March 12, 1944 — Aug. 20, 2012
Forty-year Fairfield resident, Ardie B. Franklin, peacefully passed away in her home on August 20, 2012. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, William H. Franklin Sr.; father, Willie Henry; and beloved grandparents, Roosevelt and Ardie Ball. Ardie is survived by mother, Bennie James; sister, Genell Linthecome; daughters, Katrina, Teresa, and Terri Franklin; son, William H. Franklin, Jr.; granddaughters, Tracy Franklin, T’mica and Terciera Hargrove, Sherese Albino; grandson, Shawn Herron Jr.; great-grandson, Landen Jackson, and arriving soon great-granddaughter, La’Ceira Elizabeth Bell Jackson; and a host of foster children, God children, friends and relatives, who all will greatly miss her.
As an educator, Ardie served more than 30 years with SCOE. She was a tireless child advocate who never closed her doors to anyone in need.
Family and friends are invited to attend her home going service on August 31, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the True Love Baptist Church located at 1956 Pennsylvania Ave. in Fairfield. Viewing will be at the Fairfield Funeral Home located at 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. on August 30, 2012 from 3 to 8 p.m.