Di'ke Kofa Franklin

December 24, 1976 ~ April 24, 2021 (age 44)


Di’ke Franklin passed away on April 24,2021 at the age of 44. He was born on December 24,1976 to Gloria and John Henry Harden. Dike was raised in Chicago Heights,Illinois and moved to Minnesota in his early adulthood. Di’ke fell in love with Toni Elmberg and had two lovely children with her,Jaden and Kofa Di’ke Franklin. Di’ke later met Mandy Pernu who he spent his last years with. 
Di’ke was happy and fun loving person who liked to make people laugh. He was a man who loved his family and do what ever it took to take care of his family. He was a great home maker and enjoyed to cook for his family he enjoyed outdoor activities R&B and freestyle rapping with his friends and family. Everyone enjoyed being around Di’ke as he was hilarious and humorous. 
Di’ke is Is preceded in death by his mother,Gloria And Father John Henry Harden. Di’ke is survived by his four Daughters Jamika Nixon,Sarina Timberlake, Ayreonah Kriesel,Jaden Franklin and Only Son Kofa Di’ke Franklin all of Minnesota Brothers Darren,Anthony,John,Cazembe,Nino and Ankoma Franklin of Minnesota Sisters Shirly,Carnise and Gerica Franklin of Minnesota Debbie (Philip)Molex of Illinois 
Six Grandchildren Zion,Malik,Malachi,Major,Le’Airra Jones and Ashaud Jones.
Pallbearers: Kofa Di’ke Franklin,Cazembe,Ankoma,John,Anthony,Darren Franklin

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May 7, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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May 7, 2021

4:00 PM
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