Albert M. Strickland

Albert M. Strickland, 68, of DeFuniak Springs, FL, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 29, 2006. He was born Nov. 19, 1937 in Jacksonville, FL, the son of Prince Albert Strickland and Azile Ellis Strickland Williams. Strickland was a veteran, having served his country with the United States Air Force. He and his late wife, Dorothy Huggins Strickland were married in November of 1961.

[Strickland] was employed with Southern Life and Health Insurance Company in property management. He was promoted to the home office and worked in Birmingham, AL, his last sixteen years before retirement. In August of 2000, he and his wife, Dottie, moved to her hometown of DeFuniak Springs. In 2003, his beloved wife died, and Strickland lived the remainder of his life visiting her grave almost daily. He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs.

Survivors include his daughter, Wanda J. Strickland of Aurora, CO; mother, Azile Williams of Jacksonville; sister, Josephine Pierce and husband, Tommy, of Jacksonville; brother-in-law, Don Huggins and wife, Kay, of Chester, VA; sisters-in-law, Ruth Evans and Martha Ingle, both of DeFuniak Springs. Special nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Strickland’s memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Pallbearers were Gus Andrews, Terry Pilcher, Bob Walden, Mike Evans, Graham Andrews, Luke Andrews, Jesse Evans, and Austin Evans.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. in Jerry Evans Chapel with Reverend. Jerry Chumley officiating. Private family burial took place in the afternoon.

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, May 4, 2006]

[Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs]