Brenda M. Franks

April 13, 1930April 10, 2018
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Brenda Margaret Franks, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Brenda was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England to John and Emily (Lawrence) Parslow. She met and married the love of her life, James Alfred Franks, on December 14, 1946 in London, England. Brenda loved the Lord, spending time with her family, playing Skip-Bo and gardening with her late husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emily Parslow; husband, James Alfred Franks; son, Roland Dunklin Franks; two brothers and two sisters. Those remaining to cherish her memory are her children, Gary Keith Franks and wife Rebekkah of Forney, TX and Rubine Marie Franks McCullough and her husband Jimmy of Euless, TX; siblings, Reginald (Reg) Arthur Parslow of Amersham, Buckinghamshire, Alan Maurice Parslow of Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, Jennifer Ruby Mortimer of South Hampton and Janet Isabel O’Connor of Frome, Somerset; grandchildren, David Sampson of Florida, Paul Franks of Crandall, TX, Mindy Batchelor of Terrell, TX, Andrue Humphries of Omaha, NE, Brian Reznicek of Heartland, TX, Matthew Busby of Connecticut, Adam McCullough of Euless, TX and Chelsea Whitehurst of Forney, TX; 11 Great Grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1000 S. Hwy 175, Seagoville, TX 75159. Funeral Services will be held at 2pm Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home with burial following at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Alton Franks officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul Franks, Brian Reznicek, Matthew Busby, Adam McCullough, Chad McCullough and Brent McCullough.

If friends so desire, memorial donations in Brenda’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

Brenda M. Franks

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John Parslow

June 12, 2018

I believe I only met Auntie Brenda once some 20 years or so ago when she visited England and stayed with my dad and Mum - Reginald and Kathleen Parslow.

She was Dad’s sister and I listened willingly as she dutifully answered all our difficult questions about “what did happen in the war and why did you leave England “ etc.

I remember 3 big things .

1) I told her that they really should write a book and make a film about her life . It would be amazing.

2) she told me I was too introvert ! :-) but I just think that with my sister around it’s better to be quiet.

3) that my dad loved and still loves her very much and loved his chats on the telephone and still very much misses her now.

RIP auntie Brenda. You were amazing .
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April 13, 2018

To be in your presence
To sit at your feet
Where your Love surrounds me and makes me complete
This is her desire
O Lord
This is her desire O Lord

With much Love from your sister Jenny

Jennifer Axtell

April 13, 2018

A memory I will always cherish is when Aunty Brenda and Uncle Jimmy stayed with us one Christmas. I was about 9 and I was taken shopping by Aunty Brenda and Uncle Jimmy to hunt for a toy called Dazzle Pony. It was out of stock everywhere so we traipsed round the whole of Aylesbury and eventually found the alternative model, the Dazzle Dragon.
Aunty Brenda as you all know was such a sweet kind lady, and will leave a huge hole in all of our lives. Sending love and strength to all the family. I will miss you Aunty Brenda, give nanny (Nina/Your sister) a big hug from me. Love always xxxx

Marion Linda Elizabeth Axtell

April 13, 2018

Will always remember my time spent with you on my visits to Terrell and Euless with Rubine. Talking about old times and my mum your sister. Shall miss you big time. Love you always. Marion xxx