Cynthia Ann "Dink" Franklin, age 62 gained her eternal wings on January 10, 2023 at her residence in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Ms. Franklin was born March 29, 1960 to Joe and Alberta Franklin in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Visitation for Dink will be Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Calvary Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will held Friday, January 27, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church officiated by family and Brother Clarence Benford. Committal services will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.
Cynthia is survived by her daughter Roberta Franklin. Two grandchildren; Jeremiah Franklin and Shaliyah Franklin. Six sisters; Carolyn Haynes (Hubert), Vivian Heckard, Faye Haynes (Arthur), Tammy Franklin, Freida Johnson (Herbert), and Sharonda (Black) Franklin. Seven brothers; Robert Franklin, Benny Franklin, Carl Franklin, Danny Ray Franklin, Londus Franklin, Joe Franklin, and Douglas Franklin, and numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones.
Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Alberta Franklin. Three brothers; Roy Franklin, Lish Franklin, and Jerry Bob Wilkerson. Three sisters; Joann Morgan, Sheila Franklin, and Malinda Heckard.
Cynthia, lovingly called "Dink" or "Dinky" by family and closest friends, can only be described as a women clothed in strength and dignity with a heart of gold. From her heart flowed all of her love, not only in words but in her actions. She always a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, a door that was always open, a place to sleep always available, a hot, home-cooked meal like grandma made ready to offer. Her nieces and nephews that she treated as her own as her house almost always had the hustle and bustle of little feet running around, cooing and crying babies, screams of toddlers, and the back and forth of the teenagers all so her sisters and brothers could work, go to school shop, or simply have a moment of peace. Then, as the years went by, she did the same for her nieces, nephews, and friends.
Cynthia had a fierce love for her daughter and grandchildren that showed in all she did for them. She faithfully watched her "stories" and games shows. As she cleaned and cooked, you could hear her singing an old spiritual or a song by Aretha Franklin or Betty Wright.
One of the most difficult time for her was when she reached the point of needing to be cared for because she was the caregiver, spending many sleepless nights and tiring days making sure everyone else who was sick, in the hospital, or recovering was cared for.
Dink was a loving, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be greatly missed, her laughter, her stories, her phone calls, and her love. In her last days, she professed her love her Jesus Christ and her readiness to go home. So even though she's left behind many mourning, and hurting family and friends. She is now at peace with the Father with no more suffering, pain or tears.
Services are under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home of Hobbs, New Mexico.
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