Mrs. Shelby Jean Strickling

Published 6:18pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

Funeral service for Mrs. Shelby Jean Strickling, 67, of Alexander City, will be Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home.  Rev. Jimmy Nelson will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hackneyville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.
Mrs. Strickling passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at her residence.  She was born on December 24, 1945 in Clay County, Alabama to Y. Z. East and Mattie Lee East Latham Montgomery.  She was a member of Candler Mountain Baptist Church.  Mrs. Strickling worked for 41 years at Russell Corp and retired from the Art Dept.  She enjoyed gospel music, was an avid Braves fan, an excellent baker, and was a softball player in her youth.  Mrs. Strickling, better known as “Momma” to all, loved her family dearly, especially spending time with her grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, M. J. Strickling of Alexander City; daughters, Denise Theriot (Eddie) of Alexander City and Darlene Sexton (Warry) of Daviston; son, Norman Strickling (Misha) of Alexander City; grandchildren, Tori Jennings (John), Jordon Sexton, Jackson Sexton, Jessica Sexton, and Whitney Theriot; great-grandchild, Kayden Jennings; sisters, Dorothy McVey of Cragford and Willie Strickling and Dalphine Cotney both of Ashland; brothers, Richard East, Joe East, and Wendell East, Doyle Smith, and Billy East all of Ashland and Tony East of Alexander City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandchildren, Machelle Strickling and Shaylynn Strickling.
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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.