Veronica “Jill” Porter (nee Roby), 50, passed away peacefully August 16, 2021 following a long and difficult battle with a lifetime of health problems, especially over the last six months. She was surrounded by her loving family as she entered Heaven.
Born in Akron, May 11, 1971, Jill lived most of her life in Suffield. She graduated from Field High School and went on to Akron University. She was a loving mother who enjoyed attending both of her son’s sporting events. Jill was a compassionate registered nurse working at Akron City Hospital and was devoted to her patients. She retired due to severe osteoporosis.
One of Jill’s greatest pleasures in life was when she began her second career of being “GiGi Jill” to her two beautiful grandchildren, Gabby and “Brother”. She was always happy when caring for them. Jill also enjoyed cooking, going to Myrtle Beach, watching football and other sports, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
She is preceded in death by former husband, Kevin Porter; grandparents; cousin, Dan; and friend, Lee Watson. Jill is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Rae Porter; son Dylan Porter (Allie); beloved grandchildren, Gabriella Rae and Kevin Timothy; mother and step-father, Kathy Roby and Mark Pollock; father and step-mother, Bill and Jackie Roby; brother, Bill Roby (Penny); sister, Carrie Roby; nieces, Kathryn, Eva, and Annabelle; devoted best friends, Lori, Schar, Tracy, Cyndi and Monica; many other friends; aunts; uncles; and cousins; and her faithful dog, Wrangler.
Private services will be held for the family. Jill was compassionate, beautiful, and very much loved. She will be deeply missed. Her family would like to thank Dr. Mark Smith, the doctors and nurses from ICU at Akron City Hospital, especially Stephanie who looked after her until the end and all of the other doctors who cared for her over the years.
The family suggest memorials be made to the Randolph/Suffield Food Shelf, 2643 Waterloo Road Mogadore, OH 44260 or to the Suffield Paramedics, 1256 Waterloo Rd, Mogadore, OH 44260.
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