Mrs. Carolyn Louise Strickland, 73 of Sanford, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, at UF Shands in Gainesville.
Born in Jesup, GA on August 12, 1947, she had lived in Jacksonville, FL prior to moving to Sanford where she lived most of her life. Mrs. Strickland had her own bookkeeping business, Strickland and Associates as well as her own cleaning business, Neat & Tidy. She collected figurines/angels, and loved to shop for anything. She also loved to cook and if you ever went to her house to eat you also left with a plate to take home. Mrs. Strickland was a grandmother to all of the neighborhood children and dearly loved all of her family.
She was a daughter of the late Riley Lee & Mary Magdeline Westberry Strickland. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Raymond Roy Willis, Jr.; a sister, Linda Diane Strickland; two brothers, Riley Lee Strickland, Jr. and Dale Eugene Strickland; and by two sisters-in-law, Jean Strickland and Nancy Strickland.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Strickland of Sanford, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary (Brian) Chamberlin of Cleveland, TN and Rebekah (Travis) Perkins of Springfield, MO; a step-daughter, Mandy Shawl of Deland, FL; two step-sons, Mike (Tammy) Strickland of Crescent City, FL and Johnny (Paula) Strickland, Jr. of Marysville, OH; a sister, Anne Sumner of Jacksonville, FL; a brother, Donald Strickland of Jacksonville, FL; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Graveside services for Mrs. Strickland will be held Thursday afternoon, July 8, 2021, at 2 o’clock from the Shiloh Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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