We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Steven L Lyons Funeral Home
Mr. Van C. Franklin, age 66, of Raleigh, departed this life on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Funeral, 12 Noon, Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home, 1515 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh. Visitation, 11:30 AM to 12 Noon, prior to the service. **All attendees are encouraged to wear Dallas Cowboy paraphernalia. Public viewing, 12 Noon to 8 PM, Friday, September 23, 2022, at the funeral home.
Survivors: daughter, Linda Shannon of Poughkeepsie, NY, grandchildren, Monae Shannon (Dan), Dontae Pelzer (Maria), Tynae Shannon-Smith and Nikylah Jones; 1 great grandchild, Madilynn Bentley; sisters, Delsey Avery (Raymond), Wendy Haynes (Kelvin), Yvette Franklin and Lovely Franklin; brothers, Elder Jesse C. Purkett (Johnna), Arnette Skinner, Colin Tillman (Tammie) and Linc Brooks (April); and a host of other relatives and friends, including a special friend, Cynthia Simpson.