Shelvia Branch Strickland, 83, of Raleigh, passed away Friday morning at the Laurels of Forest Glenn. She was born in Sampson County, a daughter of the late Cecil and Esther Thornton Branch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Strickland and a son, Robert “Robbie” Lee Strickland, Jr.
Due to the Covid-19 virus, there will be a private family burial at the Memorial Cemetery in Dunn, NC.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Bailey Howard of Smithfield; grandchildren, Crystal Clark (Gabe), Michelle Rackley (Joey), Nicole Cooper (Josh), Chris Howard (Maria) & Britney Howard; great-grandchildren, Noah Clark, Bayleigh & Cash Rackley, Andrew, MacKenzie & Kaitlyn Cooper, Vann, Leland & Grayson Howard; sisters, Cecile Jackson of Dunn, Peggy Lee (Harold) of Newton Grove, Phillis Haas of Dunn and Vicky Dudley of Dunn.
Arrangements are by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. 919-556-7400
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