August 15, 1950 - January 11, 2022
Franklin Delanore Crockett, affectionately known as “Frankie and Doddy”, son of the late Jessie and Hazel Crockett, was born on August 15, 1950 at Maryland General Hospital in Maryland. Lovingly surrounded by his daughters, he peacefully ascended from life on January 11, 2022 after living a fully fulfilled 71 years of life. Frankie was the baby boy, but also the second to the youngest of seven siblings. As a baby, he was baptized at EbenezEr AME Baptist Church in South Baltimore. He was raised in church, attended Sunday School faithfully with his siblings and received his early education thru Baltimore City school system. Franklin initially attended City High School, but eventually transferred and graduated from Forest Park High School. High school is where he met and fell in love with his “baby” Cookie. After graduating Frankie and Cookie decided to start a family and get married. Frankie joined the Army to support his growing family, but then realized that he missed Cookie and their oldest baby girl far too much and he decided to change career paths. Frankie developed a love for Martial Arts, so he begin teaching on a professional level. Soon after, they extended the family with three additional daughters. Frankie being the head of the household and a provider had several streams of income to provide for his family. He was a Barber, a Martial Arts teacher, and part time baker at Posey’s Bakery, all while maintaining a full time job at Sealy’s Mattress Firm. In addition to being a provider, he found extreme joy in entertaining others with his voice. He eventually created a singing group called The Belmore's with his best friends, the late Gregory Jackson, the late Dennis Hill and Hari Crosby. They would travel and compete against other singing groups for prizes, which was another stream of income. After years of perfecting multiple trades, he changed focus and solely worked in construction working for BGE, wherein he later retired after dedicating over 30 years as a Foreman. Frankie loved cooking, hacking, singing, playing spades, playing lotteries, hand dancing, washing his vehicles, going to the casino, watching football, going to football games and overall entertaining any and everyone that crossed his path. Everyone that encountered him loved him because he was so inspiring, nurturing and positive. His laughter and singing is what will be missed the most at every event. Preceding him death are: a wife, Bernadette Crockett, one daughter, Renita Crockett; one foster son, Edward Blake; one brother, Jerome Crockett; three sisters, Brenda Brown, Jessie Mae Simmons, Doreatha Reid; and several other family members and friends that are gone, but not forgotten! Although Frankie will be greatly missed by his family and friends, we thank God for the lives he was able to touch. As a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Frankie leaves to treasure his memory: three daughters, Francene, Jessica & Veronica (Peachie); one bonus daughter, Denise; two son in laws, Derek and Charlie; nine grandkids, Da’Nekia, Ra’Shauna, Derek, Ahriyah, LaTanya, MaKayla, Charles, Christian & Lil Charlee; four great grands, Amari, Aubri, Bella and Brooklyn; three sisters, Sylvia Crockett, JoAnn Whitfield and Naomi Sembly; and a host of other relatives and friends that cherished him dearly.
Franklin Delanore Crockett, affectionately known as “Frankie and Doddy”, son of the late Jessie and Hazel Crockett, was born on August 15, 1950 at Maryland General Hospital in Maryland. Lovingly surrounded by his daughters, he peacefully... View Obituary & Service Information
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