Leona Redden

Leona Redden

Tuesday, September 17, 1929 Friday, February 1, 2019

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Obituary for Leona M Redden

Leona May Redden, at the age of 89, joyously entered the gates of heaven on Friday, February 1, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on September 17, 1929 in Wilmington, Delaware to the parents of the late John Porter, Sr. and Emma Porter.

Leona was the second oldest daughter of seven sisters and eight brothers. She attended the Wilmington Public Schools where she graduated from high school.

She spent over 30 years in the cleaning business. Leona was a faithful employee of Colton Cleaners.

In 1963 she was joined in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, the late Dalton R. Redden. Together they raised two beautiful children, Glenda and Anthony.

Leona was a dedicated member of Friendship Baptist Church where she was a member and a part of the Mother board for many years.

Leona is preceded in death by her siblings, Marguerite Redding, Vivian Washington, Shirley Johnson, Emma Minus and Clinton, Charles, Norman, Hilton and John, Jr. (JP) Porter.

Leona leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Dr. Glenda Townsend; one son, Anthony Redden; six grandchildren, Anika, Seneca, Anthony, Domonique, Antwain and Maurice; four great grandchildren, Tene’, Rain, James and Quentin; three sisters, Helen, Anna and Fannie Porter; two brothers, Herbert and Alfred Porter; 76 nieces and nephews; cousins, Ludie Kidd, Mary Kidd, Helen Lomax, Will Kidd and Rochelle Gray all from Washington, DC; and a host of other relatives and friends, especially Mrs. Irene McNeil.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friendship Baptist Church
    530 E. 4th St
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    Saturday, February 9, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friendship Baptist Church
    530 E. 4th St
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    Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Reception

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 |
    Friendship Baptist Church
    530 E. 4th St
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    Saturday, February 9, 2019
    Immediately following the service

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Delores, Dawn, Holly, Joy, Kisha sent flowers to the family of Leona M Redden.
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Anika Townsend

Thank you for all that you have taught me throughout my life. I can still hear your voice every single day. You were so special to me. Thank you for loving me.. and for loving my kids. I love you more than words can say.
From your ONLY granddaughter
Comment | Posted at 01:33pm via Condolence


I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
Comment | Posted at 12:16pm via Condolence


To Porter Family:
Our deepest sympathy you have in the transition
of your love one, may " GOD " comfort you at
this time,
from ; Dixon Family
Comment | Posted at 09:00am via Condolence

Anthony Redden

You showed me what UNCONDITIONAL love is, & I Thank you.
I will LOVE & MISS you until the day I die.
Comment | Posted at 01:30am via Condolence

Anika Townsend

Tony, This is beautiful
Posted at 01:34pm


We are truly sadden to hear of your passing. Thanks for the memories at Friendship Baptist Church, in which I learned we were related. Sleep in paradise auntie. You will sadly be missed by all. Keeping your family in prayer
The Henderson Family. πŸ™πŸ™
Comment | Posted at 08:11am via Condolence

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