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SSgt. (Ret) Lonice Royal Franklin

SSgt. (Ret) Lonice Royal Franklin born November 12, 1957, in Victoria, Texas, was called to his Heavenly home on Dec 28, 2019. Lonice lived a life filled with love and laughter.  Lonice was the youngest and only male child to the late Samuel Royal Franklin and Dorthy Charleston Franklin Mumford. 
He most recently resided in Stapleton Nebraska with his loving wife of 24 years, Anne Marie Franklin. 
SSgt. (Ret) Lonice Franklin served 15 years in the United States Air force, followed by 25 years with Union Pacific Railroad.
Lonice was always easily recognized by his boisterous laugh and his ability to start a conversation and stir up joy in any room he entered. He leaves behind five sisters: Ethel Marie Nelson, Theola Watkins, Veronica Green, Lrma King, and Faith Murphy; seven children: Brian Sims, Symone Franklin, Candice Sims, Serelia Ball, Krystal Edwards, Tyler Edwards and Samantha Franklin; and 13 grandchildren. Father and Mother In law Roger and Carolyn Lolley and sisters In Law Rogena and Carrie Lolley and a host of family and friends.
Lonice has been reunited with his Mother Dorothy Mae Charleston Franklin Mumford and his Father, Samuel Royal Franklin.
Services were held Thursday January 9,  2020 at Guadalupe District Association Church, San Antonio, Texas. Internment was at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in memory of Lonice Franklin to the Diabetes Association. To donate by phone please call: 1-800-342-2383. To donate by mail please send to P.O. Box 15829 Arlington VA 22215. To donate electronic use link: American Diabetes Association
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