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Cheona Antoinette Franklin

November 29, 1970 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 51)


Chenoa Antoinette Franklin entered into eternal rest Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Trident Medical Center.  She was born in Charleston County on November 29, 1970, and was the daughter of Juanita Franklin Bryant and Rev. Dr. Timothy Bowman. 

Prior to her illness, Chenoa was employed by the Berkeley County School District.  She was also employed by the Charleston School District, First Steps, and the Discovery Child Care Center.  Chenoa was an advocate for teenagers that needed help securing jobs.  She conducted many workshops teaching teens how to use soft skills for employment.   Chenoa was a 1988 graduate of Stall High School and attended Trident Technical College and Charleston Southern University.

Chenoa began her Christian journey serving God at St. Matthews Reform Episcopal Church in the Liberty Park section of North Charleston and later moved her membership to Old Bethel United Methodist Church in downtown Charleston.  At Old Bethel, she served with delight as the Choir Director. 

Chenoa was a kind, generous, loving, and enthusiastic individual with a melodious voice.  She loved singing at weddings, churches, and funerals.  She never said no to an invitation to use the precious gift God gave her. 

Her pride and joy were her son, nieces, nephews, and family members in general.  She had a heart of gold and always wanted the best for her family.  She was particularly a support for her mother, and many have said that they were joined at the hip. 

Chenoa was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents; stepfather, Eugene Bryant; two aunts, Betty Hicks and Ruth Morton; three uncles, Darryl Franklin, Walter Franklin, and David Artis.

Chenoa leaves to cherish her memories a son, Seth Anthony Franklin of the home; a loving mother and father, Juanita Franklin Bryant and Rev.  Dr. Timothy ((Yvonne) Bowman; five sisters, Chandra Bryant, Chernice Bryant, Shenelle Bowman, Jacobi Bowman, and Pamela Bowman; one brother, Shamar Bryant; nine nieces and nephews that she loved and adored dearly; thirteen aunts, five uncles, a loving kind and generous person who was always willing to help her and the family, Robert Jameson and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.


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May 1, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church
446 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Celebration of Life
May 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Wesley United Methodist Church
446 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Video is available for this event

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