Anne Mayfield Strickland
Anne Mayfield Strickland, 81, of Ellisville, died on Tuesday, July 17, in Columbus. Born in Hattiesburg, Anne grew up in Taylorsville, attended Jones County Junior College, and was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ellisville.
She is survived by her husband, W. Randolph Strickland, of Ellisville; her son, John Forde (Connie), of Starkville; grandsons, John David Forde (Sofia), of Ocean Springs, and Daniel Forde (Laura), of Ridgeland; great-granddaughters, Isabella and Emma Forde, of Ocean Springs; stepdaughter, Beverly Clark (Brock), of Ocean Springs; grandchildren, Lindsey and Tyler Parker, of Ocean Springs, and Anna and Hayes Strickland, of The Woodlands, Texas; and sister, Carol Von Miller (Walt), of Hickory, North Carolina.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Ellisville Funeral Home, 1204 B Avenue, in Ellisville. Additional visitation is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. and the funeral for11 a.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Ellisville, with the Rev. Randy Turner officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Ellisville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brock Clark, Wayne Folkes, Randy Moore, Tyler Parker, Chris Riley, and Jim Walley. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Blackwell, Terrell Tisdale, and Ron Whitehead.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Anne Strickland Displaced Homemakers Scholarship, Jones County Junior College Foundation, Inc., 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437.