Porzia L Micou

Born: Sat., Jun. 4, 1983
Died: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Nov. 07, 2017
Location: Pentecostal Cathedral Church Of God In Christ

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 07, 2017
Location: Pentecostal Cathedral Church Of God In Christ

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  One of God’s angels, Porzia Lorena Micou, precious to all who knew her, peacefully and bravely transitioned from this life into Glory on November 1, 2017 at the University of Chicago Hospital surrounded in love by her dear family and friends. Porzia was the daughter of Bernita “Bitsy” Johnson and Londale Micou. She was born on June 4, 1983 in Merriville, Indiana. Porzia was the mother of two kind, intelligent and beautiful daughters, Anika and Alyssa. Porzia adored her girls and they were her pride and joy. 
  Porzia’s life purpose and greatest work was to nurture and educate children of all walks of life. She was also a women’s activist, mentor, and advocate for fellow cancer warriors. She was loved by many and she never met a stranger. 
  Porzia was raised in South Bend, Indiana. Our daughter, sister, mother and aunt began her formal education through the South Bend Community School Corporation. She attended Benjamin Harrison Elementary, Navarre Middle School and John Adams High School. Porzia also attended Vincennes University, Holy Cross College and completed her certification in Montessori Education at Indiana University of South Bend. She excelled as a teacher and mentor to many children at the Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes and Center for the Homeless where she transformed the early childhood program. She taught by example, led effortlessly and provided guidance to her students and parents with her gracious loving spirit. 
  Porzia was truly a gift from God to her family and the community she served. Porzia was a brave soldier in her battle with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and wanted all women to fight and to be an advocate for early detection. She displayed a determined spirit with God, her family, and unceasing prayer for a medical cure. 
  Porzia met the love of her life and fiancé Addam Franklin who lovingly stood by her side to the end. Porzia will truly be missed by her parents, Bernita “Bitsy” Johnson of South Bend, Indiana and Londale Micou of Dallas, Texas, her two loving and caring daughters, Anika and Alyssa who she treasured and loved with all of her heart and soul; sisters, Amika Micou, Laurance and Maya Osun, Breana Micou, Sasha Micou, Qiawni Micou, Shakeela (Howard) Micou-Beasley; brothers, Jason Micou, Corin Micou; paternal grandparents, Henry and Sophie Micou of Lewisburg, Tennessee; aunts, Charles and Marcella Lottie of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Carol Micou-Anderson of Lewisburg, Tennessee, Minnie “Peaches” Williams, Brenda Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia; uncles, Cornelius (Bud) Johnson, Jr. of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Carlos Johnson, Dennis (Traci) Johnson, Kenneth (GiGi) Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona, Todd and Leticia Johnson, Jerry and Dora Woodard of Calumet City, Illinois, Elder Cordale and Alesa Micou of Jackson, Tennessee; maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Snow-Johnson; special mother-in-law Renee Franklin of Chicago, Illinois along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and god-parents, Archie and Joanne Donaldson.
  Porzia was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Cornelius Sr. and Eddie Lee Johnson and her paternal grandfather Deacon Wilson Johnson, Sr, maternal great-grandmother, Annie W. (Bethel) Phillips-Alston.
  A very special thank you to her dedicated sisters and fiancé who traveled the highways to spend time with her as she battled her fight, the Secret Sisters Society, River Bend Cancer Services, Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes, the South Bend Center for the Homeless, Lutheran Social Services, Fort Wayne, Indiana and University of Notre Dame for all of the support and love.
  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ with viewing from 10:00 a.m., to 11:00 a.m.
  Arrangements entrusted with Alford's Mortuary. Visit our website to sign family guestbook at: www.Alfordsmortuaryinc.com

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   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
Dear Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. It’s never pleasant when you lose someone you love in death, it seems as though your whole world is turned upside down. Losing your loved one and not having that one in your life anymore can be very devastating. It is my hope that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. I like to share this scripture with you, John 5:28, 29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus] voice and come out, … to a resurrection of life ….” What a joyful day that will be to see your dear loved one again. It will be a reality.
For more information please go to jw.org. Sincerely,

Jennifer Przybylski
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
My heart is broken and I am devastated. I can not begin to imagine the pain and sorrow that your close family is feeling right now. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with every one of you. You probably don't know me well, but Porzia talked about you guys all the time and I feel very close to you. She was a wonderful, kind, loving, patience, and strong woman. I admired her greatly. Our classroom will never be the same without her. God bless you all. With love and affection, Mrs. Jenny

Barbara Modos
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
It is with sincere heartfelt sympathy, I offer to you and your families. May her soul join the angels and escort her to heaven's door! I worked with Amika at Notre Dame, and I want to give you my sympathy!

Sidney Johnson
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will comfort your family and that he would send you his peace that surpasses all understanding. Please know that you are loved and prayed for.

"And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you." John 16:22

Sidney & Jordan Johnson

Lori Heise
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
Anika and Alyssa, I am so sorry about your mom. She was a special lady. I always admired her passion as a wonderful mother and educator. She will be greatly missed.

Peggy Hammock
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Dear sweet, sweet Anika and Alyssa. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. The Lord must have needed another Angel. There is no more pain and suffering in Heaven. My prayers that God will grant you Peace......Miss Peggy

Mark Redding
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
My condolence to the Johnson and Micou family on the lost of your beloved
daughter , neice , and mother . May God give you strength , courage and
comfort today and forever more

Laura Shamp
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family at this time.

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