Jean Lovell Franklin Long, 90 of Nortonville passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Baptist Health Hospital. Born November 2, 1930, to the late Arnold and Nevlyn (Sewell) Butler of Nortonville. She worked for many years at U.C. Milk Co. as a bookkeeper. Jean asked God to teach her to play the piano over 60 years ago and He blessed her as a self taught pianist. She shared her piano blessings with Cedar Hill Church of God then First Church of God of Madisonville where she was also a member, in addition to playing at Suthards Christian Church and Nortonville First Christian Church. She also attended Madisonville First Assembly with her family often. Jean enjoyed reading, attending her TOPS group and taking care of her dog, ChiChi. She was proud of her son, his family and the joy they brought to her life.
Preceded in death by her husbands, Walton Dale Franklin and Leonard Austin Long; brother, Rodney Butler; and sister, Rachael White.
Survived by her son, Ricky (Jennifer) Franklin of Nortonville; grandson, Taylor(Ashli) Franklin of Nortonville; soon to be great-grandson, Baby Boy Franklin; stepchildren, Ray (Nadean) Long of Hopkinsville, Faye (Jerry) Lear and Kathy (Jamie) Lear all of White Plains; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bro. Robert White and Bro. Dan Saunders officiating. Burial to follow at Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Taylor Franklin, Danny White, Cody Gates, Chad Mitchell, Ryan Bandy and Bro. Dan Saunders.
Due to Covid-19 masks are mandated and social distancing is required by attendees. Anyone that has or has had signs/symptoms or has tested positive in the past 14 days is requested to not attend.
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