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Corazon Franklin

Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9 am to 11 am

Church of Christ at Hagerstown

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

Church of Christ at Hagerstown



Corazon Franklin, 60, of Hagerstown, MD, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born August 30, 1958 in Tuguegarao City, Philippines. She was the daughter of Sergio and Agripina Soriano.

Survived by her husband, Daniel Franklin, DVM; two daughters, Danielle Redman, Katie Hill, their husbands, and her one and only granddaughter, Ava Hill. 

Cora dedicated her life to raising her daughters and granddaughter, along with anyone else that crossed her path.  She was a dedicated member of the Church of Christ at Hagerstown for many years.  All of her decisions were bathed in prayer.  Throughout her life, she was known as a generous, selfless, gentle spirit. She was sensitive to the needs of others and without hesitation she took action and considered it a privilege. 
She enjoyed trips with family, shopping, gardening, and playing tennis with some of her favorite ladies. 
Services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Church of Christ.
10014 White Hall Road,  Hagerstown, MD, with the Mike Foster officiating.

Family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church.      

Interment will be held at the convenience of her family. 

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to celebrate her, by carrying on her passion to support Operation Christmas Child. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Garhoud, United Arab Emirates

Dear Dr. Franklin, we are so sorry for youl loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Frank & Marie Watkins
Fairplay, MD

Our deepest sympathies to Dr. Franklin and his family. We were so very sorry to hear of this special lady's passing. Our hearts and our prayers are with all of you.

Randy & Carol Wood & the Wood Kitties
Hagerstown, MD

David and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you, Dr. Dan and your entire family in the loss of your dearly beloved wife, mother and grandmother. May our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and sustain all of you in this difficult time. My prayers are with all you.

Donna M. Fraunfelter
Hagerstown, MD

Dr. Franklin and Family, I was away and just returned to the news about the death of your wife and children's mother. I wanted you to know I am so sorry, and send you my sincere sympathy. Joann E. King ( Mother of Molly King and Sally King)

Joann E, King
Hagerstown, MD

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to Dr. Franklin and his family, and his work family.

Diane VanTine
Greencastle, PA

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the God who comforts all who mourn help to sustain you during this most difficult time, as you await the fulfillment of Gods promise to be reunited with your loved one again (John 6:40)

Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Franklin so sorry to learn of the passing of your beautiful wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jim and Kelly Rohrer
Boonsboro, MD

I believe I only met Cora once at a Christmas Staff and Family gathering years ago. But her essence and light of the Holy Spirit within her was so evident and she made me feel wanted, important, and noticed. The warmth of her being showered me with love. Imagine just one meeting! I've enjoyed reading others' comments as now I have even higher regard for this gifted, vibrant, joyous wife and mother who has left this earth. I can only imagine what an asset she is now in heaven. Still, we all grieve at her loss here on earth especially her dear family. I know it has to be extremely difficult to let go but her glow will never leave you. I extend my heartfelt condolences and pray for your courage, strength, peace, and comfort at a time like this.

Julie G Shenk
Hagerstown, MD

To my beautiful friend, Cora, you were an angel on earth and now an angel in Heaven. We enjoyed playing tennis and taking tennis clinics together for so many years. We also enjoyed lunch, dinner, and shopping outings with our tennis friends. Condolences and my sympathy go out to your husband, Dan, your daughters, Danielle and Katie and your granddaughter, Ava. I feel joy that you were in my life and will always remember Cora and one of her favorite words was "sugar". Love to you, Myrna

Myrna Kinman
The Villages, Florida

So saddened to hear of Coras' passing. She was a beautiful and gracious lady. Sending peace, comfort and heartfelt condolences to the family.

Bambi Boutelle
Hagerstown , MD

Our deepest condolences all the family.

Elisabet and Robert Hurley
Hagerstown, MD

Your family is in my prayers

Jane Kelley
falling waters, West Virginia

Cora was a great friend and I will cherish our times together. I consider it an honor to have her in my life for the time I did. I know she has passed the same loving kindness onto her family and countless others. God has a special place in Heaven for her. Some day we will meet again

Vonda Meyers
Greencastle , PA

Dearest family and friends, I am heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend, Cora. I am blessed to count myself among her tennis friends and I will always remember that sweet smile of hers, on and off the tennis courts. She always spoke so lovingly of her family, especially little Ava. I will miss her and never forget her. May God bless you and comfort you. Sincerely, Cindy and Vaughn Crowl

Cindy Crowl
Rohrersville, Maryland

So very sorry to hear this news. Corazon was a beautiful soul inside and out. I so enjoyed knowing her. We spent many hours together on the tennis court. She left this earth way too early. Our heartfelt sympathy to the family. Jean and Bob Bricker

Jean Bricker
Hagerstown , Md.

A true angel has left this earth. I have never known a more truly wonderful person - she radiated love and caring for everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be greatly missed.

Louise Wine
Hagerstown, MD

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss.

