Rev. Robert C. Franklin succumbs
Reverend Robert C. Franklin, a Minister at Mount Hermon AME Church, departed this life on Jan. 3, 2015 at Florida Medical Center. He was ordained at the A.M.E. Church Ministerial Institute South Conference in 2010. He was affectionately known as Pie Sugar.
During his tenure Rev. Franklin had the distinct honor of preaching in the absence of Rev. Dr. Leeomia N. Kelly, one of nine Judges of the Judicial Council of the A.M.E. Church. Services were rendered at Hurst Chapel, Perrine, Fla, and Bethel A.M.E. Church, Naples, Fla.
He was a graduate of Florida A&M University where he received his bachelors in Music and Nova Southeastern University and he obtained a Masters in Educational Leadership and Exceptional Student Education along with various certifications from other Universities.
A retired educator of the Broward County School System where he worked in various positions such as Band Director, Interim Assistant Principal, Exceptional Student Education Instructor of Language Arts & Reading thru Music.
Rev. Franklin was a talented musician, director, composer, singer, band owner and one of the five founders, of Cross Creek School in Pompano Beach, Fla.
He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Eta Nu Chapter of Pompano Beach, Fla.
Also, a member of Mount Hermon Sons of Allen A.M.E. Church South Conference Ministers and Spouses Organization and Charmer of Broward County Charmettes, Inc.
Rev. Franklin was a loving husband to Dr. Jerelene S. Franklin and devoted father to Robert II, Tanika (Charles) and Christopher (Juliet). Living siblings are Anthony (Faye) Franklin, Trevor Franklin, James (Thelema) Franklin and Archer Williams. Grandfather of Jaylin, Keyonah, Chardae, Chole, Constance and Justin.
Viewing Jan. 9, 2015 at Mount Hermon A.M.E. from 5-8 p.m. Omega Service at 7 p.m., at 401 N.W. Seventh Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Funeral Ser-vices Jan. 10, 2015 at 1 p.m., at Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rev. Henry E. Green, pastor.