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Cabral Franklin, a key Atlanta political strategist and son of former Mayor Shirley Franklin, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Friends and associates describe Franklin as one of the state Democratic party's most important behind-the-scenes players, an influential political operative whose work on local, state and even national campaigns stood on its own merits. Read more on MyAJC.com
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Sep. 15 to Sep. 17, 2015.
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October 18, 2017
AGNES SHEPPERSON
February 13, 2016
we love u
bobby form
November 1, 2015
To the Franklin family my thoughts and prayers are with you all both now, and forever.
T. T.
October 16, 2015
Another hero has gone away.
Richard Sewell
October 8, 2015
To Shirley and Candice and all family members: I am so sorry for your loss. I extend my deepest condolences. Cabral was a good man with a great heart. May God be with you in your time of need. Love, Lisa
Lisa Hawkins
October 5, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
sonya Mccullough
October 1, 2015
Keeping you alive in our hearts and minds. Although we know your spirit is now free from earthly bonds. From your friends and family in Washington, D.C.
Peter Loew
September 28, 2015
May God comfort and protect your family
Isaiah & Anita D Robinson
September 28, 2015
"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify the Father which is in heaven."
Grace Rogers
September 26, 2015
September 23, 2015
My heartfelt condolences are wished for you Mrs. Franklin and your family.

I used to babysit Cabral and I am glad to know he grew up to make such an impact in his community and touched so many lives.

May God Bless and strengthen you and your family.
Eric M. Derricotte & Family
September 23, 2015
Mayor Franklin, our deepest condolences to you and the entire Franklin family. Thoughts are with you all. May you find comfort in our Lord during this time and the days ahead.
Patricia (Pat) Vaughn and Family
September 22, 2015
My condolences to you and your family Candace. Please give Kori a big hug from her 3rd grade teacher and take care of yourself.
Theresa Watkins
September 21, 2015
All at Chelsea Football Club have been deeply saddened by the passing of Cabral Franklin, who visited us in March this year. We send our deep and sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Chelsea Football Club
September 20, 2015
Cabal and our son John Mills played select soccer in HS.
Cabal was a delightful young man, always respectful and endearing to adults.A scholar and Athlete,packed a lot into his shortened years..
Mrs John MILLS
September 20, 2015
Cabal and our son John Mills played select soccer in HS.
Cabal was a delightful young man, always respectful and endearing to adults.A scholar and Athlete,packed a lot into his shortened years..
Mrs John MILLS
September 20, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
tara clark-brown
September 20, 2015
My deepest condolences to The family and extended family. May the memory of his laugh, his light and his love soothe you through this very difficult time. His legacy lives forever. Peace and light....
Janine Lee
September 19, 2015
My heart goes out to all of Cabral's family and enormous circle of friends. I heard it was a beautiful Celebration of His Life today and wish I could have witnessed in person the incredible display of love and support. Such life-pausing occasions remind us how special our friends and family are and that each day represents a renewed opportunity to appreciate the blessings surrounding us. While we seek longevity of life, Cabral's journey reflects the more important goal: quality and integrity of life. My love and prayers to his beloved mother, wife, and children.

T. Lynn Strickland MD (B. E. Mays High School Class of '93)
Tomekia Lynn Strickland
September 19, 2015
May GOD's loving arms surroung you, console you and give you JOY AND PEACE!
Drewnell Thomas
September 19, 2015
Great guy he will be missed
Lak Andrew
September 19, 2015
To Shirley, family and love ones,
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved son Cabral. May the God of peace be with you, keep you and sustain you during this time of bereavement. And may He give you the strength beyond what is normal to endure it. We love you. God bless you and your family.
The Finley family...Morris, Inge' and Lil Morris.
Inge' Lawson-Finley
September 19, 2015
Give Thanks Cabral for all that you have done and all that you have inspired. Thank you for being the Demonstration my Brother. My prayers of comfort,strength & blessings be with the Franklin family during this time of transition.
Bless!
Herman Mannings III
September 19, 2015
My great sorrows for not being with you on this date, but I must admit to you that this young man was a joy to my heart from the time of his birth to the moment he left this side of God's creation. Please know of my great sympathy to his children and wife. I am known as Grandmom Ann as his biological Grandmother taught him to call me.

