Joann Catherine Portis(Pingenot), age 65, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born on December 8, 1953, in Iowa to Joseph & Betty Pingenot. She is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Roosevelt Portis; her children: Antwon Portis, Catayna Portis, and Rochelle Portis; her 8 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Portis in 2008.

She graduated from Washington High School in Vinton, Iowa with the class of 1972.

Joann was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Sauk Village, Illinois.

A viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sauk Village, 22240 Burnham Avenue, Sauk Village, IL. The funeral will be on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sauk Village. Burial will follow the service at Memory Lane Memorial Park, 6305 W. Lincoln Highway (US 30), Crown Point, Indiana. Please contact the funeral home, Memory Lane Funeral Home, for further information (219)

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