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Johnny L. Franklin

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June 3, 1988 – Jan. 4, 2015

NATCHEZ — Services for Johnny L. Franklin, 26, of Natchez, who died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1333 Martin Luther King Road, with the Rev. Ernest Ford officiating.1:09 JohnnyLFranklin obitpic

Burial will follow at the Richland Baptist Church Cemetery in Church Hill under the direction of Robert D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Franklin was born June 3, 1988, the third child of James Franklin and Ruby Griffin Scott.

He attended the Natchez-Adams School District.

Johnny was a born again Christian.

He was a dedicated worker for a number of years with C-Port-1 (Offshore) in Port Fourchon, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandfather, Johnny Griffin III; one brother, John Franklin; one uncle, Edward Dixon; two aunts, Thelma Dixon and Daisy Dixon; and one sister, Josephine Franklin.

Survivors include his loving and devoted companion, Brittany Robinson and their daughter, Kaitley Janae Franklin; grandmother, Ruby Griffin; five brothers, Robert Irving and wife, Felecia, of Chicago, Davin Irving and wife, Whitney, Cottrel Irving, Michael Hoggatt and Larry Franklin, all of Natchez; two sisters, Dorothy Minor and husband, Willie, and Kim Christmas, all of Natchez, one great-uncle, James Griffin of Natchez; three great-aunts, Ethel Malone, Martha Jones and Dorothy Griffin, all of Chicago; special cousin who was like a brother, Kenneth W. Jenkins Jr.; and a number of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.