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Melvin Edward Franklin

February 10, 1950 — January 12, 2024


Melvin Edward Franklin


Melvin Franklin was born on February 10, 1950, to James E. Franklin, Sr. and Rosa J. Franklin in Baltimore, Maryland. They had three other sons, Robert, David, and Jonathan. Melvin was the sixth child of his father's eight children.

He enjoyed family time and activities until his health required him to need specialized care.  After which time family visits and outings became more meaningful and special.  He enjoyed care rides, listening to baseball games, shooting a basketball on a court with his brothers, and going out for fast food. 

In later years, Melvin transitioned to The Human Development Council Residential Services located in Frederick, Maryland.  While there, he learned a work skill used at Goodwill Industries. Also, he attended The Human Development Council Day Program where he made many friends with his peers and care givers who cared for him for many years.  

Melvin will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and by those who got to know him.  After the onset of a short illness, Melvin passed away peacefully on January 12, 2024. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Catherine and James, Jr., Florence, Robert, Sr. and David, Sr.  Melvin leaves to cherish his memory, his sister, Eva Brown and brother, Jonathan, Sr. (Debbie); and several nieces and

A Celebration life will be held Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 12:00 P.M.  with Pastor Jim Gross officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service.

The burial will be private at Rest Haven Cemetery.


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