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Brenda Franklin

Brenda Lynn Franklin (Cagle)

Tuesday, November 20th, 1962 - Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Obituary

Brenda Lynn Franklin, 58, of Waco passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021. She was born November 20, 1962, in Waco to Robert Arnold Cagle and Cornelia (Connie) Ann Powell. Brenda attended school in Waco and Richardson, graduating from Jefferson Moore High School in Waco. She married Robert Mitchell Jacobus and gave birth to a son, Jeremey Michael Jacobus on November 27, 1985. Jeremey died on April 18, 1986. She and Mike divorced that same year. Brenda mourned the loss of her son everyday for the remainder of her life. In August of 1986, she met the one great love of her life, Bruce Warren Franklin and they married December 5, 1988. They had one daughter, Sarah Grace, on June 26, 1989. Bruce passed away in 2006 due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis.

Brenda worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, from where she retired in 2016. Integrity, faith, and family were the important themes of her life. She always said “Right is right and wrong is not right. You can rationalize all you want, but you can’t make wrong, right.”

Brenda loved animals and was an active member of the rescue community for several years. She had numerous rescue pets over the years, but the two who stole her heart were George, the Destroyer Dachshund and Arnold, a senior dachshund. She loved being a “Nina” to her three grandchildren, Noah, Levi and Tommy and was happiest when she was spending time with them. Brenda believed in equality for all and championed the rights of the special needs community. She was a member of Richfield Christian Church and believed steadfastly in God’s grace for all who ask.

Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce; her son, Jeremey; her sister, Leah Cagle; her grandparents; and many rescue animals.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Sarah Grace; her grandchildren, Noah, Levi and Tommy; mother, Connie Aycock; and father, Robert Cagle and wife, Martha.

A Celebration of Brenda’s life will be 1 p.m., Friday, March 12, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd., Waco. In lieu of flowers that simply wither and die, her wish is for all memorials be made to Fuzzy Friends Rescue, 6321 Airport Rd., Waco, Texas 76708 or to Gray Mutts Rescue, 302 East Charles, Riesel Texas 76682.

The family respectfully requests that all guests keep the safety of others in mind and please wear a facial covering to the service.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, March 12th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 12th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    Notes
    The family respectfully requests that all guests keep the safety of others in mind and please wear a facial covering to the service.
    Officiant
    Rev. Alec Ylitalo

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Debbie Bigham

Posted at 02:30pm
Rest in Peace my friend--I will miss your fun personality. Every time I hear Kid Rock, I will always think of you. May God watch over Connie, Sarah, and your grandbabies who you loved so much. Hopefully you and Leah met up and the Cagle girls are guiding us!
Love,
Debbie Bigham
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Brenda Bates

Posted at 09:39am
I will miss Brenda's smile and love for life. Regardless of what she had to endure personally she was always there when anyone needed her. I was married to Brenda's cousin, Byron for which I am so thankful that I got to know her. She and I were very close when we were younger. She even requested Jeremey be put in my care if anything ever happened to her. We never expected the heartache of losing him.
When Brenda and Bruce married I had never seen her so happy and content. Bruce put Brenda on the pedestal she so deserved. Their love was deep and true. I am so glad she had the time with him that she did.
Brenda's love for animals was unmatched by any I have seen. Her heart spilled over with that love.
To the Cagle family and to Connie, this past several weeks has been a tremendous burden for your families. My prayers have been and will continue to be with you and your families.
KR

Kenneth Ramsey

Posted at 05:53pm
We were very sorry for hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time. May God comfort and hold you close.

Kenneth & Bernice Ramsey
Friends of Robert &n Martha Cagle

Kimberly Jukes

Posted at 10:59am
As many others, I am still in shock. When I would visit Fuzzy Friends, I would sit in her office and we would talk about life and dogs. She messaged me not long ago about a particularly large Great Dane named Valentino, who was a lot to handle. They are both now with each other at the rainbow bridge, watching over all those who miss them. My heart goes out to Sarah and Connie, as well as all the friends that Brenda made her extended family.
C

CE

Posted at 06:37pm
There are simply no words to express my shock and sadness at the news of Brenda's passing. A light has truly gone out in this world.
Brenda was an amazing soul and her strength and integrity were beyond most.
We send much love and sympathy to the family she leaves behind. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you.
Godspeed Brenda and thank you for all you did to make this world a better place- for human and animal alike.
I will miss you my long lost elementary school friend.
Carrie and Elinor Pierce
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