Johnnie Lee Franklin was born on January 5, 1947 to the late John Franklin & Dearrie Franklin Lester. He departed this life on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at his residence in Norwood, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Winston Franklin & brothers, Lonzie Franklin & Willie Franklin.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lavinia Grier Franklin; four daughters, Marie Franklin, Cheryl Franklin and Melinda (Bobby) Wallace and Christina Franklin; daughter-in- law, Tamicka Franklin; twelve grandchildren & six great grandchildren; mother in law, Carrie Grier; Step father, Jimmy Lester; four sisters, Minister Doretha (Terry) Wheeler, Loretha (Joseph) Stephens, Mattie (Robert) Wynn & Julie (Edward) Morgan; three brothers, Lenton (Shirley) Franklin, Jimmy (Evelyn) Lester Jr, & Joseph (Kay) Lester; four sister-in- laws, Dorothy Franklin, Mother Ella Franklin, Pastor Agnes Perry, Pastor Mary Jones; three brother- in- laws, James (Pastor Mary) Grier, Apostle Winston (Betty) Grier & Michael (Denise) Ivey; two aunts, Lola Harris and Eula Berry and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
The funeral procession will leave the residence, 1295 Cadley Road Norwood, Georgia at 2:00 pm on Sunday.