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In Remembrance
Edith M. Franklin
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary

Edith M. Franklin“I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” II Timothy 4:7

Edith M. Franklin, 66, received her reward of eternal rest on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at her residence surround by her loving family.

Edith was born December 22, 1940, in Leesville, Louisiana to Alton Adams, Sr. and Mender Lee Smith Adams. She attended school in Leesville and later moved to Galveston with her family where she attended Carver school and CentralHigh School before moving to Hitchcock, where she was a graduate of CrosbyHigh School. Edith furthered her education by attending College of the Mainland, where she received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing. She began her career by serving at St. Mary's and later to St. JohnHospital and retired from DanforthGardenGeriatricCenter.  She was a faithful member of the Compton Memorial C.O.G.I.C., where she served as president of the District Prayer group, also with the Choir, Youth Department, Jail ministry, Prayer Warriors, Business and Professional Women, Hospitality, YWCC, Sunday school teacher, Homeless ministry and former president of the Sunshine Band. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepbrother, Alton Adams, Jr..

She leaves to cherish memories of  a beautiful life with her devoted husband, Billy R Franklin; devoted daughters, Jacqueline Howard, Sarah Rhodes (Ray), Stephanie Vital (Nathaniel), Tracy Gilmore (Joseph), Doris Collins (Samuel III), Nina Hightower (Leonard, Jr.); step daughter, Sonya Fields (Terry ); sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; brother, Walton Adams; sister, Glenda Dickison; devoted friends, Lorea Brown and Ruthie Haynes; a host of  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Viewing will begin at 4PM on Friday, July 6th followed by a wake from 7-8PM at E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary. A service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at the Compton Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with Elder Robert E. Woodard III officiating. She will be laid to rest in Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

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