Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Herrington Leach Strickland will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2pm at Stephens Funeral Home of Union. Revs. Bobby Barfoot and Don Cook will be officiating the services. Burial will be in New Ireland Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Strickland, 95, of Union, passed away Wednesday at J.G. Alexander Nursing Facility. During her life, Mrs. Strickland and her family were involved in farming, as many other families at that time. She also worked for many years at the shirt factory and then was a sitter for the elderly. It was said that she loved the elderly she cared for very much and they in turn loved her. Mrs. Strickland in her latter years could be found working with plants and flowers, of which her favorite was daylilies. She was a member of New Ireland Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons Charles Thomas Leach (Gennie), James Lavelle Leach (Cynthia), Henry Gerald Leach (Dorothy Page); daughters Rebecca Ann Brown (Jessie)and Debbie L. Gilmore (George). Mrs. Strickland is also survived by her brother James Herrington; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and seventeen great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents James and Lettie Herrington; husbands Woodrow Leach and Bill Strickland; siblings Raymond Herrington, Aldia Bufkin, Earline Hurtt, Pauline Barrett and Bobbie Herrington.
Pallbearers are Sky Moseley, Ken Shackleford, Peyton Robertson, Chris Williams, Carlos Leach and Danny Lucky. Honorary pallbearers are Ignacio Ramirez, Randall Page, Joe Freeman, Dewitt and Nelda Kennedy, Cory Dean and John Williams.
Visitation will be held from 12pm until service time on Sunday.
Friends may offer their online condolences at www.stephensfunerals.com
Aunt Frances was a precious person, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. I regret not being able to say a final good-bye here, but I'll play a special song for her here at home. We'll meet again in heaven where she is already enjoying the company of those who have gone on before her. Sending love to all of the family.
Annette Horton HerringtonRome, GA
My life was so blessed with her as my Grandma. My heart will never be the same, but I'm so joyful to imagine her in Heaven!! To know that she will no longer suffer brings comfort to me. Thank you Grandma for EVERYTHING you have been to me over all of my life. I love you and will see you in Heaven one day!
Vickie MoseleyFlorence, MS
Mrs. Frances was a wonderful friend to my family and I. She was always fun and cared so much about people. She would always brighten my day when I would visit. She loved my family like we where her own. I thank our Lord for our friendship over the years and I look forward to the day we shall meet in heaven. May God bless and comfort the family.
With Much Love.
Bro. Ray, Tonya, Jimmy and James Files
Ray FilesCHERRY VALLEY, AR
Aunt Frances is at rest and suffering no more. Praying God will give the family strength and comfort. Love you and miss you, Aunt Frances!
Judy HurttForest, MS