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LeShontonika (Shon) Franks, AS, BBA, CPhT

CEO, Business Development Manager, Human Resource Director, Notary, Certified Pharmacy Technician

Ms. Franks was born and raised in Grand Prairie, TX and alumni of South Grand Prairie High School. She continued her education at Trinity Valley Community College where she received an Associates in Science Business Administration Management.  After a few years went by, marriage, pharmacy license, and a child, she decided to further her career by attending South University Austin and receiving a Bachelors in Business Administration Management and Leadership with a minor in Marketing.  

Growing up in an entrepreneurship family it was not long that Ms. Franks decided to begin her own business in tax preparation helping individuals with their tax refunds and giving advice on how to get their business started. While being a help aid is when the fire was lit, and Ms. Franks decided to start Essential Tax & More and make a difference. 

"Hello everyone, I am so glad you are here checking out the great services we offer. As you may have figured, entrepreneurship runs in my blood. I come from a long line of business ownership over the last 40+ years. So it was not a question on what my studies would be in school.  Essential Tax & More is more than just taxes, finances, and business services. It is a place of security, rooted foundation in Christ, family, support, and more. Each one of my clients become apart of the family and in this family we look out for one another. I can't express the love and passion I have for my company and each of my clients/family members. With that being said I hope to welcome you to our family soon and get your tax and/or business needs taken care of."

~Shon Franks


We've loved every minute of our journey

Family is more than roots ~ Family is the core of our well being ~ The wealth of our lives


Mobile and Virtual 


8270 FM 753

Athens, TX 75751


PO BOX 542522

Grand Prairie, TX 75054


1119 Mule Deer Dr.

Arlington, TX 76002

(By Appointment Only)

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