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Tuesday July 16th, 2019
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Franklin Delano Basnight

Franklin Delano Basnight died on Sunday July 7, 2019 in Depaul Hospital, Norfolk. Franklin Delano Basnight, affectionately known as “Frankie J.” was born on December 21, 1959.  He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to his mother Rebecca C. Elliott and his father the late, Willie Basnight.

As a child “Frank” moved to Norfolk, Virginia where he spent most of his childhood through his early adulthood.  He attended Norfolk Public Schools and was a student at Lake Taylor High School.  After attending Lake Taylor, he became an employee for the shipyard located in Norfolk, Virginia.  He worked at the shipyard for many years before he became a longshoreman for Norfolk International Terminal in 1999.  As time went on, “Frank” later became an entrepreneur.  He was known for marketing clothes, accessories, and fragrance oils.  He named his business “Basnight Enterprises”.  “Frank” was very smart and had a gift of gab.  His gift inspired many people to get to know him.  He was very popular in the Hampton Roads area.  He was a loving, kind-hearted, giving person.  Anytime you encountered “Frank”, he was always smiling

He was preceded in death by his brother, Cecil Carey. 

 Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Rebecca Elliott, his daughter; Alecia Halison, his sons; Kevin Thomas (Tawanda) and Demetrius Reeder, his sisters; Faith Whitehurst and Rebecca Duplessis, his brothers; Herbert Carey (Theresa), Floyd Carey (Cheryl), Willie Basnight (Rochelle), Napoleon Basnight, Sylvester Basnight (Kay), Soloman Basnight, and Tommie Lee Basnight, his grandchildren, Akaila Halison, Kanier Shorter, Kevin Thomas, Amonte Copeland, Aqeel Ihsaan, Jayla Reeder, Alaya Reeder, Tashawna Parker, Trequan Speller, Drequan Speller, and Taiwan Parker-Jones, his great grandchildren; Kaiden Speller and Nasir Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

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Hello BABY! Today we celebrate your Heavenly Birthday. I Love & Miss You So Much! I don't come here much any more, because I now record messages to you on one of my phones. I haven't forgotten you. I will always Love You!

Ms Glennie Dec 21 2021 7:59 PM

Hey Baby! Revival is going on at OUR church in Florida. Although, I have to enjoy it virtually, I Miss You SOOOO Much! We shared so much Love and Good Times in that building on Pew 2... I LOVE YOU!

Your Bae...Ms Glennie Sep 15 2021 8:06 PM


Ms Glennie Sep 2 2021 12:37 AM

Oh BABY... I Love You! I Miss you SO much! I had another birthday on July 7th, but I don't think it will EVER be the same again. You said we were going to have a Birthday Party on the phone, later that day. But you went away and left me! Oh BABY... How my heart hurts... I Love You.

Bae Aug 4 2021 12:09 AM

HAPPY FATHERS DAY In Heaven Baby! Im having such a hard time today. I Love and Miss You SOOO Much Bae

Ms Glennie Jun 20 2021 12:00 AM

Baby...Don't think for one minute that I have forgotten you. I will LOVE You forever! Since I've been leaving voice mail messages to you, I just don't come here as often. But, of course you know that. I LOVE YOU FOREVER! ~Bae

MsGlennie Jun 4 2021 12:00 AM

BABY...I LOVE YOU FOREVER! July 7th will be my birthday, and July 7th will be TWO WHOLE YEARS since you left me. I Miss You SO Much! And knowing the reason, only makes it hurt worse. I LOVE YOU FOREVER! ~Bae

Ms Glennie May 22 2021 12:00 AM

My Darling... I miss you So much. I am still hurting like crazy. Yesterday was an extra hard day. Church services and songs always remind me of you. We had such good times worshipping together!

MS Glennie May 17 2021 12:00 AM

My Precious Love... Don't you think for one minute that I have forgotten you. You know I call the phone and leave messages, that I later erase. It feels like I'm never going to get over losing you; but at least, now I know WHY. You said you were going to be here to take care of me when I'm sick. But you left me AGAIN... Baby, what am I supposed to do without you???

Bae ...Ms Glennie May 8 2021 12:00 AM

Hi Baby... I LOVE YOU! It feels like I'm NEVER goiong to stop missing you. I've ordered something for Mom from US for Mother day, May 9th. I talked with her a few days ago. She has been sick. Losing you is really hurting her.

~Yours Forever... Bae (Ms Glennie)

Glennie Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

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