Billy Porter Mourns Mother’s Death In Heartbreaking Tribute: ‘Forever In Our Hearts’

Billy Porter is mourning the passing of his “loving mother,” Cloerinda Jean Johnson Porter-Ford. The singer and actor shared the heartbreaking news in a touching Instagram tribute on Feb. 29, writing, “With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving mother, Cloerinda Jean Johnson Porter-Ford. We were right beside her when she took her last breath, wrapped in our arms. Mommy lived life to the fullest despite physical limitations pressed upon her. She was the personification of true Christianity and her unconditional love is a template that the world could benefit from employing. Her example is what we continue to strive for. We are heartbroken she is no longer here with us, but find solace that her suffering has ended. Her fight was long and hard—she did it with grace and integrity. Mommy will remain forever in our hearts as she continues to guide us from above, as she has done on this Earth. From Labor to Reward.”