Robert & Joyce Kline

Danielle, we are with you and your family in prayer and thoughts; I (and am sure all the other loving coworkers of yours) will be there to lift you up through this. your mom’s memories will be cherished forever. May God turn your family’s mourning into dancing as He and the angels embrace your lovely mom.

Martinsburg , WV

Dr. Franklin ,Danielle and Katie, I was shocked to hear of the passing of your beautiful and sweet mother. She was one of the kindest and loving people that I knew. My prayers go out to your family. Brenda and Rich

Brenda Rhodes Mahoney
Hedgesville, WV

I am so sorry to hear of Corazon's passing. She was such a kind, caring, gracious, Christian woman. Our family has wonderful memories of her and treasure the family quilt she made for our parents for their 50th Anniversary. Cherish the memories!! Hugs and prayers for Dan, Danielle, Katie and your families.

Sheryl Ebersole
Hagerstown, MD

Dr. Corazon Franklin was such a kind and generous person. Although, her loving spirit has moved on to reside in Heaven, my heart goes out to the Franklin Family who will miss her so much! I pray that the Franklin Family will continue to be blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ and that He will be with them in their tremendous grief as they try to carry on without her in their lives.

Donald W. Holt
Frederick, MD

Those we hold closest to our hearts never leave us. She lived on in the kindness she had shared and the love she brought into our lives. Our deepest condolences and prayers!

Jezzie C. Siriban
Ontario , California

Dr. Franklin~ I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jackie Shank

Jackie Shank
Hagerstown, Maryland

My sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Meredith Callahan
Hagerstown, MD

So sorry for the loss of this amazing woman. She was a beautiful sweet lady inside and out.

Don & Linda Grove
Hagerstown , MD

Wishing your family peace and strength. Sending sincere sympathy to Dan and family. Cindy Neugebauer PHHS Class of 1972

Cindy Neugebauer
Keedysville, MD

May God and his love embrace your beautiful Corazon and his strength and peace be with you and your family as you mourn her loss. She will never be far from you until you are with her again. Thankful for her life, we wish you and your family comfort at this most difficult time.

Christine & Carl Christianson
Camp Hill, PA

Dan and family My heart is just broken she was a beautiful wonderful lady. She lives on in you daughters she taught great values and always so kind to help everyone Cathy Wantz

Cathy Wantz
Hagerstown, Maryland

The obituary written captures the true essence of Cora. She will be missed ! I was fortunate enough to have met Cora at water babies class when our girls were little. I enjoyed spending those hours with her chatting about our families and motherhood. We reconnected when Katie and our Ashley played club volleyball together and we traveled to Utah for the nationals tournament . We played many years of competitive tennis together and ladies contract tennis. She truly lived her faith. She was an example of kindness and love. Her family is a testimony of who she was. We love you Cora. We are better people because of what you showed us by staying true to your faith. Hugs to you !

Sandy and Ted Reeder
Hagerstown, MD

Dr. Franklin and Family, Thinking and praying for you and your family at this difficult time. Death takes many things from us, but it cannot touch the precious memories we treasure. May those memories place a smile on your faces during the darkest hours of grief. Sharon Eby You provided excellent care for my 2 doxies- Sasha and Roxie.

Sharon Eby
Hagerstown, MD

We used to attend the Church of Christ at White Hall Road back in 2003, so we were shocked to read this morning of the early passing of beautiful and kind Cora Soriano Franklin. Our prayers and thoughts are with her dear family: Dr. Dan Franklin and daughters Danielle (we remember her in the choir!) and husband; Katie & Caleb and little Ava. May THE LORD grant comfort & peace to each one of you at this difficult time of saying good-bye.

Robert & Sandra Shepel
Hagerstown, Maryland

Dan, Danielle, and Katie, I cannot express how truly saddened I am to hear about Cora's passing. She is one of the most selfless people that I know. Everyone in this world that she has touched is better because of knowing Cora. I will miss her gentle spirit. Cora is truly "One of a kind!" My prayers are with you. Shelly Harmon

Shelly Harmon
Hagerstown, Maryland

Dear Franklin family, we were deeply sadden and shocked to learn of Cora's passing. Cora had such a sweet spirit and was a beautiful person inside and out. Jennifer has a lot of wonderful memories of the times that she spent with Danielle at your home. Cora's kindness had touched many lives and she will be sadly missed by many. Praying for God comfort and peace for your family. The Gruber family

Susie Gruber
Williamsport, Maryland

Dan, Danielle & Katie, Im so very sorry to hear of your loss of Cora. I have many memories of the kindness she showed to myself & my son years ago. She showed us so much love & compassion. May you find peace in your hearts as you mourn.

Chastity Lord(Itnyre)
Hagerstown , Md

Cora has been a dedicated Christian woman and my friend for many years. After the birth of their 2 girls, my late husband and I became their God parents, the girls joined us on our honeymoon! She and her family learned how to play tennis with us and how to ski and we had a ball. I know she is in the wonderful presence of our Lord and I am looking forward to meeting her in Heaven.

Linda Altizer
Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740

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