top banner

Obituary Listings

Assisting each family in remembering their loved one.

JESSIE LEE FRANKLIN, SR.

September 28, 1947 December 2, 2017
JESSIE LEE FRANKLIN, SR.
There are condolences waiting approval on JESSIE's Tribute wall
Obituary for JESSIE LEE FRANKLIN, SR.

Jessie Lee Franklin Sr., affectionately known by his family and friends as "Buddy", "Bert Charlie", "Brother", and "Uncle J" departed this earthly realm on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Jessie graced this world with his presence on September 28, 1947 in Dunkirk, Maryland. He was the sixth child of eight born from the union of the late Sherman Franklin Sr. and the late Ada Annie Viola Evans-Franklin.

Jessie was educated in the Calvert County Public School System. He served in the United States Army as a Sharpshooter Expert beginning in September 1967. He was stationed in Korea for the majority of his service. In 1970, he married Lucille Bertina, three children were born from that union: Nicole, Jessie Jr. and Nichelle.

In 1972, Jessie founded J. L. Franklin & Son Trucking Company where he served as the Chief Executive Office for 37 years. Some of his long-term contracts included E&C Excavation and Brandywine Construction Co. of Maryland. He retired in 2009 due to illness. His favorite pass times were hunting, fixing appliances, repairing cars, and watching Western movies as well as wrestling matches.

He was determined, goal oriented and strong-willed. When Jessie walked into a room he could lighten the mood with his silly, but engaging jokes and loud belly laughs. He had a very
humorous side. As an extrovert, he enjoyed people and left a lasting impression wherever he went.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his devoted wife of 47 years Lucille Bettina, three children: Nicole Franklin, Jessie Franklin Jr. (Laketia), Nichelle Sandy (Mark); six grandchildren: Sierra Thompson, Tyra Thompson, Myles Sandy, Madison Sandy, Kyndan Franklin, Kree Franklin; one brother: Sherman Franklin .Jr; two sisters: Annie Rawlings,
Barbara Jean Moore; three sister-in- laws: Louise Franklin, Brenda Johnson, Paula Creek; two brothers-in-law: Bobby Creek (Gladys), Clifton Creek (Paulette); four God-children: Consernetta Rawlings-Guy, Faith Harris, Devonia Johnson, Kevin Franklin; close friends: Donald .Johnson and Steve Smith. He also leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

To send flowers in memory of JESSIE LEE FRANKLIN, SR., visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

8

Dec

10:00 AM 12/8/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
Church of God

1228 Marlboro Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Church of God
1228 Marlboro Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States

Service

Friday

8

Dec

11:00 AM 12/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
Church of God

1228 Marlboro Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Church of God
1228 Marlboro Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Friday

8

Dec

1:00 PM 12/8/2017 1:00:00 PM
Moses Cemetery

5445 Sands Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Moses Cemetery
5445 Sands Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
JESSIE LEE FRANKLIN, SR.

Thank you for sharing your
memory of JESSIE

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of JESSIE LEE FRANKLIN, SR..

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...