Mary Lizzie Strickland, 93, was born on July 1, 1926 to the late George and Francis Williams in Benton County, MS. She departed her earthly life on July 11, 2019 at Ashland Health and Rehab in Ashland, MS.
Mrs. Strickland accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and became a member of Shiloh M.B. Church in Ashland, MS. She served on the Usher Board for many years.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Harvey Strickland, Sr.; her father, George Williams; her mother, Francis Williams; her son, Hoy Strickland; her siblings, Raymond Strickland, Henry Strickland, and Sadie Mae Williams.
She leaves to cherish her memories: four sons, James (Celestine) Strickland of Memphis, TN, Harvey (Dinier) Strickland of Ashland, MS, Mack (Nita) Strickland of Columbus, OH, and Roy (Verna) Strickland of Ashland, MS; two sisters, Anna Bell Jones of Memphis, TN and Sally Mae Vaughn of Memphis, TN; two sister-in-laws, Hattie Strickland and Arzalia Strickland; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS. Service will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am at Shiloh MBC in Ashland, MS. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Shiloh MBC Cemetery in Ashland, MS. To view and sign the guest registry, please visit www.fosterandsonfuneralhome.com.