Della Marie Jones Franklin
1949 - 2020
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Della Marie Jones Franklin, Age 71 , A lifelong resident of New Orleans, LA departed this life on Monday, September 28, 2020. She lived a memorable life of honor and now joins God's saints in the heavens. Born to the late Wilmore 'Johnny' Jones & Della Austin Jones on September 5, 1949, Della began and consequently lived a notable and enriching life. She was the oldest of nine children, a wonderful mother, sister and friend. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a long time member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church until her health began to decline. She graduated from John McDonough High School and went on to attend Xavier University and Southern University of New Orleans. She was a dedicated federal employee for twenty five years, where she received multiple awards of recognition for her exemplary service. She was a stellar Mary Kay Consultant and ultimately ended her professional career with service to Serenity Hospice. Della was known for her witty and outspoken personality. Everyone knows Della had no problem speaking her mind. She enjoyed writing poems, hosting garage sales and playing cards with her family and friends. Her favorite holiday was Christmas. She was a strong woman of faith and a sister and mother to her siblings. Della will be missed tremendously by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Vandel Belonga; Siblings, Raymond Jones, Barbara Woods (Sylvester), Allen Jones (Charlene), Dennis Jones and Shaun Jones (Karen); Grandchildren, Ramon Bickham Jr and Aleia Belonga; Great Grandchildren, Ramon Bickham III and Ayden Tapp. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.In addition to her parents, Della was also preceded in death by her son, Terrence Holmes; siblings, Donald Jones, Gerald Jones, Angelia Jimcoily and son in law, Harold Belonga. A funeral service honoring the life of Della Marie Jones Franklin will be held at Willing Workers Baptist Church, 2715 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11 AM, Rev. Melvin Jones, III, Officiating. Everyone in attendance will be required to follow all Covid 19 restrictions. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Interment St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery. Visitation 10 AM IN THE CHURCH. Please sign online guestbook at charbonnetfuneralhome.com. Charbonnet Labat Glapion, Directors (504) 581 4411.
Published in The Times-Picayune on Oct. 14, 2020.
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14 entries
October 17, 2020
Rest in peaceP
Paula Dwigans
Friend
October 17, 2020
Vandel, I've only had one fortunate opportunity to have met your mother ,her energy and smile made me feel welcomed in her presence.
Your circle is strong Vandel! Lifting you up in my thoughts and prayers. Love you friend!
George C Reno Jr
Friend
October 16, 2020
Vandel, your mom was a wonderful person. My prayers are with you and your family.
Calandra Washington
Friend
October 16, 2020
Spanish Shanta Jones, Lionel Hudson, SR., & Family
Shanise "Neicy" Jones (Hudson)
Family
October 15, 2020
I gonna truly miss u. I love you...your gson Ramon
Ramon Bickham
Grandchild
October 15, 2020
Desi Grimes
Friend
October 14, 2020
I Express My Deepest Sympathy To Vandell & The Members Of Mrs Della's Family...May The Lord Strengthen You...Mrs. Della Was A Joy To Be Around...She Will Be Missed..God Bless Her Soul...
Bridgette Green
Acquaintance
October 14, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always,your great grandson Ramon Bickham jr.
Ramon Bickham jr
Grandchild
October 14, 2020
This candle will fa ever be lit
Desiree Hollander
Family
October 14, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.I will always cherish our memories together!!!!
Paul n Desiree hollander
Family
October 14, 2020
My deepest condolences Classmate, may GOD give you the peace and grace to make it through. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal!
Love ya Lah Mama,
Olivett Green Temple
Olivette Green Temple
Friend
October 11, 2020
There are no earthly words . Until we meet at Jesus' feet my dear god sister cousin.
Vandel and family, every day be reassured by the Holy Spirit that Jesus is real , He is coming back as you stand on God's unfailing promises.
Aurora Carter
Family
October 9, 2020


And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Rev 22: 3-4.

Our words cannot convey the extent of your loss and grief, we mourn and grieve with you. May the word and sure promises of God forever comfort and sustain you.

The Woods Family
Sylvester Woods
Family
October 7, 2020
It was a joy to have known Della. She always lit up a room with her bubbly personality. I enjoyed working with her. I met Della the VA Hospital back in the 80's. Lost touch with her before Hurricane Katrina. I am so sorry for the family loss at this time. God be with you.
Terry Haynes
Acquaintance
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