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Crystal Yvonne Tatum-Porter

July 30, 1965 — December 6, 2023


Crystal Yvonne Tatum-Porter was born in Akron, Ohio on July 30, 1965 to Mr. and Mrs. Ransom and Julius Tatum. She passed away peacefully on December 6, 2023.

Crystal is preceded in death by her loving parents, mother Julius Corrine Tatum and father Ransom Spencer Tatum Sr and her dear brother, Derek Alexander.

Crystal is survived by her caring husband Pierre Porter. Crystal also leaves sisters Teresa Tatum, Lamonica Tatum, Sharon Chambers, Carla Tatum and brothers Ransom Tatum Jr., Jerad Tatum Sr., Edgar Chambers and brother in law Christopher Gibson to cherish her memory. Along with a host of family and friends.

Speacial thanks to the Chatman, Magruder, Blue, and McIntyre-Allen Families

Crystal was fun to be around. She loved to sing and had the most beautiful voice; gifted from God. She just never got the opportunity to pursue it. Rest in peace, our beloved.

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
Crystal's repass will take place Saturday December 16, 2023 from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Summit Lake Community Center 380 W. Crosier St Akron, OH 44311.
Condolences can be sent to 881 Saxon Ave Akron, OH 44314
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Crystal Yvonne Tatum-Porter, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, December 16, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Summit Lake Community Center

380 W Crosier St, Akron, OH 44311

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