Riser of Killeen, Texas, Karen (Kofi) Adasani-Pipim of NJ, Melodee Jones, and D’jan (Aaron) Vallini of Marion, NC. She will also be fondly remembered by her 16 Grandchildren, Miyah, Razhon, Lela, Na’Zaria, Zion, Na’Caria, Khamari, Kimylah, Shylece, Kadiss, Autumn, Kingsley, Quavon, Dallas, Serenity, and Kem.

Chandra loved all her siblings, Marlene Riser, Reginene Riser, Charlton Riser, Preston Portis Jr., Jonas (Roni) Portis, Anthony Portis, John E. Price Jr., Julia Price, Mary (Marcus) Williams, Roslyn D. Brooks and Ruth Portis.

She is preceded in death by her father, Preston Portis Sr.; her sisters, Darlene Riser, Reginene Riser, Roslyn Brooks and Ruth Portis; brother, Elihu Cobb (Portis); and a special grandson, baby D’haryon Jones.

Chandra will be loving remembered by her sisters by another mother, Karen Jones of Port Huron, MI, Kimberly Miller-West of Port Huron, and special friends: Lisa Cathey of Port Huron, MI, Denise McCormick of Port Huron, MI., and Patrick D’Angelo of Indianapolis, IN. and host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in New Covenant Life Ministries, Port Huron with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m..

Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery, Kimball Township.

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