With God's blessing, sincerely,

Annie B. Clarke
Annie Clarke
September 19, 2015
You will be missed my brother.
Larry Gunthrop
September 19, 2015
Our sincere condolences go out to the Franklin family for your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Clinton and Shaunya Chavis Rucker.
Clinton and Shaunya Rucker
September 19, 2015
Candice you and the family will always be in my prayers.May god be with you for your wonderful husband
Roderick Abrams
September 19, 2015
Candice you and the family witj always be in my prayers.May god be with you for your wonderful husband
Roderick Abrams
September 19, 2015
To all the Franklin family my heartfelt condolences
Frank Jahangir
September 18, 2015
Candice,
You and your family are in my prayers during this time.
Milton Flynt
September 18, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Franklin family.
Georgia Nagle
September 18, 2015
Dear Lord, We Thank You for the faith that frees, the love that cannot lose it's own, the love that looking through the Shadow sees that You and He and the Franklin Family Are One
The Sneed's
September 18, 2015
God Bless you and the family. A great and brilliant mind he had. Truly he will be missed.
Montana Matthews
September 18, 2015
I trust that the Franklin Family know that we are praying for them at this time of loss. May God grant you peace at this difficult time!
Noel Khalil
September 18, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cateedra Smith
September 18, 2015
Kali,

You and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of me and my family. I'm so very sorry for you loss.

with love,
Renee
Renee Banks
September 18, 2015
So sorry to hear of his passing. I have many fond memories of him from our Mays High days. God bless the family and many prayers for peace and understanding during this time
Mesha Mainor
September 18, 2015
Kali Franklin - In Loving Memory of Cabral Franklin,
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mother and your family at this difficult time.
We are here for you now and always.
With love,
Your Microsoft RetailHR Family
September 18, 2015
Picture take at Office Luncheion
To Cabral family,

I am so sorry to hear of Cabral passing.
You are in my prayers I pray God will give you peace, strength and understanding at this time and days to come.

I worked with and under Cabral at Franklin and Wilson Airport Concession for 7 years in the Accounts Payable Dept. and Cabral was always the same cool and calm. I am glad I had a chance to know him and his family.

Cabral you will be missed and will always be remembered. Rest in Peace.

Love and God Bless
Brenda Johnson
Brenda Johnson
September 18, 2015
Our Blessings & Condolences to Candice & her children, Shirley,Kai,Kali Franklin. It's time to celebrate & know Cabral is in a better place! He will be smiling down at you!
Ur extended Family! Ernestine,Gene,Diana,Donna,Jaz,Jamie
September 18, 2015
He was a very special and much loved young man. He was very talented and a great father and blessed.
Henry Hutchins
September 18, 2015
My deepest sympathy to Candice and the girls and former Mayor Shirley Franklin. Remember he will always be with you through those wonderful memories you share!
Helen Butler
September 18, 2015
To whole strong wonderful Franklin family: You have my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ruth Anne Foote
September 18, 2015
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Ray May
September 17, 2015
The loss of your child is the hardest pain ever, however God has him in His care!!!
Lisa Dennis- Lewis
September 17, 2015
My heart goes out for the family of Cabral. May he rest in peace. Margaret Jones, Bham, Al
Margaret Jones
September 17, 2015
Though the encounter was brief it was pleasant... a presence of your gentle spirit was evident through your daughter's adoration. Condolences to Candice, the girls, Mayor Franklin and the entire Franklin family & extended family of friends
EricaB from OhMyNappyHair
September 17, 2015
Though the encounter was brief it was pleasant... a presence of your gentle spirit was evident through your daughter's adoration
EricaB from OhMyNappyHair
September 17, 2015
My condolences to the Franklin family. May God comfort you and give you strength.
Evelyn Hall
September 17, 2015
To the entire Franklin family, please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Cabral was special, he was a real gentleman, kind, thoughtful, and really a very smart young man. I will miss his kind words every time I saw him. May God bless and strengthen you always Cabral would want you to stay strong. Much Love
Rita & Stanley Samuels
September 17, 2015
MAYOR FRANKLIN, I AM SORRY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY'S LOSS. MY PRAYER IS THAT GOD WILL SUSTAIN EACH OF YOU DURING THIS TIME.
DRUEDEAN MCGEE
September 17, 2015
Cabral was a brilliant political strategist.Always cool in the heat of the battle.You will be truly miss.my condolences to the entire Franklin family.
Dean
September 17, 2015
Candice and family,
I am so very sorry to learn of your husband's death. God knows best, but sometimes it feels as though the pain of losing someone we love will be too much to bear. My husband and I send love, support and prayers to you and for you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Lyn Vaughn
September 17, 2015
May the warm memories made throughout the years help your family live with great loss. Remember to turn to God's word the Bible to strengthen and aid you.
N S
September 17, 2015
Condolences to the Franklin family. Continued prayers . May your loved one R.I.P.
Linda Myree
September 17, 2015
May the memories of an impactful life give you solace and support during this season of your family's life journey. My heart and prayers are with you all.
Lisa Borders
September 17, 2015
Dear Mayor Shirley Franklin,
Please receive my heart felt Condolences. You son Cabral was a beautiful and gifted young man. I have a daughter only four years younger than him and I can't bear the thought of losing her, so I know how you must be feeling right now. My condolences also to his wife and two children. May God comfort your family as only He can.
Patricia Hunte
September 17, 2015
My prayers are with the Franklin Family.
Geri Hamm
September 17, 2015
My heart and prayers are with the entire Franklin family as they deal with the loss of their loved one, Cabral. Put your trust in the Lord for He will see you the through.
Dyann Wilkerson
September 17, 2015
Our deepest condolences to the Franklin family in this time of sorrow. (Rev.31:3&4). ~EGJ<
September 17, 2015
So sorry to hear of this loss. While I didn't know Cabal personally, I know his wife and the jewel he was to her. My prayers go out to the Franklin family.
Leonardo McClarty
September 17, 2015
I met Cabral when I worked at W.H. Smith. Hi Father was a partner with the company that I worked for. I was impressed that he had his son working the business as an intern in several departments. Cabral was trying to learn the business from the ground up. He was so friendly, and was a hard worker.

