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Evelyn M. Strickland

AHOSKIE – Mrs. Evelyn Marie Martin Strickland, age 83 of Ahoskie, NC and formerly of Rich Square, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at Creekside Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Strickland was born September 9, 1931 in Northampton County, NC, the daughter of the late Ravie Martin and Ruby Askew Martin. She was also predeceased by her husband, John Strickland; a daughter, Rose Strickland; and a son, Randy Strickland. She was a member of BethanyUnitedMethodistChurch.

She is survived by a son, Johnny Strickland; her sisters, Mona Martin Rose and Virginia Martin Gilliam; and her brother Marvin Martin. Also her grandchildren, Kelli Witcher and her husband Jason, and Richard Strickland and his wife Amy; and her great grandchildren, Joeb Witcher, Hannah Witcher, and Kamdya Strickland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church in Milwaukee with the Rev. Mike Blowe and the Rev. Suzanne Cobb officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson on Friday, January 16 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com