Mary Strickland

Obituary of Mary E. Strickland

Mary E. Strickland, 82, gained her heavenly wings on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Mary was a lifelong resident of Anthony, where she shared her heart and home with anyone who walked through her door. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church where she loved to fellowship. If you met Mary you were always greeted with a warm hug and invited over for her world class fried chicken or chocolate chip cookies. She is survived by her sons Michael (Tina) Strickland, William "Danny"(Vickie) Strickland, David (Denene) Strickland; daughter Julie (Greg) Farmer and “adopted” daughters Jenny Betty and Jodi Radford; and her most adored 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Mary is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Thomas “Tommy” Strickland and her infant son, Mark. A funeral service will be held at 4PM on June 26, 2021 at First Freewill Baptist Church of Ocala, 2210 NE 24th Street, Ocala, FL, 34470. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Wear Gloves, 833 N. Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470. Online condolences may be sent at

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