Floral 13

Willie Lee (Gilchrist) Franklin

October 3, 1947 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Willie Franklin Obituary

Mrs. Willie Lee Gilchrist Franklin was born on October 3, 1947 in Parksville SC. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Nancy Chamberlain Gilchrist and wife of the late Henry Franklin. She passed on May 16, 2023 in McCormick, SC. She was 75 years old

Willie Lee joined Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Parksville SC at a young age. She attended Mims High School in McCormick, SC. She spent most of her career working in textiles. She also worked for the McCormick County School District and was a van driver for the McCormick County Senior Center. She retired as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

In addition to her husband and parents, Willie Lee was preceded in  death by a loving daughter, Greta Franklin; her stepmother, Hattie Bell Gilchrist; sisters, Annie Pearl Gardner, Ophelia Simpkins and Sandra D. Ramsey; brothers, Robert “Jent” Jennings, James Gilchrist, Wiley Gilchrist and John Lee Barker.

Willie Lee’s memories will be cherished by her daughters, Tammy F. Perrin and Cassandra Faye Perrin (Jimmy) both of McCormick, SC; sisters, Clara Roberts of McCormick, SC, Lillie Holmes of Greenwood, SC, Sarah Ware of Ashville, NC, Annie Ruth Gilchrist of Springfield, MD and Stela Martin of Fayetteville, NC; four grandchildren, Shekita Franklin, Jaquinn Franklin, Jerel Franklin (Candace) and Brooklyn Cobb; twelve great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Willie Lee (Gilchrist) Franklin, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Willie Lee (Gilchrist) Franklin?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Willie's memory.


Public Viewing
May 20, 2023

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Andrew Wardlaw Funeral Home
610 West Gold St.
McCormick, SC 29835

Celebration of Life
May 21, 2023

12:30 PM
Andrew Wardlaw Funeral Home
610 West Gold St.
McCormick, SC 29835

May 21, 2023

2:00 PM
Mt Lebanon Baptist Church
123 Mt. Lebanon Church Rd
Parksville, SC 29844


© 2023 Andrew Wardlaw Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility