Brenda Franklin, age 73, of Kingston passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 19, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Special Education. She worked many years as a Special Ed teacher for various school systems and loved all of her students. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by her parents, James Burl & Geneva Irene Brown Franklin.
Loving Husband of 48 years William “Scott” Parkhurst of Kingston
Sons: Nathan Franklin Parkhurst & wife, Jenny of Knoxville
Jacob Franklin Parkhurst of Knoxville
Grandchildren: Caleb Parkhurst, Noah Parkhurst, and Jasper Parkhurst
Sister: Debbie Green & husband, Dennis of Livonia, MI
Niece & Nephew: Emily and Landen
Several extended family members and friends who will miss her greatly.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family has requested in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation https://mcnabbfoundation.org/donate/
Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of arrangements.