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January 16, 1953 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 65)

A homegoing celebration for Mr. Renee Franklin “Nay-Nay” of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Rev. Jerome Franklin, officiating. The interment will follow. Mr. Renee Franklin was born January 16, 1953 to the late Ellwood Mack Franklin, Sr. and Zoila Mae (Rowe) Franklin in Tampa, Florida. Renee graduated from Middleton High School, class of 1971. He attended Hillsborough Community College and received his Associate of Arts degree. He continued his education at Western Kentucky University and received his Bachelor’s Degree. On February 2, 2018 his mortal body slipped away and his soul found eternal rest and peace with God. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ellwood Mack Franklin, Randy Franklin and Raynell Franklin. Renee leaves to mourn his precious memories with his devoted companion of 39 years, Vilma Bell; sons, Jeffery Bell, Jr. and Marcus Renee Franklin, Sr.; grandchildren, Gerise Gajadasighn, Sr., Marcus Renee Franklin, Jr., Jaquan Nathan, Kamara Alika Franklin and great grandson, Gerise Gajadasingh, Jr.; brothers, Jerome Franklin (Shirley), Alvin E. Franklin (Margaret) and Rennex Franklin (Leatrice); sister, Peggy Jo Young; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, February 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Saturday for the service.

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