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Joan Denham Port

December 5, 1945 — October 7, 2022

Joan Denham Port

Joan Denham Port, 76, passed away Friday Oct. 7, 2022. 

Joan was the eldest daughter of Guy & Bertie Denham and grew up in St. Francisville, La.  She graduated from St. Francisville High School, and in later years became a graduate of Louisiana State University. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Guy Denham and Bertie Bourgoyne Denham; husband, Robert R. Port; and Grandparents Matthew & Anona Bourgoyne.  Survived by her daughters, Rayn, Shelby, Tara & Crystal, her sister Kay Bourgeois, as well as 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Joan was a dedicated Army wife, avid crafter, loving homemaker, and retired school teacher from West Feliciana Parish High School where she also mentored and instructed JROTC.  She was a mentor to many students, grandchildren, and youth that came in her path.  She was fiercely loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Thursday October 13, 2022 at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nathan Castleberry officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery.

The service can be seen at

Ingram Funeral Home, 210 Ingram Ave., Cumming, GA in charge of arrangements.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory

210 Ingram Ave, Cumming, GA 30040

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