Portia Golloh


News of the birth of Miss Portia Norvise Golloh was welcome with shouts of joy and celebration on the beautiful day of July 4, 1989. Portia was the second of four children born to Dr. Anku Golloh and the late Mrs. Helen Korkor Golloh. Portia had such a wonderful childhood, growing up in the company of her siblings.

Portia attended the Christian Home School in Dansoman, for primary and middle school education, between 1993-1997. She moved on to the Forces Basic School in Burma Camp, where she completed her middle school education. Portia proceeded to Saint John’s Grammar School for high school education. Her time there was brief as she had to relocate to the USA.

In the USA, Portia continued her high school education at Horizon Science Academy and graduated with distinction. She gained admission with a full scholarship at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she studied Political Science. During her years of study at the University, she travelled to Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom for exchange programmes.

Portia graduated from Miami University with honours. She aspired to become a lawyer and soon gained a fantastic opportunity to intern with Adusei Law Group after Graduation. Portia also worked at JP Morgan Chase as Senior Operations Specialist and later Client Services Representative. She also pursued her insurance license. After obtaining her insurance license, Portia was so determined and hardworking that she became a Life, Health, Property & Casualty insurance agent for the State of Ohio.

After working for about three years, she enrolled at Georgetown University in D.C, where she obtained her Paralegal Certificate. With this certification, she was able to secure a job as a Paralegal with PAE and the US Attorney’s Office at the Department of Justice. She loved her job and enjoyed working with the Attorneys and all her colleagues. She recently became a Notary Agent for the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth State of Virginia. Portia was preparing to start law school in the spring until her sudden demise.

Portia was a woman of character, wise, compassionate, helpful, full of love and had a heart of gold. She was a supportive sister, daughter, auntie, and friend who stood firm for everyone at all cost. As an auntie to her only and darling niece – Genesis-Valerie, Portia sacrificed tremendously for her. Portia, as most of her friends will attest, was openly pleasant to others and as a friend, she made you feel you were the only special friend she had. Her sense of humour and personality drew people close to her. She was a loving person, giving her all to whomever, especially when they needed help. The greatest thing was that she was a woman of faith. She loved and served God with all her heart. This was evidenced in her service in the house of the Lord and to people of all backgrounds. She shared the love of God in her actions and interactions. Portia was a rare gem because she had everyone’s interest at heart before hers. Her charitable and selfless spirit were divine gifts. She was an overcomer because she testified of the goodness of God in her life. Portia left the world too soon as she had so much to give to the world. Nonetheless, we are proud to say that she fought a good fight, finished the race, and indeed kept faith and hope alive (II Tim. 4:7). Portia, we miss you dearly! However, we are comforted, knowing that you are in the good hands of your maker and reunited with your dearest mother. Rest well, Till We Meet Again.

Visitation 8:30am and Funeral 9:30am Saturday, September 24, 2021 at Christ International Community Church, 4245 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Union Cemetery.


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