Yvonne Vanzant Franklin

August 22, 1924 - May 11, 2018
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Yvonne's Obituary

Ella Yvonne Vanzant Franklin, age 93, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at a local hospital. 

She was born August 22, 1924 to James Houston Vanzant and Lylah Horton Vanzant in Winchester, Tennessee. She was a native of Lexie Crossroads, Tennessee and resident of Pensacola for over 60 years. 

She served as a Media Specialist for Navy Point Elementary School for 35 years. She loved reading to children and watching them learn and grow. 

She was a member of Leonard Street Church of Christ and a former member of Gateway Church of Christ. She was active with the ladies group at both congregations. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Clayton Franklin, Jr.; and two daughters, Rhonda Brewer and Constance Dian Franklin. 

She is survived by her daughter Ramona Mixon and son Hank Franklin (Vicki); grandchildren, Nicole Winters (Chuck), Eddie Brewer (Bevin), Brittany Yvonne Mixon, Clayton Franklin, Amber Franklin, and Natalie Sammons; eleven great-grandchildren, Tripp, Isabella, Erin, Hunter, Gabby, Fischer, Scarlett, Brooke, Forrest, Brees, and Lilly. 

A graveside service will be Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Bayview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name should be made to The Imagination Library, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 or at www.imaginationlibrary.com.

WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

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Bayview Memorial Park
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    Pensacola, Florida 32503

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