Juaweese Richardson Franklin

October 26, 1924January 30, 2021

Juaweese Richardson Franklin, 96, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. She was born in Swiftown, MS on October, 26, 1924 to Luther Garner Richardson and Mary Ella Crocker Richardson. She was employed by Duncan School System in Duncan, Oklahoma from 1966 until her retirement in 1986.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Klinton “JK” Franklin of 15 years; her parents; a brother, Luther Garner Richardson, Jr.; sisters, Lillian Esther Richardson Wrigley; Mildred Augusta Richardson Felts, Lola Mae Richardson Clark, Cornelia Inez Richardson Hilliard, Eva Olline Richardson Rainer; and many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her daughters, Carmen Melissa Franklin Nimmo (Ronald) of Mebane, North Carolina, Caren Melinda Franklin Smith (Jimmy) of Clinton, and Elizabeth Ann Franklin of Mableton, GA; four grandchildren, James Wade Smith, Michael Brandon Smith, Emily Denise Nimmo Myers and Ryan Duane Nimmo; 7 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clinton, MS, senior bell choir and senior adult choir and Fellowship Sunday school class.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 2 at Lakewood Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A visitation will be held on Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Clinton from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with the funeral service to follow. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021


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Sylvia Klos

February 4, 2021

Weesie was like a second mother to me. We were fortunate to have spent much time with her over the years. She was such a hard worker, and got so much pleasure in doing for others. She baked countless pies and cookies for my family. As sad as it is to lose her, I am so thankful she is with my mother again and her beloved family. We will see her again one day, and we all can celebrate with our Heavenly Father in our perfect and pain-free bodies. What a joyous time that will be. Rest In Peace my dear Aunt. Know that you were loved by me.

Janis LaGrone LaGrone

February 4, 2021

I will never forget how Juaweese made me feel so welcome in the Fellowship Sunday School Class. I am so going to miss her. She was definitely one of a kind

Rosalind Watkins

February 2, 2021

She was such an inspiration and never missed much. Gracie and I picked her up on Sundays for church and she would also notice the gas prices each week and comment on whether they were less expensive or more expensive than the last week. She will be missed.

Julie Hubbard

February 1, 2021

My Dear friend Ann and family,
Please know I'm thinking of you and so wished I could be there. Your in my prayers.
All my love,

Brenda Wilder

January 30, 2021

Juaweese was a sweet, caring friend who was a blessing to so many. She will be missed.

Kimberly Key

January 30, 2021

I know Granny and all your sisters along with your mom and dad were so glad to see you this morning. You have gotten your wings and are flying high. I love you and I will miss you but I know you are in a much better place. Thank you for all you did for us while you were here. I will forever be grateful! RIP