Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Stephens Strickland
Mary Elizabeth Stephens Strickland, age 75 of Alto, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018.
Born in Mecklinburg County, North Carolina on December 27, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Margaret Ball Stephens. Mrs. Strickland was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lula. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and gardening.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Shirley McGahee and Juanita Pless.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Strickland of Alto; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Angus Lemon of Tyler, Texas and Emily and John McConnell of Helen; son and daughter-in-law, Art and Judy Strickland of Clinton, South Carolina; sisters, Catherine Garrison of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Margaret Orr of Palatka, Florida, Betty Irvin and Barbara Poole both of Lula and Brenda Bullock of Alto; grandchildren, Tiffany Storey, Lauren Lemon, Kirby Lemon and Rosemary Van Dyke.
Funeral services are 2 pm on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Chapel of McGahee-Grififin & Stewart with Rev. Loyd Martin and Rev. Johnny Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery in Lula.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.