Obituaries - Oct. 24, 2008

Porter Nelson Cartledge

Porter Nelson Cartledge was born Jan. 24, 2008, weighing 1 pound, 12 ounces, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

He died Oct. 20, 2008, peacefully in his sleep. Beyond all of our expectations, Porter fought for his life every day. He was growing, though slowly, and would tell us everyday how he felt about this or that. From the day he was conceived, he did nothing but fight. It was an amazing testament to watch him love everyone around him. And how he was loved in return.

We were celebrities everywhere we went, and yet, we still met more people who loved him every day. We are having two services. We are requesting that everyone wear YELLOW to the Memorial Service on Saturday -- a color of sunshine and light -- to celebrate Porter's life.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Ga., 30542.

The Memorial Service will be Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m., to noon, at Morrow Presbyterian Church, 6171 Huie Drive, Morrow, Ga., 30260.

In lieu of flowers, we're asking that donations be made to Challenged Child and Friends at P.O. Box 5758, Gainesville, Ga. 30504. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, (700) 967-5555, www.memorialparksouth.com.