Shirley Jean Kendrick Franklin

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Shirley Jean Kendrick Franklin was born February 8, 1950 and passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. The youngest of eleven children, she was born in Columbus, OH to her loving parents Burrell and Edith Kendrick.  Shirley was a graduate of Central High School, a daycare provider to many friends and family members, and a caretaker to her disabled sister Nancy.  As an avid gardener Shirley could make anything grow.  She had a love for children and cooking. She was known for her homemade barbecue sauce.  Our beloved Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons Carlton and Keith (Marty) Kendrick, Sisters Emma Butler, Burlene Smith, Dana Kendrick, Leondra (Herchel) Newman, Joan Howell all of Columbus and Elizabeth (Jerry) Carter of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren Champayne, Tyricca, Kaylia, and DJ; and three great grandchildren.  She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Burrell and Edith Kendrick, a sister Nancy Kendrick, and her brothers Burrell Jr., William, and David Kendrick.  She will be greatly missed.

Visitation 9am and Funeral 10am Saturday , June 18, 2016 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.

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  1. To: The Kendrick-Franklin Family.
    I am sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in God’s Word the Bible. At Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say “I am sick.” It was not our God’s purpose for us to get sick or die. He has made loving provisions to remove sickness and death from us forever. Our love ones will live again. Please read John 6:40;11:25;2 Peter 3:13.
    May the hope in these Scripture bring you comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead. Please visit

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