The beautiful and sweet life of centenarian Vora Johnson Graham came to a close on Sunday, January 31, 2021. This queen was born into this life on July 13, 1920, in Stamps, Arkansas. She loved the Lord and attended school in Stamps.
During the 1950’s Vora moved to the Greenville Community outside of Gurdon, Arkansas to live with her uncle and aunt, Will and Pinky Jackson. She attended the church of God and worked as a homemaker.
Being well-loved she was known to many as Auntie Vora. Her greatest joy was sitting on the front porch of her home and waving at neighbors and friends who passed by. Vora moved to the nursing home in the ’80s and maintained a wholesome and fulfilling life. She loved arts and crafts, as well as, Bingo.
In all of her 16 years of being a resident the queen never met strangers, and her quiet demeanor was like a magnet that drew others to her. Her age, coupled with her sweet spirit allowed her to win over the hearts of the administration and staff. Her life was simple, and she enjoyed the simple pleasure that it brought.
Vora was never left alone, her family rallied behind her and were strong supporters of the various activities that she participated in. The halls of Courtyard Gardens will be silent now, never to hear the soft voice of Vora singing her favorite song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”.
After 100 years of love, laughter, and tears…long live the queen. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Biddle Porter; her brother, Charles Battle; her nephew/son, Joseph Porter, and her husband, Mr. Graham.
Because love is greater than death, she will live former on the heart of her nieces and nephews she raised as her children, Louis Porter of Lebanon, TN, Martina Porter Bryant of Sacramento, CA, Effie Porter Johnson of Gurdon, AR, and Perri Walker of Oakland, CA. She also leaves a caravan of great-nieces and nephews.
Public visitation will be Friday, February 5, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A service commemorating her life will be held graveside at Greenville Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Harris, officiating.