Major Henry Strickland, Jr.

Born: Wed., Nov. 24, 1954
Died: Tue., Jun. 4, 2013


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 10, 2013
Location: Shepard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Jun. 11, 2013
Location: First Baptist Church of Boulougne

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                Major Henry Strickland, Jr., 58 of Hilliard passed away June 4, 2013 in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

 He was born November 24, 1954 in Alma, Georgia to Major H., Sr. and Latrell Waters Strickland. He graduated from Camden County High School. Major loved his friends, and enjoyed tinkering on his old Camaro and also playing the drums. He loved his children, but loved his grandchildren even more.  He was a member of `Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida. He attended First Baptist Church of Boulougne.  Major was very faithful in supporting Missionary Society’s.

                He is survived by His Son: Chris Strickland (Michelle) of Folkston; Daughter: Cassie Williams (Jason) of Kingsland;

Brothers: Dewayne Strickland (Charlene) of Fernandina Beach, Florida; Alton Strickland of Keystone Heights, Florida; Ray Strickland (Betty) of St. Marys, Georgia; two Aunts: Lily Skinner and Laverne Waters of Blackshear, Georgia; Grandchildren: Hunter Wagner, Shane Wagner, Sarah Wagner, Mallory Strickland, Cooper Strickland, Lexi Williams, McKenzie Johnson, Ethan Ganey; His sweetie: Trish Trouille; Honorary Grandchildren: Olivia Trouille, Hunter Trouille(Lil’ Man); Several Nieces, Nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by a daughter: Leah Strickland and a Brother: Linton Strickland.

                The family will receive friends Monday, June 10, 2013 from 6 until 9 PM at Shepard Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:00AM at First Baptist Church of Boulougne with Rev. Chris Woodard and Rev. Alton Crews officiating. Burial will follow in Waycross at 2:00 PM at Oakland Cemetery.

                Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest register at  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home, Folkston, Georgia.


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Esther Woods
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Cassie, Chris and Family
Our prayers are with you. We know your Dad is with The Lord

Willie Woods (Woody)
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
My deepest sympathies go out to the family. To loose a father that is even half as good as the friend that I lost has to be very devastating. Your family is in my prayers just as your father is in the presence of the Lord.

David and Linda Waldo
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Our prayers are with your family while you are with our Lord , see you again one day Major.

James Daniel Nicks
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
You are missed!

Marjorie Howard Smallwood
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have know Major most of my life and he will be missed by many. He was such a great person. RIP Major!!

Charles & Terri Lowther
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Our condolences to all of Major's family and friends during this time of great loss. Major has been a friend for many years, he was someone you could count on any time you needed help. I know his church family will miss him as well. I remember working at Kings Bay Sub Base with Major and it was always a lot of fun to be around him. You will be missed by all that knew you because you left an indelible impression, you were a true friend.

Beth Jones (DeBenedetto)
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Thoughts and Prayers with you all!

Robyn strickland White
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
My heart goes out to the family.I love Major he was such a kind person with a huge heart.God rest his soul.You will be dearly missed..Love You.My prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.Wish i could be there..

Danny Riggins
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
Major, you were truly an amazing person. You were one of a kind. A very caring and loving friend and I will truly miss you brother. I will always remember the day you were called home to be with Jesus as that i was on my birthday. Love you brother.

David Morgan & Joyce Downs
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
Unfortunately we can't make it down to the visitation or services. Our thoughts and prayers are with all Major's family and friends. Major was a really good friend to me for many years. I will miss him.

Wendell Cassity
   Posted Sat June 08, 2013
Prayers and thoughts are with the Strickland Family.Major will be greatly missed but we know that he is in a much better place.May God Bless all of you and keep his arms of love around each of you at this time of sorrow.

Jeff And Nannette Brannon
   Posted Sun June 09, 2013
If the measure of a man's life is the positive impact he makes in the lives others, then Major's was full and glorious. He always spead sunshine and put smiles on the faces of the people that knew him and many many people who didn't, because Major himself knew no strangers. Nan and I are very saddened at the news of his passing, we will miss him. We are comforted with the knowledge the Major is now singing a new Heavenly song in the place the Lord Jesus prepared for those that love him and we know of Major's love for the Lord Jesus by the way Major loved us all. Spoken From The Heart, Jeff And Nannette Brannon.

Cathy Strickland
   Posted Sun June 09, 2013
My condolences to Major's family and friends. Major played drums with my brother many, many years ago. He passed away in 1979 so I know they are making music in Heaven today. I never saw him that he didn't have a smile on his face! Rest in Peace Major.

Sarah Reynolds
   Posted Sun June 09, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. I have "known" Major over the years as he was a customer when I worked at Flash Foods on 40. I recently had the opportunity to share with him a mutual interest in genealogy and the history of our area. I really enjoyed his stories about living in St. Marys. Recently, he brought old Camden County newspaper articles to me about members of my family. My family and I have really enjoyed them. He spoke so highly of his children and I know he loved them dearly. May God bless you with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Margie Pierce Davis
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
Sorry I will not be able to make visitation or the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and I know he will be missed. Just remember all the happy memories he has left and he will always be with you.

Cheyenne Strickland Sewell
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
I can just picture Major running around heaven trying to talk with all the family he hasn't seen in a while, and the past family he worked so hard to learn more about......till were all together again cousin, tell Dad I love him. And to Chris, Cassie, and family I pray the lord will bless and watch over you.

Bobby Woods
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of my friend Major. To Ray, Dewayne and Alton and Major's Kids and all of the Strickland clan, my heart goes out to you. Sorry I could not attend the gathering of the family last night (I only read about it last night on Facebook). I have many fond memories of Major through the years and will miss that crooked little grin of his. I love ya man. Rest in peace.

Bobby Woods - CCHS Class of '68.

Connie Hankey
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. Cassie & Chris, I pray God's peace and mercy over your families and that he comforts you in your time of sorrow. I am so sorry for your loss!!! God Bless and know that you will see him again one day in heaven!

Lora Rabon Clark
   Posted Thu June 13, 2013
The Rabon family wishes to express our condolences to the family. Major will be greatly missed. We got to spend some time with him a few months ago and really enjoyed catching up on old times. Major, Mom has left and going with you, so take care of her.
Lora, Julie & Sherrie

Dobie and Diane Conner
   Posted Sat June 15, 2013
We would like to send our prayers and thought's to each of you.
What a shock, to learn of his passing.
So wonderful to know where he is though.
May each of you lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus, in the coming days,months, years, for His infinite grace.
Love and prayers to all ,
Diane and Dobie Conner

Rex Carter
   Posted Fri June 21, 2013
Thoughts and prayer to the family,may you enjoy your heavenly home,you will be missed.

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