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Corinthian James Franklin, 7, of Lenexa, Kansas passed away October 11, 2021 at Children’s Mercy Hospital, from Leukemia. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm, Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 15700 W 87th St Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas. Corinthian was born February 6, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.
Corinthian is a beautiful, strong, fun loving and witty boy who has battled cancer since he was 2 years old. Despite all of the obstacles he was given, he never stopped giving all he had to love and laugh while finding all of the good in the world. Cj loved to include everyone in all that he did and never once complained despite going through pain most grown men have not experienced. His smile could light up a room and his energy will live on forever.
Corinthian is survived by his mother, Ashley K Sleppy, father, W. Michael Franklin, siblings Micaiah and Aveya Franklin, and unborn baby sister Abriella Sleppy- Davis.
Memorial contributions ar suggest to: Give Kids the World or the Supporting Kids Foundation.
Jeran L Trotter says
Very sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like he was one strong fighter. He won the fight. God is in the driver seat and we are just on for the ride. Believe and trust his doings. Your family is in our prayers.
Shawna Mazeitis says
I am so sorry for your loss. It was an honor to try to help you both on this journey. Your strength and love were amazing to witness and CJ was so lucky to have you in his life, as he was- you. Please take care and know that you and your family as well as CJ will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Shawna- Hemoc Teacher
Dixie Grace says
CJ was a wonderful young boy that will be missed by so many. God will take care of him now but he will remain in our hearts here forever. I’m so very sorry to hear of his passing.
Gabriel Sharpe says
My brother, you have my deepest condolences and prayers!!!!!!! Love ya bro!!
Khalia Jones says
You and yours family have the Jones’ families deepest condolences. You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Lani Strozier says
Ashley and Mike,
We extend our deepest condolences to you and both families. We pray for God’s strength, comfort, and love to encamp around both families as you take each step to grieve, and to heal! We love you guys, and we will continue to lift you up in prayer!
Kayla Arzt says
Not only was CJ the brightest kid, he also had such a wholesome heart. Prayers to you and your family!
– from my family to yours
Antija Talbert says
Michael I am so sorry to hear about ur son. Even though I never met him. I’m sure he was a blessing all around….praying for you and your family.
Beth Warren and family says
Father God create a hedge of peace and protection around this family. Let your presence in their lives be known. Comfort them in their days of grief and sorrow, and show them the wonders of your love. -Amen
My sincerest condolences and most heartfelt prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.
Angela Franklin says
Mike, baby I know this is rough. Please know that your kids and I are standing by you through this. We love and miss CJ and are glad for the little time we got to get to know him. You have our love and support. Your loving wife Angela Franklin.
Ashley, I am so sorry for this great loss. I pray God gives you strength and continues holding you up during this time.
To the rest of the families let’s hold these two up and love on them.
Rev. Regina Franklin-Basye (Aunt Gina) says
Dear Michael & family, & Ashley & family,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of your precious son, CJ!
Our hearts join yours as you mourn this significant loss.
Praying God’s strength, courage and peace be felt in your hearts and minds in the weeks and months to come!
Zakiyyah Stover says
My deepest condolences on the passing of your son. Praying for the family and know that I am here for you all in your time of need! God is with you all.
Bill and Pam Boyd says
We have prayed for little CJ for years! His life is such an inspiration! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! ???
Jeffery Classen says
We will continue to pray for the family ! May you find comfort and hope through this hard time.
Jeff and Arletta Classen
Oshara Toi Hayes says
My condolences to you and your family.
Mettlen Amber says
Ash! I am so sorry for your loss!! That sweet boy was so blessed to have you as a mama! My cousin passed away at 15 from leukemia 10 years ago this past October 14. My heart is so broken for you! I watched my aunt fall all the way apart that part in that hospital room! I will not stop praying for you!
HE WAS A VERY SWEET SOUL AND WE LOVED CARING AND SHARING THE TIME HE GAVE US TO SPREAD HIS LOVE ALL OVER CHILDREN MERCY HOSPITAL. HE IS WITH HIS NEW SISTERS AND BROTHERS IN HEAVEN, SINGING THE CHILDRENS CHOIR. EVERYONE LIFT YOUR VOICES TO ANOTHER ANGEL HAS JOINED THE MASS CHOIR IN HEAVEN. SING THE SONGS OF LOVE. STRENGTH. POWER AND OF PEACE.
Lisa Wright says
Michael, I give my condolences to you, Ashley, your wife, and family. I am so sorry to hear about the lost of your son and my heart cries out for you all. I pray that God will comfort you all and put his great big arms around you all during this storm and give you all peace, his peace. I love ?? you all and I will keep you all in my prayers.
Felicia Lee says
Hey Mike and Angie, my deepest Condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss of your handsome son. I know he is up there in good hands with Uncle Wayne, Grandma and Aunt Pat, singing Gods praises and feeling no more pain. I pray God fills your hearts with Peace and comfort during these hard times. I love you cousin and I am continually praying for you and your family. Ashley my heart hurts for you. I can only imagine the pain you are going through, and I pray that God lifts you up and holds you close to his heart and brings you through this terrible storm stronger than you have ever been. Again my deepest condolences to you all. Rest well in Heaven little cousin.