Essie Mae Hinnant Strickland, 96, died Saturday with her family by her side. A native of Johnston County she was daughter to the late Jimmy R. & Mary Corbett Sullivan. Essie was a kind, wonderful, and everything a Mama should be. Her family was her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hinnant, siblings, Jarman Sullivan, Leon Sullivan, Alice Batten, Alma LaCelle, Vena Blackman, and sister-in-law, Ethelle Andrew Sullivan.
She is survived by sons, Jimmy E Hinnant (Lynda) of Raleigh, Ricky M. Hinnant (Connie) of Wendell, grandchildren, Christopher Hinnant (Amy), Amy Riggsbee, Tina Medlin (Mark), Chad Hinnant (Jennifer), Amber Hinnant, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great, grandchild, special friend Betty Joyce McGee.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Wellington for their care and support.
Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund.
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Funeral service 3 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 1:30 pm -3 pm, prior to the service. Burial will follow in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net