Mrs. Strickland died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
Born April 4, 1945, in Banks County, she was a daughter of Cara Bonds Dodd of Cornelia and the late C.L.C. Wade Jr. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessa Hope Tomlin; and a brother, Doug Wade.
Ms. Strickland had previously worked as a secretary with New York Life Insurance Company and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her daughter, Kristal Leah Tomlin of Demorest; daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Jason Dean of Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Lela Wade of Alto and Jackie and Gloria Wade of Cornelia; brother, Phillip “Bush” Wade of Alto; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Douglas Gulley of Alto; sister, Judy Turner of Alto; grandchildren, Haley Griggs, Kylan Dean, Destini Dean, Kaitlin Victoria Tomlin and Austin Cain Tomlin; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. today, Sept. 5, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Sandra Gail Wade Strickland Memorial Fund, c/o McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, GA 30531.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
September 5, 2012