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Celebrating the life of
Mildred Louise McBride Franklin
Passed away on January 14, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. - Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Graveside Service
  • 2:30 p.m. - Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

Morgan I am praying for you all for the days to come, I know it will be hard but thank God you were there for her, there is nothing any better, cherish those memories of ya'll holding her hand and taking pictures of that those are precious. May God bless you and your entire family

Donna Wagoner, Harlem, GA

I had the privilege of taking care of her for some time and I am so thankful that we had that time together. She was my grandma but I loved her as she stepped up to take the place of a mom I never knew. Grandma was dedicated to her family and showed her love through her actions. I am missing her and will always hold a special place in my heart for this country music loving coal miners daughter. I love you G'ma!

Lynn Holley, Harlem, GA

Mildred Louise Franklin, 96, died peacefully at her home in Harlem, GA Monday evening, January 14, 2019.  She was born in Coaling, Alabama but spent over 50 years in Savannah, GA with her lifelong husband Joe “Ab” Franklin.

Mildred Louise was a real life Coal Miner’s Daughter!  She lived a pure and simple life surrounded by 3 brothers (Herbert, John, and Gene), 4 sisters (Lanelle, Mary Alice, Ruby Jo, and Margaret Ann) and loving parents John and Lula McBride.  She married at 17 years old and settled in Savannah Georgia.  She loved traveling, fishing, cooking and growing vegetables from her well maintained garden.  The many colorful flowers surrounding their home were enjoyed by all who stopped or passed by.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Matthew 5:4   

Surviving are her sister Margaret Ann Mason of McCalla, Alabama;

Grandson James Michael Franklin;

Granddaughter Rebecca Lynn Holley;

Grandson Jeff McCutcheon of Ochlocknee GA and his wife Karly with their 2 daughters;

Grandson John Taylor McCutcheon of Charleston, SC;

Great Grandson Scott Franklin of South Carolina;

Great Granddaughter Ashlyn Franklin of South Carolina;

Great Granddaughter Morgan Holley Burt of Warrenton GA and her husband Gerald;

Great Granddaughter Steffani Franklin of South Carolina;

Great Granddaughter Beatrice Franklin of South Carolina;

Great Granddaughter Karson McCutcheon of Ochlocknee, GA;

Great Granddaughter Korey McCutcheon of Ochlocknee, GA;

Great Great Grandson Jasiah Burt (2 yr) of Warrenton, GA;

Great Great Granddaughter LynnLeigh Burt (10 mths) of Warrenton, GA;

Great Great Grandson Emory Burt (10 mths) of Warrenton, GA;

And a host of nieces and nephews.

Her family will host a visitation on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, 4605 Hwy 80 East, Whitemarsh Island location, Savannah, GA.  Graveside service immediately following at 2:30 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

 

 

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Candle tribute lit by Donna Wagoner — Georgia

Morgan I am praying for you all for the days to come, I know it will be hard but thank God you were there for her, there is nothing any better, cherish those memories of ya'll holding her hand and taking pictures of that those are precious. May God bless you and your entire family

Donna Wagoner, Harlem, GA

Candle tribute lit by James Michael Franklin — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Doris, Steffani, Reba, and Beatrice Franklin — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Ryan gabby &Ryder — Georgia

I had the privilege of taking care of her for some time and I am so thankful that we had that time together. She was my grandma but I loved her as she stepped up to take the place of a mom I never knew. Grandma was dedicated to her family and showed her love through her actions. I am missing her and will always hold a special place in my heart for this country music loving coal miners daughter. I love you G'ma!

Lynn Holley, Harlem, GA


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