Obituary for Francine Leilani Porter 

Francine Leilani Porter, age 77, passed away on August 18, 2022 at 9:08 PM.  It was a peaceful transition thanks to the compassionate care of The Hospice House staff.

Born on October 20, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii to the late Billy Joe and Sarah Lindley Langford.  Francine proudly served in the US Navy.  She was very energetic and loved to laugh.  She used to say, “Laughter is good for the soul”.  She also enjoyed music and singing.  In 2017 she re-dedicated her life to Jesus and from that day forward, she spent every day studying her bible, taking notes from her favorite television pastors, and soaking up the truth in God’s Word.  She also enjoyed walking at The Reservoir Park and going to the gym.  She was very proud of the Anytime Fitness Awards she received during her membership.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Meri Louise Milton.

She is survived by daughter, Leilani Renee Medlin (Greg) of West End; sister, Sharon Diane Kinnear (Chris) of Texas; two granddaughters, Kristina Renee Medlin and Heather Ann Medlin; three great grandchildren, McKayla Renee, Madyson Noelle and Joel Davidson Ronald Greg(aka JD) and several nieces and nephews: Jami, Brian, Jack, John, Morgan, and Andrew.  She loved them all.

Graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday, September 1st at 2:00PM at the Sandhill’s State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake for family and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to assist with funeral expenses.  Please contact the family directly for more information.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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