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Silvestre Alejos Franco

December 31, 1956 - July 24, 2020

Silvestre Franco of Celeste, Texas passed away on July 24, 2020, at the age of 63. He was born on December 31, 1956, to Francisco Alejos and Herminia (Rico) Alejos in Mexico.  Silvestre married Maria Elena Morales.  He was a longtime employee of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home who took care of his coworkers and the building maintenance.

Silvestre is survived by his wife, Maria Elena Franco; daughter, Maria Alejos Franco and husband, Alejandro; son, Armando Silvestre Franco, all of Celeste, Texas; daughter, Norma Alejos and Marcos Franco of Celina, Texas; son, Jonathan Franco; and son, Isaias Franco and Carla Ortega, all of Celeste, Texas and son, Elias Franco of Mexico; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Herminia Rico; two sisters; five brothers; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francisco Alejos; and two brothers.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only 100 guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Silvestre’s obituary page.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Silvestre and show their support to his/her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

A “come and go” visitation or remembrance gathering will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

 Facebook live stream for service


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Doy gracias a Dios por haberme permitido haberlo conocido, siempre es un honor conocer a un hombre tan valioso como lo fue usted, persona tan alegre, generoso, cariñoso, trabajador, atento, amable; tan lleno de amor y virtudes, siempre gustoso de conocer la palabra de Nuestro Señor a través de la Biblia, y sobre todo un ser humano que predicaba la palabra de Dios no solo de manera teórica si no con su practica diaria con todos los que lo rodeaban. Me siento triste por su tan pronta partida, pero debo estar consiente de que los tiempos de Dios son perfectos y ahora usted ya se debe encontrar gozando de la presencia de nuestro padre celestial, y eso debe motivar a todos los que lloramos con su partida, para que tengamos consuelo y esperanza en saber que algún día nos reuniremos para disfrutar igual que usted. Felicito a su familia por haber tenido la dicha de contar con su presencia, porque fue usted un ser humano excepcional, que siempre se esmero en darles lo mejor, material y principalmente espiritual; le agradezco por haberme abierto las puertas de su casa de manera tan generosa y hospitalaria, y por haber compartido su pan y amena charla conmigo y mi familia. Siempre vivirá en nuestra mente y corazón, elevare mis oraciones para que su alma tenga ese eterno descanso que bien merecido lo tiene. Hasta siempre Martin Ortega Salinas, July 29, 2020 I had the privilege of working with Sylvestre for many years at TJM. There was not a day he didn’t share a wholesome smile. He would help me in any way possible. It could be a tire pressure check, replacing an inspection tag, carrying in a box, taking out a box, passing along clothing items to those in need or just eating my leftovers for lunch. During my journey with my mom, he prayed with and for me many many times. On occasion, he and some ladies of his church came to my home and prayed and visited with my mom. Sylvestre walked the good walk and lived as God intended. He will now walk the streets of gold. Well done my friend. I will continue to pray for your family as you did mine.
Jessica U. McCranie, July 29, 2020 Silvestre was a very sweet man who treated everyone with the utmost respect. It was a pleasure to work with him. He will be missed. Many prayers to his family. Chris (CK) & Dave Klyn, July 28, 2020 You were a great person and friend. Rest In Peace, sir. Kevin McGee, July 28, 2020 Don Silvestre was one of the kindest person I've known, a very wise man. He had always that big smile and a story to tell. My deepest condolence to all Franco family.
Martin Ortega, July 27, 2020 Silvestre era una gran persona, inundaba de felicidad cualquier lugar donde se encontrara, su sonrisa era contagiosa, siempre estaba dispuesto a ayudar de corazón a quien quiera que lo necesitara, era un fiel seguidor y servidor de Dios. Fue un ejemplo a seguir para muchos, un hombre honorable y respetable, digno de admiración. Un hombre trabajador, si necesitabas un consejo él era una persona ideal pues era muy sabio y siempre lo acompañaba su biblia a donde quiera que fuera. Fue un buen padre, esposo, abuelo y suegro. Dejo un vacío muy grande y siempre lo vamos a extrañar pero tenemos la certeza de que esta con Dios. We love for ever.
Isaías y Karla , July 27, 2020 Silvestre was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly, kind, smiled often and exhibited a strong work ethic. He fought the good fight and God granted the ultimate healing. May the Lord bless and continue to comfort all the Franco family. kelly golden, July 27, 2020 Silvestre was one of the nicest men I've ever known. He was always willing to help out anytime and always had a great big smile. You will be truly missed my friend. Love and prayers to all of his family! Dale Littrell, Co-worker at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, TX
Dale Littrell, July 26, 2020