Annie Strickland Obituary (2021) – Greensboro, NC

Strickland, Annie Delois

June 3, 1933 – November 2, 2021

Annie Delois Strickland, 88 years old, passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2021 at Moses Cone Hospital. She was born on June 3, 1933, to Allie Jasper Murray and Annabelle Cole Murray of Glencoe, NC, who both preceded her in death.

She leaves behind her 67-year-old husband, Barry Strickland, with whom she had three children, Rick (Carla) of Pleasant Garden, Steve (Karen) of Stokesdale, Scott of Virginia Beach, VA, and daughter-in-law Editha Strickland of Greensboro. She also leaves her grandchildren Meredith, Tripp, DeeAnna, Stefani and Scottie as well as the great-grandchildren Cameron and Hudson. She also leaves behind the extended Mae Cruz family and their son John Eric Cruz.

Delois worked for Piedmont Airlines in Winston-Salem from 1958 to 1963. Her next career began in 1963 at WFMY-TV in Greensboro and eventually worked her way up to program director. After retiring in 1991, she and Barry toured the United States and moved to Sullivan’s Lake Condominiums in 1999, where they made many new friends, particularly their neighbors Brenda and Ken. For the past 18 years she has enjoyed her weekly card game on Mondays with her friends, where they laughed a lot and made memories.

Delois always had a compliment and an encouraging word for everyone she met, even strangers. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was always happy to see them. Blessed with a green thumb, she enjoyed looking after her rose bushes and sharing them with her friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends on public holidays and birthdays. Whenever Delois baked her famous deviled eggs and pound cake, family members looked forward to taking the extras home with them.

She attended the Alamance Presbyterian Church and later became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.

Instead of flowers, you are welcome to donate to a charity of your choice.

We would like to thank the staff in the emergency department and the intensive care unit on the 4th floor of the Moses Cone Hospital for the professional care of Delois during this traumatic time.

A funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. The Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Funeral Home serves the Strickland family.

Published by Greensboro News & Record on November 5, 2021.

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