Let the memory of Mary be with us forever.
  • 83 years old
  • Born on January 26, 1935 .
  • Passed away on January 17, 2019 .
Mary Jones Strickland, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at her home.
She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mary Keyes Jones and the wife of David L. Strickland, who preceded her in death.
Mary graduated from Morristown High School in Morristown NJ. and worked at Duke Medical Center from 1965 until her retirement in 2002. Mary was a member of Butner First Baptist Church and an active Sunday School teacher from 1976 until 2018. She was active in the Eastern Star, lead her life for Christ and was devoted to God, family and church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM at  Butner First Baptist Church by the Rev. Charlie Bryan. Burial will follow the funeral at Carolina Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Creedmoor.
Surviving are her children Merritt Bradsher, Kenneth Bradsher, Peggy Hart (Ricky)  and David Strickland Jr. (Debra), her grandchildren, Nicole, Emily, Zoe, Dalton, Walker, Jeffery, Makayla, Chris, Sarah, Kevin, Tony and Tyler, a sister, Ellen Berry of Raleigh, NC, brothers, Kenneth(Shirley) Jones of Cutler Bay, Fl., John (Donna) Jones of Succasunna, NJ, Raymond Jones of Bethlehem, Pa. and many loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and other times at the home.
Mary loved flowers so floral arrangements will be gladly accepted or contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.
Posted by Denise Pipkin on 25th January 2019
So sorry for the family of such a wonderful lady. I’ll miss our visits at the Jewelry Box while waiting for her lunch dates. She will truly be missed.
Posted by Shirley Outland on 24th January 2019
Such a sweet, beautiful lady Mrs. Mary was. I had the pleasure to work with her over 30 years at Duke and after our retirement we met again during our morning walks at the Butner Athletic Center. Heaven certainly received a precious angel! RIP Mrs. Mary!
Posted by Jason Malugen on 23rd January 2019
To Merritt, Kenneth, Peggy (Ricky), David (Debra) and family, we are so very saddened to hear the passing of Mary. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers and we send our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Jason & Katrina Malugen
Posted by Sally Ray Vallery on 23rd January 2019
Sending my sincere condolences to her family. I Pray that our Heavenly father will give you Peace and Comfort this difficult time.
Posted by Dorothy Watson on 22nd January 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a dear, sweet lady. We always had so much fun at Legion of Honor meetings and Shrine conventions. Love and prayers to all the family. Dot & Wayne Watson

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