Died: Sun., Jun. 9, 2019


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jun. 17, 2019
Location: Light of the World Christian Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Mon., Jun. 17, 2019
Location: Light of the World Christian Church

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Johnie Mae Franklin was born on November 2, 1950, daughter of John T. Franklin and Frances Stansberry Franklin Taylor,  in Carrollton, Mississippi. One of eleven children, her parents preceded her in death.

Johnie graduated from Harry Wood High School, in Indianapolis, in 1969.  Having embarked upon her career in telecommunications as an operator at the former Indiana Bell, now known as AT&T, in 1968, she retired after forty years, as a Computer Network Specialist in July of 2008.

Johnie was endowed with many admirable traits and qualities.  She had a heart for God! She was a very faithful and active member of Light of The World Christian Church, where she remained a loyal member until she fell ill.

Johnie Mae Franklin departed this earthly life on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of sixty-eight years seven months and eight days. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John T. Franklin, Jr. and sister, Wanda Corbin.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her daughter, Lori Renae Franklin; son, Billy Curtis McGuire (Stacey); foster mother,  Virginia Johnson;  five sisters, Rubbie Johnson (Roosevelt), Charlie DeBow Parker (Mark), Jessie Cousins, Bettie Harris (James) and    Jewell Davis; four brothers, Melvin Franklin (Connie), Robert     Franklin, Joseph Franklin, and Willie Taylor; six grandchildren, Eric Franklin, Kerry Franklin, Lakeisha Davis, Curtis McGuire, Isiah McGuire, and Amanda McGuire; six great-grandchildren,  Ra’Vaughn Tobias, Eric Franklin, Jr., Kerrion Franklin, Errione Franklin, Micah Davis, and Laiah Burton.

A precious one from us has gone

A voice we love is stilled...

As long as life and memory last

We will remember you.


Humbly Submitted...................................The Family


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Linda Johnston-Bennett
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
I m so sorry to hear of Johnie's passing. I will miss the sound of her beautiful laughter. I had the joy og knowing her for years at Ma Bell. See you later, Johnie.

Ellen Franklin Stanger
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
My very deepest sympathies to the family of Johnnie Mae. We were friends in high school and in the same graduating class. She was a wonderful friend, it saddens me to hear of her passing. I will keep memories of our teenage years in my heart with great fondness.

James A. Williams
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
Johnie, I will miss seeing you at various stores around the city playing the Lottery. It was great knowing you from Indiana Bell/AT&T down thru the years.
You are in a better place with the Lord and former AT&T coworkers that have also gone home.
God bless the Franklin family in your time of grief.

Wanda Ladd
   Posted Mon June 17, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Johnie's passing, I just found out today or I would have been at her service this morning. She was a great person, I was blessed to have attended some High School with her and then to work with her at Ind Bell/AT&T. She could make anyone smile and she had a gift of caring for others. I will miss her and I will pray for her family and friends during this time of great loss. God Bless my friend and sister Johnie. RIP.

   Posted Tue June 18, 2019
Thank you all for your condolences, I am her granddaughter and greatly appreciate it .

Lori Renae Franklin
   Posted Sat June 22, 2019
Johnie Mae is my mother and I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and condolences and also thank you to all the Staff at Stuart Mortuary for being so kind and caring during this difficult time.

Lori Franklin
   Posted Sat June 22, 2019
I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and condolences for my mother Johnie Mae Franklin. She will be missed by all of us. I would also like to thank stuart mortuary for being so kind and caring during this difficult time. Sincerely her Daughter Lori Renae Franklin

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