January 31, 1953-
November 8, 2017
Shirley “Peaches” Franklin was born on January 31, 1953 in Galveston, TX to Laura Mae and George Logan Petteway Sr. She was the second to the eldest of seven children born to this union. A lifelong resident of Galveston, Peaches graduated from Ball High School in 1971 and went on to work in Galveston’s restaurant industry for many years. Throughout her career in hospitality, Peaches blessed many establishments with her presence, beauty and quick wit. From the Holiday Inn to Schutte’s Corner, everyone loved Peaches.
In 2005, she decided that she needed a change and took on a new role as a sitter for UTMB. She really flourished in that role because she was able to help people heal. Her joy and love for her job helped her receive numerous GEM awards. She was highly requested by many families who felt that her presence helped their love ones as well as themselves in time of need. Never meeting a stranger, Peaches will be remembered for her big personality and even bigger heart.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Melvin and Papa. She leaves behind to cherish her hilarious memories her husband of 39 years Tony, son Dewayne, devoted daughter Nichelle, her granddog Cookie, equally hilarious sister Robbie Jean (Bennie), brothers Leon, Eugene, and Michael, “classmate” Linda Holmes and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial service will be Tuesday at 11am at Wynn’s Funeral Home in Galveston. We ask that you please check your sadness at the door. Ms. Peaches would not want anyone falling out over her. She lived her life and she is now resting. “Woo, woo, woo!”