Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

A Life Celebration By Franklin was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Dr. Barry J.W. Franklin

Dr. Barry J.W. Franklin

Executive Manager/Funeral Director
Mrs. Marie Franklin

Mrs. Marie Franklin

Family Support Services
Mrs. Leslie Hill

Mrs. Leslie Hill

Retired
Ms. Kim Hill

Ms. Kim Hill

Administrative Assistant
Ms. RozAnn Nichols

Ms. RozAnn Nichols

Administrative Assistant
Mr. Padriac Satterfield

Mr. Padriac Satterfield

Family Services Specialist
Mr. Don Jenkins

Mr. Don Jenkins

Family Services Specialist
Mrs. Debra Taylor-King

Mrs. Debra Taylor-King

Family Services Specialist
Mr. Ray Caldwell

Mr. Ray Caldwell

Family Services Specialist
Mrs. Tonya Lofton-Dallas

Mrs. Tonya Lofton-Dallas

Family Services Specialist
Mr. Milton Guyton

Mr. Milton Guyton

Family Services Specialist
Mr. Woodrow W. Washington

Mr. Woodrow W. Washington

Funeral Director/Embalmer
Tonyette Cummings

Tonyette Cummings

Family Services Specialist
Rex Easley

Rex Easley

Family Services Specialist
James McCreary

James McCreary

Family Services Specialist
Luke Mercer Jr.

Luke Mercer Jr.

Family Services Specialist
Catherine Kearney

Catherine Kearney

Pre Need Counselor

Our location.

Learn exactly where we are, plus how and when to arrive.