On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Henry Lee Gorham entered into eternal rest. Henry fought a valiant fight and faced his battle with strength and courage. Henry was born February 9, 1951 in McRae, Georgia to Mary Carroll and Timothy Lee Gorham whom both preceded him in death.
Henry Lee Gorham was affectionately called “Baby Doll” by many, was known and appreciated for his God given artistry of drawing and painting.
Henry had received many honors and had been the recipient of many proud moments. His first artistic accomplishment was made in grade school when classmates began purchasing his art, using sheets of writing paper to bargain with.
Henry graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1984, earning the Associates in Art degree with a major in Visual Communication.
Throughout the years, Henry’s art has been enjoyed by many people. Through his art we can all think about how life used to be, and gain a sense of pride in knowing that our rich Southern heritage will be preserved in the paintings of Small Grove, Georgia.
Henry was a member of Centilla Missionary Baptist Church, McRae-Helena, Georgia, but he was not a stranger to the other churches in the community.
Henry leaves to cherish his fond memories his wife, Nekia Brantley Gorham; his children, Trina Gorham Wright, Priscilla Gorham, Felicia Gorham, and Gabriel Gorham; grandchildren, Fantasia, Savon, Doryan, Ashlen, Tylon, Erionna, Brylen, Amina, Ckylen, Zanay, and Jessilyn; siblings, Patricia Carroll, Josephine Carroll, Rufus Carroll, and Ralph Carroll; father – in – law, Napoleon Brantley Jr.; sisters – in – law; Wondera Brantley, Francellia Brantley, Erika White (Turk), and brother – in – law; Napoleon Brantley III, close friends; Morris McMillian and Rodney Doctors, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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