Gone too Soon: Tragic Accident Takes The Life of Promising Young Cyclist Nasir Porter

Family and Friends of Nasir Porter Release Balloons to Pay Homage to His Life

Nasir Porter, 21, transitioned on July 16, 2022, due to a tragic motorcycle accident on the Route 33. Nasir was enrolled at the Northland Workforce Training Center studying Mechanical Engineering Technology and was working as a screen cloth operator at Derrick Corporation.

A young man full of life, love and respect, he will be remembered for his infectious smile, politeness and easy going demeanor. He was dedicated to serving, especially to his family, as he was very family oriented. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his parents, Danielle Sharp and Rashawn Porter, maternal and paternal grandparents, brothers, and a host of close family members and friends. 

On July 23, his family and friends gathered and shutdown the Route 33 just before the Best St. exit, for a prayer and balloon release. This was to honor and pay homage to his life, that was cut short, as they mourned in the very place where his life was tragically lost. The shutdown lasted no more than 20 minutes, and thankfully no one was injured, and no emergency vehicles were prohibited. They peacefully gathered, slowed traffic down, and even allowed some traffic through. It was well organized and tastefully done.  

Nasir’s service was held Tuesday, July 26 at Greater Refuge Temple, 943 Jefferson Avenue, officiated by Elder Timothy Sanders. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May His soul rest in the eternal fields of Heaven. #LongLiveNasir S.C