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Helen Cole Franklin

January 22, 2020


HELEN COLE FRANKLIN, transitioned from labor to reward on Wednesday January 22, 2020 at her home in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.  She was 87 years old. Daughter of the late James and Edna Williams Cole.  Loving wife of the late Ranell Franklin Sr.  Devoted mother of David L. (Patsy) Franklin, Diane Franklin, Shelia D. Williams, Carolyn (late Kevin Sr.) Miller, Rodney (Elaine) Franklin, Rickey D. (Linda) Franklin Sr., Reginald J. (Judy) Franklin, Willie (Wanda) Franklin, Buddy (Melissa) Franklin and the late Ranell R. Franklin Jr., Lillie Franklin, Donald Franklin and Ronald Franklin.

Sister of the late James Cole Jr., Willie Cole Sr., and Louise Williams.  Daughter in law of the late Buddy and Lillie Wells Franklin.  Devoted aunt of Lillie Williams, Millie Lafrance, Sherman Gabriel Jr. and Jacquelin Franklin.  Devoted great aunt of Kenneth Lafrance of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Godmother of Larry Lafrance Sr. and Sherman Gabriel.  Devoted friend of Carolyn Parker, Ida Campbell, Eva Jones, Rev. Alton Reed, Murleta Williams and Dianne Clivens.

She is also survived by 19 cherished grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends.


Relatives and friends of the family, pastor, officers and members of the Israelite Missionary Baptist Church as well as all neighboring churches of Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday February 1, 2020 at The Israelite Missionary Baptist Church located at 144 Villary St. Belle Chasse, Louisiana 70037.  The public visitation will begin at 8A.M. followed by a 10A.M. service.  Pastor Kenneth Michael Parker Sr. will officiate and interment will follow in the Little Rock Cemetery in Belle Chasse.


The Franklin family wish to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Ochsner Hospital Westbank (3rd and 4th floors) as well as Michelle and Kesha with Heart Of Hospice, for the excellent care and compassion shown to their mother and grandmother.

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