Keyla Daneen Franks gained her wings December 21,2022, after a courageous fight with gastric cancer. She was affectionally known as “Key” or “Big Key”.
Our beloved Keyla Franks was born February 12, 1974 in Akron OH to Vanessa Harper and James Morris Jr. She attended Akron public schools graduating from Buchtel High school where she played varsity volleyball graduating in the class of 1993, and later went to Stark state college and obtained a degree in business class of 2018. She worked 20+ years at JP Morgan Chase as a banker. She enjoyed traveling with family, shopping and cooking. She was a phenomenal mother, “Lovie”, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.
Keyla Franks is preceeded death by her grandparents Ada and Calvin Harper, Olive and James Morris Sr. Late Husband Anthony Franks, aunts Wanda Davis, Gewndolyn Green Uncles; Tommy Morris, Jimmy Richardson, Nybii Sybir “Carl” Frye and Donald Green. Cousins Damarus “Newt” Foster and Charlotte Richardson.
Keyla is survived by children Kayla Franks and Lamont O’Neil II, bonus daughters Mariah Williams, Ja'Mani Henderson and Kayla Thomas. Lovettes(grandkids) Anyla Franks, KyLee O’Neil, JaiOnna Hargrove-Ruiz, Lamont O’Neil III, a new bundle of joy soon to arrive and bonus Ramiyah Williams and Aniyah Clark. Sisters Tiakisha Green and Tiffany Stubbs, brothers Bredlen Harper Sr, Rodney Stubbs, Antwone Stubbs and Michael Franks. Special friend Antoine Jackson. Aunts Geneva Bolden, Calvina Frye, Regina Farr, Lynette Harper and Barbra Richardson. Uncle Jeffrey Morris. Nieces Breia (Cassidy) Harper, Lauryn Stubbs and Daris Green. Nephews Dupri Whatley, Kevon Louis, Bredlen Harper Jr (Kayson), Takih Harper, Darion Green Bryson Harper and Braylen Harper. Mother in Law Claudia Franks and bonus moms Sherrie Reynolds and Debbie Dokes. First cousins Shelia, Dametra, Dyata, Shanita, Shirlene (Devon), Sherice (Greg), Krystal, Tommy, Rico, Tony, Jeffrey, Anthony, Caress and a slew more of wonderful cousins. Her forever friend Shaun Grant and other extended family and friends.
The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation, the many acts of kindness, your prayers, your comforting calls, cards, social media post, floral tributes and other expressions of love and concern. Please continue to pray for us and God bless you