My condolences to the family. I pray that you find comfort in each other. Find strength from God, and continue to love one another.

Peace and Blessings
Evelyn Johnson
September 17, 2015
My deepest sympathies to the Franklin family. "Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal".
Pamela Taylor
September 17, 2015
My deepest condolences to the Franklins on the loss of their loved one. I can only imagine what you are going through and I pray God grants you His strength, peace and comfort today and in the days to come.
Sandra Baylis
September 17, 2015
Devastated and so sorry for the loss. Prayers outgoing for him and all the family
Richard Farnsworth
September 17, 2015
marc bates
September 17, 2015
My prayers and love go out to the family at this difficult time.
corine jones
September 17, 2015
Isaiah 57:18 - I have seen his way, but I will heal him and restore comfort to him and to his mourning ones."
Tyeka McGuire
September 17, 2015
To Candace and the Franklin family, my prayers are with you forever because you have suffered such a great loss!! Candace, I pray for your peace and strength in the Lord. I miss you!

Love Leslye, Rest in Paradise Cabral
Leslye Booker
September 16, 2015
TO THE FRANKLIN FAMILY YOU IN MY PRAYERS
ANITA THORNTON
September 16, 2015
To Shirley, Candace & The Franklin Family:

My prayers, thoughts and condolences are with both of you and your family.

May God comfort and strengthen each of you, and may Cabral eternally rest in peace.
C.J. Bland, Former Commissioner, ARC Board of Directors
September 16, 2015
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. - Blessings and Love The Newborns
Angela and Ossio Newborn
September 16, 2015
To the Family,
Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you. May God surround you all with His peace, love and understanding at this time.
Rickey and Pat Zachary
September 16, 2015
iMy prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved son Cabral. He was a wonderful son, husband and father. I pray that you will soon find peace and healing.

Sharon Barnes Sutton, DeKalb County Commissioner
September 16, 2015
Cabral,

May the Lord continue to bless and keep you! Your work will continue! God bless you and grant peace to the family! You made a difference on this planet and you will make a difference in Heaven! God Bless You My Brother and Thank You!
Tony Knight
September 16, 2015
Sorry to hear about your lost my prayers are with the family
SHARON Weems
September 16, 2015
Sorry to hear of your family's loss. My sincere condolences
Kellis
September 16, 2015
May God smile down on his family, I just lost my husband in December to cancer after 40 years, so I know what you are going through. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. Keep God first
phyllis watkins
September 16, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. Please except my sincere condolences
Muriel Rosser
September 16, 2015
My heart aches for the Franklin family and for the friends who Cabral knew as his family. I can hear his laugh as if it were yesterday. Cabral was a special soul who filled so many lives with laughter. My most sincere condolences to his family, friends, and anyone who had the honor of knowing him. I know there is a lot of pain of right now and it is being felt by too many count.
Jennifer JJ Donelan
September 16, 2015
I am stunned by the loss and I want his sisters more than anything else to know that he is with uncle Dan and aunt Ruth your grandparents David yor dad and Susan Vicky so many others and you know that reunion was a heavenly party almost wish i was there so Rest in Peace Cabral Franklin tell everyone I said hello
wanda stubbs
September 16, 2015
Interim CEO, DeKalb County
To say Atlanta has lost a jewel is an understatement. The past 2 days have been really tough for me. We have lost what I believe to be a genius in our own time. Cabral Franklin was more than a great political strategist. He was a good man, a good father, a good husband, a good citizen, a good son, a good brother, a good friend, a good person! And let me add a good resident of DeKalb. Yes, he lived in Atlanta/DeKalb! Many people don't know but the Franklin's have been my political rock, from Fundraising to Political Strategy they have been there with me every step of the way. I made very few decisions without the insight and wisdom of Cabral and the few times I didn't, I came to quickly regret it. He was my friend and brother. And my eyes are watering thinking about the loss of this giant in my life. I will miss you brother! Lee May
Lee May
September 16, 2015
Dear Shirley. Our hearts are broken - for you and for Cabral's many friends and beloved family. As Ian said this morning, the world looks very different today - a sadder and lonelier place. Cabral was Ian's first best friend so we have have many wonderful memories of him with our family - at the lake, at the beach, at Paideia events (especially basketball games), and sleeping on the couch at our house. We are holding you and the rest of Cabral's beloved family in our hearts and prayers. Sally
Sally Weaver
September 16, 2015
Candice and family, Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met Cabral we heard such great things about him from your Mom and Dad. May your memories keep a smile in your heart. Love you
Larry and Jan Sapp
September 16, 2015
The Strength of a Man
By
Courtney Trice

