Gladys Evelyn  Bennett Strickland
Gladys Evelyn Bennett Strickland, 82, of Thomasville, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at The Baptist Village in Waycross, GA. Funeral Services will be held at First Newark Baptist Church on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 am with Rev. Steve Brooks officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Whiddon Shiver Funeral Home Chapel. She will be laid to rest at Summerhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Strickland was born to the late Eddie Bennett & Viola Rossie Bennett on October 6, 1937 in Seville, FL. She married Herman F. Strickland on June 15, 1956 in Seville, FL, who survives. She worked as an LPN for Archbold Memorial Hospital and Southwestern State Hospital. She was a member of First Newark Baptist Church. She loved her children, grandchildren and her husband and in her free time she loved visiting the ocean, fishing and working in her flower garden. Survivors include, her husband, Herman F. Strickland of Waycross, GA, daughters, Susan Bailey of Seymour, TN, Cindy Thompson (Irvin) of Waycross, GA, Angela Strickland of Waycross, GA and Jane Strickland of Thomasville, grandchildren, Jonathan Bailey, April Adkins, Clay Colvin, Robert Thompson, Perry Thompson, and Desiree Thomas, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren and her husband. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Franklin Strickland, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Guests may sign the online register at
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