Fayette County Sheriff’s Office remembers Anita Franklin a year later

Courtesy: Facebook/Anita Franklin

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is honoring a community activist who died one year ago.

Anita Rowe Franklin dedicated her time to stopping gun violence, after losing her son in a shooting in 2014. She died a year ago from natural causes.

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The Sheriff’s Office posted a video on social media honoring her memory and her work within the community.

The post reads: “Anita Rowe Franklin brought bursts of light everywhere she went. She cared deeply for those she loved, fought with determination for what she believed in and advocated for anyone who had need. The ripples of her impact are still felt very strongly here in the Office of Sheriff, in Lexington and beyond. On this first anniversary of her home going, we honor the woman, mother, daughter, sister, friend, advocate and champion for others we all miss so dearly.”