Helen Franklin

Helen Franklin

Helen Ford Franklin, 84, of Hamburg, died January 5, 2014 at The Oak Woods Home in Mer Rouge, La.

Mrs. Franklin was a native of Bastrop, La., a resident of the Berlin Community South of Hamburg for the past 25 years and a former resident of Houston, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tillou Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herman E. Ford Sr. and Bennie F. Franklin; two sons, Jerry Wayne Ford and Herman E. Ford Jr.; her parents, Tommy and Berti Wilson Bennett and three sisters.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Johnson of Collinston, La.; Shelia Boone and Carolyn Wilson both of Dayton, Texas; two sons, Thomas Ford of Hamburg and Doyle Ford of Spring, Texas; 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held January 8 at 3 p.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Doug Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Tillou Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.