Hope Yvette Gorham, 67, of Bloomfield, CT, loving mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, and friend, departed this earth on Monday, January 9, 2023, after battling ALS, to go to her heavenly home. She was born on August 2, 1955, in Hartford, CT, and was raised in East Windsor, Connecticut, by her parents, Viola G. Davis and James Y. Davis, Sr. Hope graduated from East Windsor High School in 1973.
After graduating High School, Hope was employed with Pratt and Whitney for over 20 years. Her passion for caring for individuals with special needs inspired Hope to change her career to Day Care Provider and Home Healthcare/Companion. She continued in this field for over 25 years until her retirement.
On May 26, 2012, Hope was ordained as an Elder of Mount Bethel Church of God EHT. She took her responsibilities as an Elder seriously and was committed to serving to the glory and honor of God. Leading by example, demonstrating a true reflection of how to live a righteous life. Hope was an avid praise worshiper who loved singing praises to God and was a mighty intercessory Prayer Warrior. She was a Sunday School and Bible Study Teacher and taught New Member Classes. Hope was also a committed fund raiser for the church ministries, especially the church building fund.
Hope will be remembered for her special macaroni & cheese and string bean dishes. She loved spending quality time with her loved ones but especially with her children and her grandchildren. You could depend on Hope to tell you exactly how she felt. She would always take the time to listen, offer words of encouragement, and pray in times of need.
Hope is survived by her son Jerome Gorham, daughter Lynette Easmon (Juantray), son Tyshon Gorham (Tiffany), and Daughter-in-Law Cheryl Gillespie Gorham. Seven grandchildren, Lelani Gorham, Adrian Gorham, Naomie Gorham, Jordan Easmon, Tiffany Easmon, Luke Gorham, and Sasha Gorham. Six sisters, Dora Hall, Faith Shaw, Charity Watson (Aubrey), Sandra Forbes, Teresa N. Johnson (Chester), Sherlean Hubbard (Robert), and one brother James Y. Davis Jr., as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition, to her parents James and Viola, and her father, A.C. Cannon, she was predeceased by her brothers, Alan and Theodore Davis, and Brothers-in-Law Nathanial Hall, Larry Shaw, and Warren Forbes, Sr. and by her nephew Adam C. Shaw.
Hope has fought a good fight, she has finished the race, and she has kept the faith. Christ has come to take her home. Although we are saddened that we no longer have her here with us. Heaven was waiting for her. We know that her heart is filled with joy! Her soul is singing to the Savior, How Great Thou Art!
A celebration of her life will take place Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 12:00 pm at Hopewell Baptist Church, 280 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT 06095, with calling hours at the church from 10:00 am 12:00pm.
Burial will be Thursday, January 19 at 10:30am at Scantic Cemetery, 15 Cemetery Rd., East Windsor, CT 06088.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS Association CT Chapter 4 Oxford Rd Unit E4 Milford, CT 06460 or at alsact.org
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