Rev. Cecil L. Franklin

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Rev. Cecil L. Franklin

Birthplace: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 26, 1989 (49) (Heart attack )
Place of Burial: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of C. L. Franklin and Barbara Vernice (Bobby) Franklin
Husband of Private
Father of Private
Brother of Erma Franklin; Aretha Franklin; Carolyn Ann Franklin and Vaughn Cavanaugh Franklin
Half brother of Vaughn Cavanaugh Franklin and Carlellen Kelley-Smith

Managed by: Ailene Nechelle House
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About Rev. Cecil L. Franklin

Assistant Pastor to New Bethel Baptist Church on Linwood Blvd. in Detroit, Mi. His father Rev. C. L. Franklin was the Senior Pastor. He had Three (3) sisters,Aretha, Carolyn, and Erma Franklin.


DETROIT - Rev. Cecil Franklin, singer Aretha Franklin's brother and personal manager, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 49.

Mr. Franklin, who died at his home, had been suffering from pneumonia for two months, said his wife, Earline. He was assistant pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.

Born in Memphis, he became an aide to his father about 20 years ago at the church that Rev


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Rev. Cecil L. Franklin's Timeline

March 31, 1940
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
December 26, 1989
Age 49
December 28, 1989
Age 49
Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States