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Betty Jean Govan Franklin

August 14, 1945 — May 1, 2018

Betty Jean Govan Franklin

Betty Jean Govan Franklin blessed the union of Albert and Vernestine Baldwin Govan. She was born August 14, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended James E. Guinn School and was a 1964 graduate of Historic I. M. Terrell High School. As young girl, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ to be her Lord and Savior and was baptized into His Fold. Betty had been a faithful member of St. Matthews Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Troy Pope. Betty possessed an outgoing and energetic personality which endeared her to so many people. A great cook, she love to entertain and prepare meals and dinners for family and friends. A skilled seamstress, she created beautiful quilts and clothing. Two of her favorite past times were cheering for The Dallas Cowboys and playing dominoes. Betty was the true and sincere personification of a Christian mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She deeply loved her family and wanted them to always be taken care of. Betty was preceded in death by: her son, Charles Govan, her parents, brothers Dorsey Dixon Sr. and Charles Earl Govan; and her beloved aunt, Ruby (“Antie ") Simpkins On May 1, 2018, Betty received the fulfillment of GOD’s Promise to "Come unto ME, all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Cherishing the beauty and warmth of her memories are her family: Son: Antwane Henderson, Sr.; grandsons: Braien Henderson and Antwane Henderson Jr.; Sister, Pearlie Henderson; niece, Sophie Henderson; nephew, Christopher Henderson; Half-sisters: Muslimah Mahdil (aka) Brenda Jackson Beck and Cecilia Burns; extended family, friends and those blessed to have known her and her special friend, Connie Jackson Services To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Betty Jean Govan Franklin please visit our Sympathy Store.
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