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Mae Helen Franklin

January 27, 1948 ~ June 27, 2020 (age 72)


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” – Timothy 4:2

Helen was born to the late Ardenels Flowers and the late Willie C. Amos Flowers on January 27, 1948. She was preceded in death by two sisters, and four brothers: Mary Alice, Jewel, Otis, Willie, Melvin, and Jerome. At an early age, she accepted Christ and joined the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Where she served in various compacities over the years as Sunday School teacher, usher, and choir member. She loved her church and served faithfully. 
On June 20, 1968, Helen was united in holy matrimony to Carthell Franklin. From this union, two children were born. 
Helen worked in the textile industry as a seamstress at Fruit of the Loom and Vanhuesen.  
She was loving, caring, and kind. She exemplified Christ’s love to each and every one she encountered. She would go out of her way to help anyone in need.
On June 27, 2020, Helen entered into the Master’s Joy.She leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Pamela Franklin of Brundidge; One son, Artez (Valerie) Franklin and two grandchildren, Zoe Mae and Jace Artez Franklin all of Tucson, Arizona. A niece whom she called daughter, Shae (Douglas) Holland. Great nieces that she called granddaughters, Ashley, Alexius, Tyliyah, Chelsey, and Vivian; and great nephew and nieces Cashton, Makayla, and Taylor all of Brundidge. One niece she helped raise, Natasha (Olanda) Hardy along with great nieces, Angel (Danelle), Tiffany, Teirny, Timea, and Olanda Jr all of Troy. A special niece and nephew Trista Townsend and Rafeal Flowers of Brundidge; Two sisters in law, Velvia Flowers of Brundidge and Carolyn Flowers of Troy; Three aunts, Nancy Flowers and Annie Jewel Flowers of Elba and Georgia Flowers of Brundidge; One god brother Ray Newson, one god daughter, Tomekica Eutsey , one god grandson, Jaleel Jones, two special cousins, Linda Caldwell and Mary Jones. A host of nieces and nephews who were very special to her, along with many cousins and friends.

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July 2, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Coleman Funeral Home Chapel
2011 Hickman Avenue
Elba, AL 36323

July 3, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 PM
New Salem Missonary Baptist Church
14250County Road 106
Brundidge, AL 36010

Graveside Service
July 3, 2020

11:00 AM
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
14250 County Road 106
Brundidge, AL 36010

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