Franklin, Earnest Adam


December 13, 1915 - April 3, 1987
Adam Franklin was born December 13, 1915 and died April 3, 1987. He is survived by a loving and devoted family; his wife, Eunice; five, daughters, Mrs. Mary L. Bradley, Mrs. Rita C. Witherspoon, Miss Evelyn Franklin, Mrs. Georgia Mae F. Taylor, and Miss Linda Franklin; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one aunt, Mrs. Pearl Campbell; one uncle, Mr. Willie Cason; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. The celebration service of his life was held on Saturday, April 11, 1987 at the Greater St. Peter Baptist Church in New Roads, Louisiana; leading the service was Dr. Kirby A. Vining, District Superintendent of the Baton Rouge-Lafayette District. Interment was in the St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Brother Franklin was a faithful and dedicated worker. He felt the call of God to enter the Christian ministry through The Methodist Church in 1950. He began his ministry at St. James Methodist Church, Melville, Louisiana. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1959; an Elder in 1961; and after 34 years in the ministry, he retired in 1984.
Brother Franklin made wonderful contributions to the lives of those he touched. He will be deeply missed. He will be fondly remembered and cherished. Church members, young and old, loved him for what he stood for and for what he gave, for what he gave was what he knew he had received – Grace! He was like the Lord he loved and served--a grace-given!
God saw the road was getting rough. The hills were hard to climb, he gently closed those loving eyes, and whispered, peace be thine; the weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are past. The ever-patient worn-out frame has found sweet rest at last. God is my help in every need. God does my every hunger feed. God walks beside me, guides my way through every moment of the day. God is my health, I can’t be sick. God is my strength, unfailing quick. God is my all. I know no fear, since God and love and truth are here.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1987; p. 314 By Ameal D. Ennis

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