Henry Lee Parham was born on Tuesday, September 16th, 1941 to union of Raymond and Laceyerne Parham of Camden, Arkansas.
Henry Parham graduated from Lincoln High School in Camden, Arkansas. He moved from Camden to Rockford, Illinois. He was a man who wore many hats, he then moved to Racine, Wisconsin where he received his degree in business from Gateway Technical College. He then was employed by J.I. Case Manufacturing Company where he retired.
Shortly after retirement he helped operate and manage general assembly converters in Racine, WI under the leadership of Mr. George R. Stinson. He then met and married Minnie Grace Howard. He accepted Christ at a young age and later on in life he accepted his calling into the ministry under the leadership of Apostle George F. Ramsey Racine, WI.
Later he was called to pastor Bible Way Church of God in Christ in Racine, WI. Later he moved back to Camden, Arkansas, where he pastored Holy Triump Church, 200 N. Yancy Street then fellowshipped with Pastor James and Georgia Alexander for several years in Camden, Arkansas. Then returned back to Holy Triump Church where he pastored until his health failed.
He passed on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Ouachita County Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Raymond Parham and a daughter, Renea Parham.
Pastored Henry Lee Parham leaves to cherish his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Minnie Parham of Camden, AR; nine children, Sheila Jones of Camden, AR, Lacey (Lavell) Williams of Camden, AR, Patrick Parham of Rockford, IL, Henry (Felitia) Parham Jr., of Bearden, AR, Sean Parham of Rockford, IL, Tony Parham of Racine, WI, Shelesia (Lisa) Parham of Racine, WI, Alice Faye Parham of Racine, WI, and Darlean Parham of Racine, WI; four brothers, Ronnie (Mary) Parham of Camden, AR, Stanley Parham of Texarkana, TX, and Alvin (Paula) Parham of Detroit, MI. He also leaves to cherish a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends and community.
The family of the late Pastor Henry Lee Parham would like to say a special thank you to all our friends and family for your prayers, phone calls, acts of kindness and support to us during this difficult time. Special thanks to the Williams Funeral Van Buren in Camden. A special thanks to Shady Grove Baptist Church family and Pastor James Scott and the U.A.M.S Hospital in Little Rock and the Camden Hospice Facility. Special thanks to his personal aide Shae Utsey and his nurse Sherry and Doctor Braden. Lastly, a special thanks to his church secretary and assistant Lois Reid.
Submitted by the Parham Family
Home Going services will be held at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Camden on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until 12 noon at the church with Pastor Emmanuel Howard Sr., eulogist. Interment will be at White Springs Community Cemetery in Bearden under the direction of Williams Funeral Home Van Buren.
Williams Funeral Home Van Buren is a satellite office for Williams Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. For more information please call 870-836-1121.