Franklin Diamond Jennings was born to Thomas and Louise Jennings in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 1946 on July 6. Franklin attended Norfolk Public Schools and was a graduate of Maury High School. Franklin was employed at Kramer Tires. After leaving Kramer he was employed by the City of Norfolk where he retired after more than 20 years of service as a supervisor in the Department of utilities. Franklin “Bubba” was a devoted partner, father, brother, uncle, and friend.
He leaves to cherish his memory a significant other, Brenda Robinson; four children, Franklin D. Jennings, Jr., Michael Jennings, Stefanie Robinson and LaShonda Robinson; three step-children, Donald, Tony, and Pamela; nine grandchildren, Timothy, Aaliyah, Cierra, Franklin III, Ayana, RaQuan, Nickayla, Shakera, Ge’onni; one sister, Gwendolyn Jennings of Norfolk; one very dear nephew, Richard Jennings of Norfolk; and one dear niece, Lenora Jennings of North Carolina. Bubba will truly be missed by his closet cousin, Theressa Walker of New York, aunts, cousins, several other nieces and nephews; a sister and brother-in-law of Norfolk and a host of friends and neighbors.