Mary Nell (Strickland) Strickland

November 8, 1944 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 74)


Mrs. Mary Nell “Sally” Strickland, age 74, of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning (9/23/19) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness.

Born November 8, 1944 in Bristol, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Josie Smith Strickland. She was a lifelong resident of Pierce County where she had worked at several sewing factories including the Lonnie Brigman Sewing Factory.  She was a member of the The Church of God of Blackshear.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Strickland; a daughter, Rhonda Strickland; a granddaughter, Daisha Cisneros; her sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Bob Whitt; and a brother, Bull Strickland.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Ramona Cisneros (husband Larry) and Jodie Dixon (husband Greg), both of Blackshear; 5 grandchildren, Erica Hayes (husband Lee), Hilario “Bubba” Cisneros, Jr., and Kristian Emmons, all of Blackshear; Chad Boyd of Atlanta, and Austin Perritt (wife Vivianna) of Pennsylvania; 10 great grandchildren and 1 expected soon, Kilee and Dylan Hayes, Aiden and Avery Cisneros, Mary Alyssa Stanhope, and Brooklyn Emmons, all of Blackshear, Isaiah, Isaac, Ella, and Belle Perritt, all of Pennsylvania; her brothers and sisters-in-law, R.L. and Naomi Strickland of Blackshear; Jack and Molly Strickland of Bristol, and Beulah Strickland of Blackshear; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Thelma and Junior Kirkland, Genitha and T.L. Chaney, Karen Patterson, and Sandra Strickland, all of Blackshear; special friends, Linda Gail and Claude Murray and their children, Crystal, Ron, and Chris, and Elwanda Smith, all of Blackshear; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Friday morning (9/27/19) at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Waters Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening (9/26/19) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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September 26, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
September 27, 2019

11:00 AM
Hart Funeral Home Chapel
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

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