Elsie "Ray" Franklin
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age 81, of Gary, IN passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Regency Rehabilitation Center in East Chicago, IN. Elsie was born to Ann White & Edward Charleston in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and moved to Gary, IN at an early age. She attended Roosevelt High School. Elsie accepted Christ at an early age as a member of St. John Baptist Church and later on in life she became a member of Clark Road Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Pharis D. Evans Sr. Elsie Franklin was currently the 2nd District County Councilwomen for Lake County serving 17 years. She has held several positions in government, as well as various boards throughout Northwest Indiana. Mrs. Franklin was preceded in death by parents, husband Jerry Franklin, daughter Pamela Hicks, brother Jon Charleston, aunts, uncles and cousins. Elsie leaves to cherish fond memories and love for her beautiful children: Cherylynn, Michael, Kimberly, Kenya, Keesha, Theodore and Dara; god children Jacqui and Carmen; sisters Victoria, LaNita, Linda, Doris, Debbie, Lynette and LaCheryl; brothers John, Odell, Jeff, Mike and Jerome; step sisters Sylva, Darlene, Gwen, and Dorothy; special friends Delores, Carol and Lemuel. Visitation & Funeral services will be Thursday May 16, 2019 with visitation 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. and funeral services beginning promptly at 11:00a.m. All at the Genesis Convention Center, 1 Genesis Center Plaza, Gary, IN. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.



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Published in Post-Tribune from May 12 to May 15, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
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Funeral service
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May 16, 2019
Sending my condolences to the Family in their time of need.Aiesha Cherry, Hammond,In
May 16, 2019
Wishing the family comfort and courage to face the days ahead, as only Elsie would want you to do.
Cornelia Brown
Friend
May 16, 2019
Your mother was a great black lady I am so proud that God let her enter into our lives to make a difference for so many of us rest now beautiful Council lady love Juanita Fuller Reynolds
May 16, 2019
R.I.H dear sister
Luv u always...NETT
Lynetta Durr
Sister
May 15, 2019
Missing my friend. You had a giant heart. Mine is broken because you're gone. Goodbye old friend. RIP.
Alvenia Bruce
May 15, 2019
Rest in Heaven Auntie you will be Truly missed your Niece Kay Kay Karen Lipscomb Bond Gary Indiana
Karen Bond
May 14, 2019
My condolences to family on the loss of your mom, Love Carol and Dave Newman
Caril Newman
May 14, 2019
Your mom helped change the world, she had a strong loving heart and she left many legacies to so many persons, she will be greatly missed, Love Carol and Dave Newman
Carol Newman
May 14, 2019
You will always be in my memories,as well as,in our heart. From DEACON COURTNEY & Bev Bates.
Beverly Bates
May 13, 2019
To my dearest friend Debbie Thorns I extend my deepest condolences to you,your family and loved ones in the transition of your sister.
Cozetta Lee
May 13, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May 13, 2019
Condolences to the family on the passing of your loved one... my friend business supporter and trusted political leader...Continued strength.
T Barnes
May 13, 2019
May God Bless the family of Elsie Franklin.
Elsie was my classmate at Roosevelt. Class of 1957.
Sadie Ethridge
May 13, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
May 13, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
May 13, 2019
Miss you buddy! Love you.
Delores Jackson
May 13, 2019
Miss you buddy!! Love you
Delores Jackson
May 13, 2019
Thank you T for all the love and support you have given me. I'm going to miss our conversations. Loving you always!
Wanda Epps
May 12, 2019
My condolences to Miss Elsie's family and friends you all are in my prayers and thoughts
Ernestine West
May 12, 2019
Mike, may God be with you during this time. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Lessie and Mark Terry
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