OBITUARY

Corabelle "Corky" Gorham

17 June, 193214 September, 2021
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Corabelle “Corky” Gorham went peacefully into eternity to meet her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Corky was born in 1932 and grew up in Cadillac, Michigan but moved to Grand Rapids in 1968. Here, Corky raised her three children by working at Stow Davis Furniture (Steelcase) with the help of her dear sister and brother-in-law, Bob and Vickie Little, who lived across the street. She and her family found a loving church family at The People’s Church with Pastor and Marilyn Bugg and many others. After retiring from Steelcase, she became the secretary at Victory Church and later the receptionist at Serv-U-Success until she fully retired at 86 yrs. Corky lived her life to serve others and blessed everyone with whom she came into contact with her kind and thoughtful ways. She was at every family event and rarely missed any of her grandkids’ activities. Corky loved classic movies and westerns and always enjoyed ironing. She enjoyed cleaning up after snacks and meals for the family and her coworkers. She was also the best babysitter! She will be missed greatly by all of us.

Corky is survived by her children Pam (Rusty) Richter, Paul (Brenda) Gorham, Philip (Dawn) Gorham; grandchildren Andy (Erika) Richter, Adam (Emily) Richter, Jake (Jenna) Richter, Josh (Shalah) Richter, Jurnee (Joe) Long, Autumn (Ken) Vernon, Dan (Erin) Gorham, David (Veronica) Gorham, Trevor Schader, Danielle Gorham, Parker Gorham; and her precious 21 great-grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as “GG."

The family would especially like to thank those at Sunset Manor and Faith Hospice for the loving care they gave to Corky in her final days.

A funeral service will take place 4 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at Cook Memorial Chapel, 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, with visitation one hour prior from 3-4 p.m. In her honor, memorial contributions may be made to Global Outreach Ministries. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.

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Karen Wiebenga

16 September 2021

She was such a sweet lady, Pam and Rusty, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy Jack and Karen

Jack Miedema

15 September 2021

Pam, Rusty and Family,

Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad that your memories of your Mom are all special.

Frances VanVleet

15 September 2021

I remember Cocky at People Church when we use to Secret Pal I had her name and she could not guess who sent her all the nice thing and we work together in the kitchen too .
My Deepest Sympathy go out to the family and friends at a time when words are hard to fine , but love and care are deeply felt ,
love always Frances

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