obituaries

Lorraine C. Porter, Age 59

Lorraine C. Porter was a chapter leader at PS 6 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for the last eight years. Lorraine was a licensed high school physical education teacher for 36 years and held a license in administration and supervision. She was appointed to PS 6 in 1992 after teaching health, math, science and physical education to various grade levels in multiple Brooklyn schools. Throughout her career, Lorraine was a volunteer coach for girls’ track, basketball and volleyball, and boys’ varsity basketball — all sports she excelled in, with the addition of tennis.

A humble, kind, intuitive, lifelong learner, Lorraine was born in St. Louis, MO on March 18, 1957 to Leroy and Vernell Porter. The family migrated to Harlem and eventually settled in Brooklyn, New York. She is survived by her husband, Wyatt Cheek; daughter, Taja; mother, Vernell; brothers, Leroy Jr., Norman, Howard; several nieces and nephews; a host of extended family; friends and her cherished dog, Berkley.

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