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MST SGT Joseph A. Franklin Jr.

January 18, 1949 June 17, 2019
MST SGT Joseph A. Franklin Jr.
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MST SGT Joseph A Franklin was born January 18, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey. He was the first of two children born to the late Joseph A. Franklin Sr. and Florence M. Franklin. He departed his life June 17, 2019 peacefully at home.

Joseph was a graduate of Central High School (Blue Devils) in Newark, New Jersey class of 1967. He then went to join the United States Army from June 19, 1968 until April 25, 1975 where he became DSTE. From there he went to Essex County College where he studied Fine Arts class of 1982. But still that wasn’t enough for him and he then went on to join the New Jersey Army Reserves National Guard from April 18, 1976 until June 26, 2005 where he became a Master SGT. Even while serving his country he still found time to become a Truck/ Bus Driver for Newark Public Schools from 1986 – 2010 when he was finally able to retire.

Joseph was united in Holy matrimony with Delesalin Franklin on May 14, 1988.

Joseph leaves to cherish his memory: his wife Delesalin Franklin, his 8 children: Hikeyma Hawkins, Kevin Johnson, Ameerah Robinson, Yusef Franklin, Abdul Franklin, Florence Franklin, Zienada Franklin & Jo-Nah Franklin, 2 sons-in-law: Huey Robinson & Raymond Hawkins, his brother Arnold (Sahid) Franklin, his 3 sisters-in-law: Marlene Knight, Sandra Johnson & Rita Johnson, his 2 brothers-in-law: Richard Johnson & Mark Knight, 26 grandchildren: Louise Cooper, Jamaine Cooper, Terri Brown, Akia Brown, Ericka Moore, William Moore, Ty-Quan Chalmers, Ty-Tiana Chalmers, Ty-Wan Chalmers, Janaida Moore, Jaiden Brown, Emmauel Hawkins, Raymond Hawkins JR, Joshua Hawkins, A’Skiyah Smith, Mariyah Smith, Courtney-Ray Hawkins, Ty-Shine Franklin, Desiray Hawkins, Ahmir Robinson, Jarrel Smith JR, Winter Williams Franklin, Legend Reid, King Franklin & Leo Reid, 3 great grandchildren: Zy’Aire Cooper, Jamaine Cooper Jr. & Chance Cooper Anderson, 3 nieces: Bahiyah Johnson, Al-Niah Johnson & Aurasin Massey, 2 nephews: Luqman Johnson & Al-Quaddir Vines, 4 Goddaughters, and a host of other family and friends.

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Visitation

Sunday

23

Jun

6:00 PM 6/23/2019 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6/23/2019 9:00:00 PM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

24

Jun

11:00 AM 6/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

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Location

Fairmount Cemetery Final Resting Place

620 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107

620 Central Avenue Newark 07107 NJ
United States
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