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Gerald Donald “Dreek” Franklin, Sr.

Gerald Donald “Dreek” Franklin, Sr., 74, a resident and native of Franklin, LA, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 30, 2022 at his residence.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February  10, 2022 at Jones Funeral Home 1101 Main Street Franklin, LA from 10:00 AM until funeral services at 12:00 PM. (All visitors are asked to adhere to the CDC/local regulations by wearing masks and practicing social distancing). Services will be accessible by viewing the Jones Funeral Home, Inc. Facebook Page at 12:00 PM on  Thursday, February 10, 2022. “Dreek” will be interred in the Franklin Cemetery – Main Street in Franklin, LA.

Memories of Gerald, Sr. or “Dreek,” as he was known to many, will forever remain in hearts of a devoted life companion, Belinda Lightfoot of Franklin, LA; his children, Gerald Franklin, Jr. and Jarret Thomas both of Houston, TX, Jude Franklin of New Iberia, LA, Justin Hawkins of Broussard, LA, Donald Lightfoot of Morgan City, LA, Gerian Lightfoot of Lafayette, LA, Germaine Yarber and Michelle Fernandez both of Franklin, LA, Jessica Johnson of Verdunville, LA, and Geralyn Janay Hawkins of New Orleans, LA;  sister, Catherline Shepherd of Franklin, LA; bonus son, Larandan Hawkins; bonus daughter, Kimoyona Payton; three aunts, Shirley Wesley, Almetra J. Franklin, and Jean Franklin; thirty-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Gerald Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Jeffrey and Savannah Franklin Hadrick and his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Dora Cage Franklin.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family request donations be made to Jones Funeral Home 1101 Main Street Franklin, LA 70538 in Gerald Donald “Dreek’ Franklin’s honor.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones Funeral Home of Morgan City/Franklin/Jeanerette and Houma.  please visit; www.jones-funeral-home.com to send condolences to family.

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