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Kay Porter Eason

December 17, 1954 — November 14, 2023

Kay Porter Eason

Gastonia – Kay Porter Eason, passed away on November 14, 2023 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Gaston County, on December 17, 1954 to the late Gerald Leroy Porter and Elizabeth Inez Abee Porter. She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James Clyde” Jimmy” Eason, Jr., her son Jason Eason, siblings, Randy, Theresa, Bernice and Jerry Porter, II, her in-laws, James Clyde Eason, Sr. and Naomi Johnson Eason Mauldin

She was a member of Soul’s Harbor Tabernacle. Kay was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and family. Kay played softball and volley ball.

Kay had worked for Ticaro many years ago; she later worked at CMC, Charlotte and Toyota of Gastonia.

Kay is survived by her son, Dennis Eason and wife Leigh of Gastonia; grandchildren, Lizanne Vermett, Justin, Kayleigh and Cameron Eason, Jalyn Eason; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Brantley, Colten, Hayven and Cayson and the twins, Maddox and Madden; her sister, Cheryl Terry; sister-in-law, Betty Eason (“Sissy”) Chambers and husband Reverend James Chambers; dear and special friends, Debbie Brooks and Estelle Price and many others, and many special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 17th at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home.   Celebration of Life Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18th at Gaston Memorial Park, Garden of Peace with Pastor James Chambers officiating.

Memorials may be made to Soul’s Harbor Tabernacle, 271 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia, NC  28042

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.


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Past Services


Friday, November 17, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation

2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054

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Graveside Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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