Kirk Franklin melts hearts with pics of 2 grown up daughters amid sister's 30-year jail sentence

Claudine Varela
Jun 21, 2018
02:10 A.M.
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Kirk Franklin finds relief in his two daughter's heartwarming Father's Day messages after a rough week. 


Kirk Franklin has declared in the past that he would defend his children at any cost. And on Father’s Day, his two girls gave him a million reasons to smile with touching messages of appreciation for everything he does, amid his recent worries over his sister who’d been sentenced to 30 years in prison. 

Some days don’t come easy for Kirk who admitted his daughters’ latest efforts in uplifting his spirits “made a rough week a little easier.”


Reposting the loving messages of his daughters Carrington and Kennedy, Kirk proudly revealed how special his Father’s Day was this year. 

Carrington’s beautiful tribute was a testament to her father’s individual journey to becoming who he is today. She praised him for being responsible for his own life even as a kid when he didn’t have a father to look up to. She wrote,

“You didn’t have an example or blueprint of what a father was. Basically while still a kid yourself, You literally learned on the fly. You sought counsel. You educated yourself.”

She also described traits of her father that showed how humble and loving he was. 


“You admitted when you were wrong. You told your children “I’m sorry” if you could have handled something better. You let us in on your mistakes in order to better ourselves. Even when you were exhausted, you bent over backwards to make it known that you loved us & will never stop loving us. You’ve been present & transparent in every way possible & I’m forever grateful, daddy.”

Ending her message, Carrington concluded her father was “an anomaly.”

“To not have a model, yet to still become the’re an anomaly dude. I love you. Happy Father’s Day, Pop. THE GOAT” 


In a separate post, Kirk’s younger daughter Kennedy gushed over the amazing job he has done. 

“for a man to be raised without a father, you’re doing an amazing job. for a man that is always talked about for no reason, you’re doing an amazing job.for a man that makes an effort everyday to show his kids he loves them.. even when a certain won’t take it, you’re doing an amazing job.”

Kennedy also revealed how much she loved and admired her father who she described as “the first man I’ve ever loved and the first super hero I was in awe of.”

“i love you dad so much and admire your spirit and kind heart, but most of all your sacrifice. you’re the first man i’ve ever loved and the first super hero i was in awe of. thank you for being so selfless and for being you. happy father’s day”


It’s been a rough week for the gospel singer who learned his sister would be facing 30 years in prison. He posted the news on Instagram and expressed his regret at not being able to do more. 

“My sister was just sentenced to 30 years in prison…I now feel the weight of wondering if I could’ve done more…”

Back in 2015, Kirk opened up about his sister’s incarceration due to drug related charges. She was allegedly introduced to the vice by her boyfriend who not only taught her how to use them but sell them as well. They were both sentenced to jail and faced 10 years in prison. However, 10 years later, after completing their sentence, it was determined that his sister was not fit to return to society after she was discovered to have slid back to drugs. 


Now feeling helpless, Kirk is better focusing his energy on keeping his children safe just as he did in 2017. He launched a tirade on Twitter against two individuals who threatened and harassed his daughter online. The back and forth between him and his daughter’s harassers led to them questioning each other’s spirituality. 

Kirk is married to Tammy Collins whose daughter Carrington, now 28 and married, was legally adopted by Kirk. Kirk also sired a son, Kerrion who was born in 1988, ten years prior to his marriage to Tammy in 1998.  Together, the couple share two children, Kennedy (born in 1997) and son Caziah, (born in 2000).