Kerry Elaine Bay Franklin

Published 10:23pm Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kerry Elaine Bay Franklin, loving wife of Donald E.Franklin, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 14, 2013.

Kerry was born in Joplin, Mo. to the parents of Rev. Paul and Marjorie Bay. Kerry was formerly from Tryon, N.C.

Kerry was predeceased by her beloved son, Ryan Bay Johnston; sister, Jana Paulette Bay and parents.

Kerry is survived by husband, Donald E. Franklin, and her brother, Dr. Paul Bay; as well as beloved niece, Alfie Rowan and family, and nine other nieces and nephews. Kerry will be remembered and loved by friends in various states that she traveled and worked in.

Kerry worked in the decorating and design field and possessed an impeccable talent.  Kerry would want to be remembered as a loving wife, mother and good friend but most of all as having an undeniable love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Kerry was a faithful member of Christ Community Baptist Church in Landrum, S.C. She had a sincere love for her church and especially her church family. Kerry was one of the original founding members of Christ Community Church, Landrum, S.C.

A celebration of Kerry’s Life will be held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at Christ Community Church in Landrum, SC. The service will be conducted by Rev. Philip Wilds and Dr. Ian Walker. Memorials may be made in Kerry’s Memory to Christ Community Church, P.O. Box 69, Landrum, S.C. 29646

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