Ozell Strickland

Ozell Lula Strickland

Tuesday, May 28th, 1940 - Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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Psalm 116:15 " Precious in the sight of the Lord is death of his saints"

Ms. Ozell Strickland, beloved daughter of the late Caper and Maggie Tuck Strickland, was born in Rowan County on May 28, 1940 and raised by her late grandmother, Lorine Strickland. She peacefully entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N. C. following an extended illness.
She attended Unity High School and was a member of Knox Grove Baptist Church in Cleveland. At one time, she was employed by Basset Furniture Company and later Armstrong Chair Company. She was all about her family, and she loved to travel, loved people, and decorating and was said to be the “Black Martha Stewart”. Christmas was her favorite time of the year.
In addition to her parents, Caper Strickland and Maggie Tuck Strickland, Ozell was also preceded in death by her grandmother, Lorine Strickland; great grandmother, Ozell Tuck; two sons, Harvey Lee Strickland and Randy Strickland; brothers, Joe Lewis Strickland, Clarence Michael Strickland, James Strickland, Willie Strickland, and Abraham Strickland; a sister, Zariaha Strickland; son-n-law, Melton McDonald; sister-in-law, Mayola Strickland; aunts, Helen Mathis, Virginia Mathis, Annie Mathis, Louvenia (Clyde) Summers and Roselee Lowery, Clarence Strickland and James Strickland.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, one son, Caper Strickland of the home; three daughters, Margaret (James) Strickland Caldwell, Mary Strickland and Verlencia Strickland McDonald, all of Statesville; grandchildren, Aprile Strickland, whom she raised of Statesville, Davon Strickland, Jeremy Strickland, Jasmin Strickland, all of Statesville, Miani Speaks of Stony Point, Kyla Strickland and Ayliah McDonald, both of Statesville, Lydon Strickland of Stony Point and Marcus Strickland of Statesville; great grandchildren, Mekenzie Strickland, Ryleigh Strickland, King Strickland, Lillianna Parks, Ivianna Parks, Camdem Strickland and Skye Strickland; brothers, Henry Strickland of Statesville, Joanne Bridget of Salisbury, Willie Strickland and Ernest Strickland, both of Statesville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, September 25th, 2020 1:00pm
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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    Pastor James F. Hunter
  • Interment

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 |
    Friday, September 25th, 2020
    Belmont Cemetery
    Greenbriar Road
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Ailene Head

Posted at 05:33pm
My Grandma (Ailene Head) and Grandpa (Glady Head) worked with her had Bassett. They really liked Ozell. I met her when I fixed her lawnmower for her. She was a nice person. We are Praying for the family.

Darlene Cowan

Posted at 09:50pm
With Prayer and sympathy for the family, May God surround you with his loving kindness.Praying for you Margaret and family.
Darlene Cowan and family

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