|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2008|
Ressa Dee Woodruff Strickland, 95, of Lynn Haven, FL, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Community Health and Rehab Center of Panama City, FL. Ressa was born in Fannin County, TX on Dec. 19, 1912, was raised in Bonham, TX and resided in Texarkana, TX for over 50 years before moving to Lynn Haven. She taught public school in Texas for 28 years before her retirement in 1974, teaching 1st grade at Beverly Elementary School in Texarkana for 22 years. Mrs. Strickland was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lynn Haven, FL, a Life Member of the Texas P.T.A., and a Charter Member of Alpha Delta Kappa Fraternity in Texarkana, TX, and a current member of the Tau Chapter of that fraternity in Panama City, FL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Strickland, in 1969.
Survivors include her son, William Stanley Strickland and wife, Brenda, of Lynn Haven, FL, her daughter, DeAnn Massey and husband William C.(Butch), of Panama City, FL, her brother, Richard C. Woodruff of Abilene, TX, her grandchildren, Michael Strickland and wife, Rebecca, of Tallahassee, FL, Jefferey Strickland of Pensacola, FL, Racheal Joy Jones and husband, Mark, of Panama City, Lydia Ruth Peaden and husband, Adam, of Orlando, FL, Deana Massey-Dunlap and husband, Richard, of Kennesaw, GA, and Melissa Lipp and husband Michael, of West Des Moines, Iowa, and her 7 (seven) great-grandchildren, Liam, Gavin, Faith, William, Grace, Brittney, and Miranda.
A Celebration to honor the life of Ressa Strickland will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 2:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church, 1005 Ohio Avenue, Lynn Haven, FL 32444 with Rev. Tom Daniel officiating.
The family will receive friends Today, Saturday, March 8, 2008, from 5 to 7 P.M. at Southerland Family Funeral Home in Panama City.
Mrs. Strickland will be taken to Texarkana Funeral Home, 3515 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, TX for services and burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park of Texarkana on Saturday, March 15, 2008. at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to either the First Baptist Church of Lynn Haven, FL or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Rufus Trigg Woodruff (1885 - 1954)
Sarah Elizabeth Robinson Woodruff (1891 - 1962)
William Calvin Strickland (1911 - 1969)
Betty DeAnn Strickland Massey (1945 - 2009)*
Created by: Alton & Loudonia
Record added: Mar 07, 2008
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