Gabriel Wade Dorman, loved family, friends

November 30, 2023

Gabriel Wade Dorman, 21, of Millsboro, went to be with Jesus Thursday, Nov. 24, 2023.  He was born in Lewes at Beebe Medical Center, son of Sharon L. Goldsborough and Michael J. Dorman, and Daniel Goldsborough (stepfather).  

More than anything else, Gabriel loved his family, his brothers, his mom, and his friends who were his world. The only thing that came close to family for him was his love of cars, especially Mustangs. He had a big heart. He was the kind of person who would stop on the side of the road to help you fix your car or would come to your aide on a moment’s notice. 

Gabriel most recently worked for Tri-County Electrical of Laurel. He was attending James H. Groves Adult Education, studying to become an electrician. Before pursuing electrical, he worked for Small Wonder Maintenance LLC. for Tony Steele. Gabriel worked for Tony for almost three years. Tony was like a father to him. Also of importance was Gabriel's early working years when he worked at Pizza Palace and formed a strong work ethic.  

In addition to his parents, he is survived by nine siblings, Christian Burnette and wife Jasmine Burnette, Isaac Dorman, Mikey Dorman, Austin Goldsborough, Robert Goldsborough, Alyson Goldsborough, Alexander Goldsborough, Sophia Goldsborough, and Juliet Goldsborough. He is also survived by his grandmother, Jenna Davidson; grandmother, Theresa Burnette; uncles, Bubba, Dawn, Bobbie, Vojo Brasnobic and Charlie; longtime girlfriend, Autumn McCabe; aunts, Badona, Kim, Joanne and Rebecca; and canine niece and nephew, Bruno and Maze.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at Watson Funeral Home & Crematorium, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where visitation begins at 10 a.m. Pastor Dennis Millner will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Visit Gabriel’s Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook at


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