SHELBY - Lila Kate Beaty Franklin, 57, went to sleep on March 31, 2014, to go to heaven and be with her Lord, Jesus Christ. She was born Oct. 13, 1956, in Gaston County, to the late Reese Harrison and Mary Zelda Wilson Beaty. She was employed as the supervisor of security at Metals of America in Shelby.
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She is sitting with Jesus, her parents, and her daughter Kimberly Grindstaff, looking down from heaven letting her family know that she will always be watching over them.
She leaves behind her husband of 26 years, Mitchell Garry Franklin; son, Nelson Grindstaff and wife Tina of Cherryville; daughter, Misty Smith and husband David of Lawndale; son-in-law, Sam Wilson of Shelby; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter's Funeral & Cremation Services.
Funeral home: Carpenter's Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038.
Online condolences: www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
Carpenter's Funeral Home
1100 E Main St
Cherryville, NC 28021
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 2, 2014