Wilma Z. “Billie” Franklin

January 23, 1917 - October 3, 2012
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Wilma Z. Franklin “Billie”, 95, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. Wilma was born on January 23, 1917 in Sparta, NC to the late Quincy G. and Verlyn B. (McCann) Edwards. She worked at Aerial Products, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Bainbridge Naval Center. SheContinue Reading

Mike Travagli left a message on October 24, 2012:
Aunt Will As we felt the silent and heavy presence of the inevitable hanging over your frail body these past weeks, we so wanted you to speak and say it wasn’t true. But your attention seemed drawn to another place. For now was the time for you to leave this world and to take comfort in joining loved ones who have already made that journey. And if the length of longing is a measure of the joy awaiting you – the sight of young Billy’s adorning face will be more beautiful than can be imagined. And the joy of the many reunions to follow will exceed all expression and can only be pointed to by our inadequate words. We will dearly miss you Aunt Will, but we know that in time there will be no separation. And that knowledge – of the bright side of the inevitable – can be our comfort – and a joy to be anticipated. God Speed Aunt Will – but don’t forget to keep the cooler full of Old Milwaukee for the rest of us, you endearing rascal you. With Loving Memory - Always, Mike Travagli
Lisa Edwards Carroll left a message on October 11, 2012:
Hi, Family of Willie: Keeping you in prayer for comfort and peace. Willie was a living legend! She knew how to live life to its fullest....something the rest of us strive to do, but she really knew how to LIVE. Don't you know the heavens are filled with a big party with family, her husband, her friends and Eldon all dancing and laughing and singing and in the Glory of our Lord. May you find peace in laughter by sharing the many many stories of Willie. I love you. Lisa
Dalton Edwards left a message on October 9, 2012:
This is a very sad time for me, I have had some wonderful times with Billie and I will always treasure the memories. She was always a barrel of laughs and the life of the party. I have really missed her at the family reunions for the last few years. She always felt a lot closer to me than a 1st. cousin and I feel a very big loss. GO REST HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN!!!
Mary Sica left a message on October 8, 2012:
Aunt Wil, For the short time that I've known you, you made a huge impact on my life. You were always smiling, laughing, joking and your stories were so captivating. Saying that you were the life of the party is such an understatement. I would venture to say that you were the party! I remember when you first met me, you told John that I was a keeper and I felt accepted. For that I am forever grateful. John and I take solace in that you will now be with your brothers and sisters and I love thinking about all of you having that big beer party in heaven. All together again. For John and I; there will be a void here on earth that will never be filled. We miss you and will always carry you in our hearts. It was an honor to have known you and your infectious laugh.
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