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Ruby Lee Franklin

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Born in Hutto, Texas on Oct. 5, 1935
Departed on Feb. 15, 2016 and resided in Manor, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016
11:00 am
Cemetery: Taylor City Cemetery
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Ruby Lee Franklin

Miss Ruby Lee Brazell was the third child born to Mr. and Mrs. William Brazell on October 5, 1935 in Hutto, Texas, on Route 2. Both parents, two brothers (Alvin Brazell of Wisconsin and William Brazell, Jr. of Austin, Texas), four sisters (Ruth Mae Brazell, Gladys Thomas, Rosetta Brown of Austin, Texas and Dorothy Alexander of Tulare, California) preceded her in death.

Miss Ruby Lee Brazell was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Adolph Franklin, Sr. During their union, five children were born, one child deceased, Joice Ann Franklin.

Beginning her walk with Christ at an early age, she was baptized at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church under Reverend T. B. Reeves in Thrall, Texas and served 23 years.

She was affiliated with Hopefull Chapter #102 White Rose Grand Chapter OES, Houston, Teas. The post she held included Financial Secretary and Worthy Matron. The Grand Matrons were Elisse Williams, Thelma Johnson, and now Mrs. Shirley Thompson.

Mrs. Ruby Lee Franklin served as assistant secretary (later became the secretary) of Mission 1 and sang in the Senior Choir at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Thrall, Texas.

In 1983, she moved to Taylor, Texas and united with Zion Chapel Baptist Church where Reverend J. B. Smith was Pastor. At Zion Chapel her service included teacher for Mission1, singing in the Choir, and Superintendent of Sunday School for more than seven years.

Having relocated to Austin, Texas, Mrs. Franklin moved her membership to the Rosewood Avenue Baptist Church where Reverend H. E. Smith was Pastor. She faithfully served on the Usher Board and later as Assistant Secretary of Mission 1. Reverend Coby Shorter, III is now her Pastor.

She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Mr. Samuel Brazell and Mr. Nathaniel Brazell of Austin, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Brazell-Brown of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Lorene Nealy (Lonzo) of Austin, Texas and Mrs. Ernestine Pullins (Gavin) of Manor, Texas; two sons, Mr. Freddie Franklin (Hope) of Pflugerville, Texas and Mr. Adolph Franklin, Jr. (Rita) of Irving, Texas); adopted daughter Miss Emma Stanley of Austin, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, nineteen Great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, relative and friends.

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