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Bernadine Franklin

July 15, 1929 — February 8, 2022

Bernadine Defoe Franklin age 92 of Portland passed away on February 8, 2022, at the home of her youngest daughter in Bethpage,TN. Bernadine was born in Iron City, Tennessee, On July 15, 1929 to the late Edney Lee and Robie Defoe.

She was devoted to the Lord her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, always being faithful with her love for them.

She was very talented,and could do anything she wanted. Bernadine loved to sew and was an accomplished seamstress. She could make anything, all she needed was a picture or drawing, and a few hours. If she didn’t have a pattern no problem, she would make her own. Mom shared her love for sewing and taught all her children who wanted to learn.

Mom was a great cook and loved cooking, it was good southern cooking. Best fried chicken ever and biscuits that would melt in your mouth.

Mom loved taking care of her husband and family and always put them first.

In addition to her parents Bernadine Franklin was preceded in death by her Husband Herbert of 67 years, Son David Anthony, Grandson Daniel Lee Thomson, Granddaughter Shane Paszkowski Ratliff, her four brothers, and three sisters. She is survived by six of her children Brenda (Frank)Rubio, Herbert Dennis Franklin, Shirley Ann (Dave) Paszkowski, Eveline (Robert) King, Eddie Steve (Laura) Franklin, Debbie Lynn (Rick)Thomson, Twenty Grandchildren, Fifty Great Grandchildren, and three Great Great Grandchildren.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The memorial will be February 27, 2022. Visitation with family 11:00am to 1:00pm with service at 1:00pm. At the Crestview Funeral Home, Memory Gardens & Cremation

1623 Highway 109 N

Gallatin, TN 37066

(615) 452-1943

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