Judy (Peterson) Franklin


2 p.m.
April 22, 2023
Gorin Cemetery

Final Resting Place

Gorin Cemetery


St. Jude Children's Hospital

{Aug. 1, 1944 - Dec. 22, 2022}

Judith Arlene (Peterson) Franklin, 78, of Gorin died December 22, 2022 at the LaBelle Manor Care Center.

She was born the daughter of Robert James and Imogene Faye (Dunlap) Peterson on August 1, 1944 in rural Scotland County.

Judith graduated from Gorin High School in 1962.

She married Robert D. Franklin on November 10, 1962. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2015.

Judy worked on the farm with Robert, owned and operated a café in Gorin and worked as a reflexologist. She was not a stranger to anyone and a friend to all the children in the neighborhood. Judy was artistic, enjoying drawing and ceramics. She will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers: James and Albert; a sister, Roberta Mathes; and a nephew, Kyle Peterson.

She is survived by her brother, David (Jackie Small) Peterson of Memphis, daughters, grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  1. Rest in peace Aunt Judy!

    Comment by Pamela Franklin on January 4, 2023 at 6:18 pm
  2. David and family. Judy was an outstanding lady with many talents and very smart. She was funny and fun to be around. She loved her family and cherished their time together.. you have my sympathy and prayers

    Comment by Sheila R. York on January 4, 2023 at 8:34 pm
  3. Judy was a great gal with very talented hands. She could cook a meal in a minute for her family. So sorry to hear about her passing.

    Comment by Sandra Ebeling on January 5, 2023 at 10:06 pm
  4. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was amazing with her reflexology and helped so many ppl. I think she really enjoyed causing pain when she worked on you. Not maybe intentionally because she did make you feel better. Pretty gruff talking but she always talked about her family and old times. Rest in peace and prayers for your family.

    Comment by Kevin and Jeanette Fogle on January 7, 2023 at 4:14 pm
  5. I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Tammy and Robin, I know how painful this is and will always be. May God comfort you and help you to heal. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by Deb Bradley on January 7, 2023 at 10:03 pm
  6. So sorry to hear Judy’s passing. Prayers for her daughter’s and other family members.

    Comment by Harry and Mary Ransford on January 7, 2023 at 10:04 pm
  7. Jed and Keri Hinds. So sorry for your family’s loss, she was an amazing woman. Sending Prayers.

    Comment by Keri Hinds on January 10, 2023 at 10:13 am

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