Our sweet mother, Phyllis Rose Harris Strickland, 75, died Tuesday surrounded by her daughters at Wake Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Miller and Claudia Harris. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was sweet and kind to everyone and loved by all who knew her. She was a strong Christian woman and a faithful servant for the Lord.
Funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, September 19, 2014 at Beulah Christian Baptist Church, 8225 Mitchell Mill Road Zebulon, NC 27597. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Strickland; her children, Debra Scarboro (Mike), Rhonda Langston (Jerry) both of Zebulon, Donna Melton (Jeff) of Wake Forest, and Marsha Zobel (Chris) of Louisburg; stepchildren, Eddie Strickland and Rose Branam of Georgia; grandchildren, Bridget Cusumano (Mike), Paige Melton and fiance’ Aaron Cashwell, Tyler Melton, Alexis Watt; great-grandchild, Gavin Cusumano; brother, Ronald Harris (Kay) and sister-in-law Sue Harris.
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In addition to her parents Phyllis was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Harris.
Friends may visit with the family from 6:30-8:30 Thursday evening September 18, 2014 at Bright Funeral Home 405 South Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)