Some may think that the strength of a man is measured by his money, size, build or physique,
No the strength of a man is determined by his character, drive, heart and passion, the intangibles that make him unique. The strength of a man at times may be hard to see, when you grow up in this world without role models you don't always know what man to be.
There are so many obstacles and choices in life, being a father, finding a job, choosing a good wife.
When we were young we were taught that you are what you eat, when we mature we understand that you are what you think.
The strength of a man means falling down and getting back up, working hard and trying to maintain, while dealing with life adversities and being careful not to complain. I've come to realize that being a man is not about what you say but what you do, Learning to have faith and leaning on the Lord to get you through. Times like this are hard to bear, but I can hear my friend say I'm ok now, don't worry and don't despair. So it doesn't matter how many times in life we fail, I will always know that the definition of a strong man was my friend Cabral.
Courtney Trice
September 16, 2015
Courtney Trice
September 16, 2015
My prayers are with the Franklin family at this time. Cabral was truly one of the nice guys. He will be missed dearly.
Shernai Dodson
September 16, 2015
My condolences to the Franklin Family. May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this difficult time. Please know those who died God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. (Psalms 116:15)
Veronica Ontiveros
September 16, 2015
For Candice and Shirley and all of Cabral's family, I am heartbroken to learn of Cabral's passing. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to know and work with Cabral during my time at the DPG. He was warm and friendly and just so smart as a political strategist. A bright young person with an incredible future should never die before living a long, meaningful life. Daughters should not have to grow up with out their Daddy. Mothers should never lose their children or grandchildren. And yet it happens. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Thanks to you and God for sharing Cabral with us. Rest in peace, Cabral.
Jane Kidd
September 16, 2015
Rest in Peace Cabral. My sincere condolences goes out to your family, friends and children.
Elesha Nuriddin
September 16, 2015
I pray that the Franklin family will be comforted during this time of sadness and loss. God Bless them all.
Margot Jordan
September 16, 2015
Dr. Franklin,
During this time of loss, I hope that you and all of Cabral's family and friends find comfort and peace in the memories of his presence and his good works.
Gayle Burnett
Gayle Burnett
September 16, 2015
My prayers for comfort and peace are with you at this time. Continue to trust in the Lord and lean on him for your strength. Such a beautiful life gone to soon but not forever . My deepest sympathy and love.
Donna Owens
September 16, 2015
Hi Shirley, my condolences goes out to you and your family on the lost of your love one. I will keep you and your family in my Prayers. I am a decendant of the Dickson Family Reunion out of Sparta, GA Hancock County
Robbie Barnes
September 16, 2015
Our prayers are with The Franklin Family and may god be with you all !
Sabrina King
September 16, 2015
I'm sorry for your lost to the Franklin family. I'm so honored to have known Cabral . You'll be missed by family and host of friends. I pray that God will give you'll peace the days coming.

Teneika Williams
( Mays High c/o 92)
September 16, 2015
I was at a loss for words on yesterday but enjoyed my reflections of Cabral and the many projects we worked on together. More than work, Cabral shared his family with me and I am grateful to have known such a funny and dedicated man. Thank you Cabral Franklin and thank you Franklin family for sharing Cabral with the world.
September 16, 2015
Praying for the family for strength during this time and days to come. Gods blessings be upon you.
Dana Stoglin
September 16, 2015
I had the pleasure of knowing Cabral through my volunteer work on Michelle Nunn's campaign. He was a really good guy. Even though I was a peon on the campaign, he made me feel like a respected part of the team.
Larry Auerbach
September 16, 2015
I have had the pleasure and honor of working with both Cabral and Candice on several occasions. Both are great people and great at our mutually chosen profession.

Cabral and I shared an office for a few months toward the end of the 2014 campaign, and he was always both a great asset to our efforts and a pleasure to spend time with. I already miss him.

My condolences to Candice, Mayor Franklin and all of Cabral's family and friends. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeff DiSantis
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