Wendy Mathis Franklin, 44, of Jenkins Road, Morganton, NC died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Grace Hospital. Born in Burke County, NC on March 19, 1965, she was the daughter of Bobby Joe Mathis and Wanda Chapman Mathis. Wendy was of the Baptist Faith. A loving wife, mother, daughter, and granddaughter, she enjoyed gardening, canning, making jelly, making candy, and camping with her family.Wendy is survived by her husband, Jason Eric Franklin of the home; a son, Marine Lance Corporal Justin Tyler Parlier of the home; a daughter, Dana Lená Parlier of the home; a brother, Dwight Mathis and wife, Melissa, of Morganton; a maternal grandfather, Max W. Chapman of Morganton; a paternal grandfather, Carl Mathis of Morganton; special friends, Amanda Benfield and Lottie Clark, both of Morganton; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Grace Chapman; and her paternal grandmother, Mary S. Mathis.The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2009 at Nowlings Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Darvy Hensley and Doug Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in Missionary Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour.

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