, Port Arthur, Texas

March 19, 2013

Arline "Madea" Franklin

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR —    Arline “Madea” Franklin, 92, of Port Arthur passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at home surrounded by her family.  Arline was born October 28, 1920 in Jeanerette, Louisiana to the late Elijah Williams and Seleana Williams.

   Arline is preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Earl and Elijah Williams Jr., 2 sisters, Maude Sam and Lucille Tory, and Uncle, Robert Young.

   She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who lived her life for her family.  She was strong in faith and had a good relationship with God.  She will be greatly missed by many.

   Arline is survived by her son, James Franklin, Jr., daughter, Lula Williams of Port Arthur; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, a special niece Earline Burns and special friend Mary Paris.

The family would like to thank our extended family, Texas Home Health Hospice, especially Dr. Blahey, Dr. Anthony, Kim, Eloise, Theresa, Ron, Shelly, Lauren, Linda, Jaime, the chaplain and operator.

   A Celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.

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