Mrs. Lola Jean Crum StricklandSeptember 1, 1960 ~ April 12, 2017 (age 56)
On April 12, 2017 our lives changed when God called Mrs. Lola Jean “Ree” Strickland home to be with the Lord at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. Lola Jean Crum Strickland was born on September 1, 1960 to the late Herbert Crum Sr. and Irene Smith Crum in Butler County, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Alberta Crum Martin and granddaughter, Amber Deshai Leslie McCaulley.
Lola confessed her life in Christ at an early age in Georgiana, Alabama. While battling with sickness, she kept the faith and trusted in God knowing that he would take care of her.
Lola was a sweet and giving person. She has always been a dependable, hard worker. Even during her illness, Lola was still faithful to her job and family. She would welcome anyone into her home. Lola would always say, “I love you” to everyone that left her presence.
Those she left to cherish her memories are her husband for forty one years, William Strickland Jr., of Huntsville, AL; daughters, Latanya Crum and Andrea Strickland, both of Huntsville, AL; sons, William (Patricia) Strickland, Meridianville, AL, Zephrus Strickland, Troy Strickland and Quinton Strickland (Arnett “Chelle” Grays), all of Huntsville, AL; sixteen grandchildren, Dajour, Courtney, Jaresse, Serenity, Travion, Ansley, Nyla and Jaquerius Strickland, Kabeer Abdul, Jamarrea Ghoston, Allyssa and Allucinde Woods Jr., Jamiracle Cawthorne, Denim Crum, Kynslee Campbell and Ja’mario Horton; great grandchildren, Kye Malik and Skylar Kash Strickland; sisters, Lois Stone Sanders (Daryl) and Carolyn Ervin, both of Huntsville, AL; brothers, Herbert (Dorothy) Crum, Jr., of Atlanta, GA, Donald (Su-Mi) Crum and Joseph Crum, both of Huntsville, AL; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Strickland (Leon Bone) and Debra Strickland (Rodney Douglas), both of Huntsville, AL and Brenda Strickland of Nashville, TN; brothers-in-law, Mark (Jean) Strickland, Thomas Strickland and Ivory Strickland; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the St. Mark Baptist Church (6475 Moores Mill Road, Huntsville, AL 35811) with Pastor Jeremiah Chester officiating. Interment will be in the Valley View Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Strickland will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time.
Public viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 and 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Royal Funeral Home.