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Franklin Alexander

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Private funeral service for Mr. Franklin Delano Alexander, Sr will be conducted 12 Noon Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Sunset Memory Gardens. Interment will follow, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Mr. Franklin Delano Alexander, Sr., a son of the late James Joe Alexander and Lula Mae Grant Robinson was born in Florence, South Carolina on April 8, 1946. He departed this life, Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Franklin affectionately called Delano attended the Public Schools of Florence County and was a 1966 graduate of Wilson High School.

Franklin lived in Bronx, New York for several years and after returning to Florence he was employed for 34 years at Union Carbide (ESAB) Company. After retirement, he was employed with Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC until his heath declined.

At an early age, Franklin joined New Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina and later became a member of Savannah Grove Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Ralph W. Canty, Sr. He met and married the late Cyremthia Jordan Alexander.

In addition to his parents; Delano was preceded in death by his wife, Cyremthia Alexander; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Jordan Alexander; and a special cousin, Linda “Pop” Mumford.

Sharing his legacy of love and cherishing precious memories are: four children, Cherese Alexander of Florence, South Carolina, Franklin Delano “Frankie” Alexander, Jr. (Tonya) of Florence, South Carolina, Chelise Williams of Chesterfield, Virginia, and Catrice (Gilleon) Frieson of Lake City, South Carolina; seven grandchildren which includes Jailyn Williams of Chesterfield, Virginia, a granddaughter reared in the home, Jordan Alexander, Kristopher Alexander, Jayla Frieson, Brittani Alexander all of Florence, South Carolina, Carson Frieson of Lake City, South Carolina, and Kamryn Alexander of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters, Yvonne Peterson and Julia (Rudolph) Graham both of Florence, South Carolina; a niece that was more like a sister, Monica (Robert) McCall of Columbia, South Carolina; a devoted special friend, Dora Scott of Florence, South Carolina; two aunts, Gladys Smoot of Richmond Virginia and Elizabeth Alexander of Florence, South Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Carl Jordan, Jr. of Bronx, New York and Robert “BJ” Alexander, Jr. of Clarksville, Maryland; one sister-in-law, Janie (William) Etheridge of Chesterfield, Virginia; two special Barbershop friends, Daryl Hall and Timothy McFadden both of Florence, South Carolina; and a host of nephews; nieces; other relatives; and friends.

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We send our condolences to the Alexander family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. United'74,Inc.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I was saddened to learn of the passing Delano my WHS classmate of 66, rest in piece my brother. My condolences goes out to the Alexander family. Bell Eaddy

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending my condolences to the family. Delno as we like to call him will be missed. Such a wonderful person. Love y'all family Latifa "Tee" Johnson 2

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Alexander. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cherese and her entire family. May God be with them during this difficult time. Katie Frierson and William Frierson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Franklin was a classmate and your mother a life long friend. My deepest prayers are with the family. Susie Hines Cannon

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Prayers are lifted to God, in deepest sympathy of Delano. Cherese it's our prayer that God will equip you for the journey in keeping your nucleus together in love and peace.Your parents and your grand mother taught you well. You are a strong christian woman. God will bless your family because of your faithfulness to him. May God Bless the family of Mr. Franklin D. Alexander. From Lisa D. Mckithen & Demetric A. Russell

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To,the Alexander Family,my family just wanted to let you know,that in this time of merit,that GOD is the strength of your life,and that there is no pain that GOD can not heal,and he will give you peace that passes all understanding. I LOVE YOU ALL! Min.Lois Perry and Family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We send condolences to the Alexander family. Delano was a great gentleman. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.(Ms. Audrey Davis & Dr. Lurma Swinney..sisters)

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our staff at McLeod Health Palliative Care send our deepest condolences and prayers to your family during this time of loss. God has it all in his hands. Psalm 121 Hallelujah.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

On be half of the Wingate, Lyde & Austin families, I extend my sincere condolences to your family during this time of sorrow. Your loved one is not only missed, but will forever be remembered.

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