Ruby Dell Franklin

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Ruby Dell Franklin was born on March 15, 1932 in Conecuh County, Alabama to the late Ezekiel and Cindy Lee Franklin. She accepted Christ at an early age where she joined and was baptized into Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Sandy Grove School.
Ruby was employed with the Escambia County School System. June 18, 1965 she relocated to Inverness, Florida where she worked at numerous jobs including Avante Assisted Living Facility and Citrus County Schools Food Service Department where she retired after 14 years of service.
Ruby loved cooking and feeding the community.
Ruby was an active member of St. James A. M. E. Church until her health began to fail. She labored tirelessly serving as president of the usher board, member of the Trustee Board and singing in the women choir. She was famous for her sweet potato pies that she baked for the church.
She leaves to mourn in her passing while cherishing her memories three sons and five daughters: Rev. James Franklin (Cynthia) Lady Lake, FL, Donald Franklin, Sr. (Pherdoris), Shirley Greene (Joe), Cynthia Timmons (Darrick), Angela Graham, Gerome Franklin all of Inverness, FL., Judy Franklin (Henry), Tampa, FL., Maria Cotton, Orlando, FL., two brothers Arthur Franklin, Sr. (Althea) and Clifford Franklin (Ida Pearl) Inverness, FL. Two custodial grandchildren Shaquita Martin and Richelle Henry, one God child: Roger Franklin. 23 grandchildren, 40 great grands, 4 great great grands and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Last but not least loving and caring neighbors Deacon Robert and Sis. Rose McKinnon.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Oct. 14, 2016