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Melvina Gaines Franklin entered into rest on December 1, 2019 at the age of 89. Wife of the late Leo Franklin. Daughter of the late Leopold and Odile Mackey Gaines. Mother of Leon Leo (Patrice Molina) Franklin. Sister of the late Julia Gaines and Paul Gaines. Sister of law Nadine "Nanny Dee" Franklin, Gladys Gaines and the late Nolan Franklin and the late Shirley Williams Gaines. Grandmother of Lauren A. Franklin and Leon L. Franklin II. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, also Priest and Parishioners of Corpus Christi and St. Jude Catholic Churches are invited to attend A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Interment: Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit to share the online condolences.