Rev. Johnathan Stanley Franklin

March 22, 1978 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 43)

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As the Angelic Host rejoices with the arrival of another annointed man of God, those who remain to endure have heavy hearts and indescribable sadness as a result of this tremendous loss. Rev. Johnathan Stanley Franklin gently laid his head in the Master’s arms and went to sleep in Paradise on Tuesday April 20,2021 at his residence in Norfolk, VA.

The Glorious and Triumphant Life Celebration  Services have been finalized. Beginning on Tuesday April 27,2021 a Viewing and Visitation will be held at First Baptist Missionary Church Hertford, NC from 5-8pm with a Christian Wake Service beginning at 6pm. On Wednesday, April 28,2021 beginning promptly at 11am, the Angelic Obsequies fit for Heaven’s Royal Priesthood will take place at Bethany Baptist Church Chesapeake, VA. At the conclusion of the Triumphant “Send Off”, Pastor Franklin along with adored relatives will be escorted to his earthly waiting room called Greenlawn Memorial Gardens until his name is called to receive his crown of Righteousness.

Now that he has finally met the Man he has witnessed to others about for so many years and been honored to sit at the feet of the one he prayed to, not to mention beholding the beauty of the one he taught his children about, his spirit is satisfied and when the trumpet is sounded and the sky opens once and for all, the Master Himself will call his name saying, Johnathan, you’ve been faithful, you’ve been true and you’ve done all you could ever do and for your faithfulness, “ITS YOUR TIME."

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April 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First Baptist Missionary Church
211 Hyde Park Street
Hertford, NC 27944

Celebration of Life
April 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethany Baptist Church
2587 Campostella Road
Chesapeake, VA 2334

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