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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Sonja Porter

Sonja Roxanne Porter (Briggs)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 1972 - Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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IN MEMORY OF
SONJA ROXANNE PORTER
March 22, 1972 – June 18, 2020

Sonja Roxanne Porter, the DUI Diva of Oklahoma, entered into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 18, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. She was born March 22, 1972 in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was the wife of James A Porter III; mother of Jozef Donovan Porter, Sean Christopher Porter, and Mikayla Rose Porter. She was preceded in death by daughter, Charity Porter.

She is survived by her Parents Leora and Frank M Brigg; her brother Anthony Briggs, beloved sisters-in-law and their spouses, Candice and Michael Bowles, and Stacey and Brian Culver. nieces, Faith and Grace Bowles, and Nora and Vivian Culver and nephews, Michael and Jacob Bowles and Creed and Barrett Culver. She is also survived by her in-laws, James and Monna Porter. She also leaves behind many Friends and Professional associates.

Sonja was a criminal defense attorney specializing in DUI defense for 20 years in Oklahoma and previously was employed first as an Assistant District Attorney in Oklahoma County. She then joined the law firm of Fabian and Associates and eventually opened her own practice. She has earned many awards for her accomplishments in her legal profession. Sonja was also very active with her church, Harvest Hills Baptist Church, working and teaching children and coaching volleyball and basketball for the students in Harvest Hills Christian School. She earned her 1st Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and studied the Korean language. She was an amazing wife, mother, advocate, teacher, and friend.

We are comforted knowing that Sonja is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Life is a journey and she has reached her destination.

Viewing will be Wednesday, June 24th from 4PM until 8PM at the Vondel L Smith & Son Mortuary, 13125 N MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73142.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 25th at 11AM at Faith Bible Church "Old Sanctuary" , 600 N Coltrane, Edmond, OK. Burial will be at Spring Creek Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
Flowers will be accepted at Vondel L. Smith Funeral Home Wednesday June 24th.

Charitable Donations may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation or Trinity Legal Clinic of Oklahoma.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary North
    Address
    13125 N. MacArthur
    Oklahoma City, OK 73142
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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Edmond Faith Bible Church
    Address
    600 N. Coltrane Road
    EDMOND, OK 73034
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  • Interment

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Spring Creek Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    14300 N County Line Rd
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73142
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Bambi Hora

Posted at 06:54pm
I just saw the obituary today as I was catching up on my newspapers. Jim and kids I am so very sorry for your loss.
I first met Sonja when we were in law school together and enjoyed every encounter with her since then. She was always full of life - her smile and laughter is what I'll remember most. Sonja was so dedicated to serving her clients and making sure that everyone had fair representation. as well as making an impact on legislation that involved them.
I know she fought a great fight - she did everything she could to remain on earth as long could for each of you. Know that you all were her world and she loved you beyond measure. While not physically here, she will always be with you in spirit.
She will be greatly missed by all whose life she touched..
LP

L. Scott Pejic

Posted at 06:41pm
Porter family, we are so very sad for your loss. Please accept our condolences. I had the privilege of meeting your mother/wife at legal seminars for NCDD. She was a great public speaker I gave all of us so much courage to do what we do. Seeing Sonja work so hard and do so well while battling cancer was very inspirational to all of us. God Bless.
BM

Brian K. Morton

Posted at 06:31pm
To Jim and your family, I am unable to fully express the emotions I have encounter over the past week upon hearing the news that Sonja had lost her battle with cancer. As you know she and I got to become good friends during our many trips to the State Capital in our feeble attempts to convince legislators that they were about to pass un unconstitutional law. Then the numerous hours spent working on the lawsuit and subsequent oral argument. I can tell you that I would not have been able to do that on my own. Sonja did a wonderful job on that case, and her confidence when we appeared before the Supreme Court really settled my nerves and put me at ease. It was an honor to work with her and to be recognized both Nationally and at the State level for our work. I will miss getting to discuss the law with her and the wisdom she provided, but it pales in comparison to the loss to your family. May God provide comfort to you all. Respectfully, Brian Morton.

David Prentice

Posted at 02:43pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Sonja was a good friend and mentor to me for many years. She always helped me any way she could. She was brilliant, and used her talents and gifts to honor the Lord and serve others. She will be severely missed by so many. Our prayers are with the Porter and Briggs families. May you know God's grace and love now more than ever.

Regina Miller

Posted at 11:32pm
We are so sorry for your loss. I know that her leaving has left a big hole that will never be filled. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family and comfort you. Prayers for you and yours.
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