Mrs. Gola Strickland, 87, of Robeson County, departed this life on May 1, 2012 at the residence of her daughter: Mrs. Gail and son-in-law Mr. Auther Whedbee.
The funeral will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Revs: Henry Oxendine and Lacy Sanderson officiating. Burial will follow at Lumbee Memorial Gardens.
She was the mother of eight children whom she loved with all her heart, and her children loved her. During her illness she missed her church family, she often spoke of them with tears in her eyes.
Mrs. Gola was preceded in death by her parents: Mr. Conley Oxendine and Mrs. Lucy Oxendine; her husband: Mr. Addison Strickland, and six brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Gola is survived by three sons: Mr. Addison Strickland Jr. and wife Mrs. Elaine, Mr. Lacy Strickland and wife Mrs. Trish, and Mr. Robert Strickland and Ms. Kicki; five daughters: Mrs. Gloria Holden and husband Mr. Larry, Mrs. Louise Luther and husband Mr. Ronnie, Mrs. Gail Whedbee and husband Mr. Art, Mrs. Virginia Callaham and husband Mr. Stuart, Mrs. Bernice Edwards and husband Mr. Joe; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 2 great -great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.