Ellen Jay Strickland

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Ellen Jay Strickland, 99, of Cumming passed away July 7, 2011. Born in Forsyth County, she was preceded in death by her husband, Len Harris Strickland; parents, Joseph and Ellen Chadwick; sister, Myrtie Bruce; grandson, Gary Pruitt; and sons-in-law, Amos Nichols and Carter Pruitt.
Mrs. Strickland worked as a seamstress before retirement. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She made many homemade quilts.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley and Dorsey Streetman of Cumming; daughter, Helen Nichols of Alpharetta; granddaughter, Patricia and Joseph Coleman of Alpharetta; granddaughter, Dianne and John Zouse of Cumming; granddaughter, Malissa and Bobby Buice of Cumming; great-grandchildren, Joshua Pruitt, Kimberly Ware, Christopher and Matthew Coleman, Amanda and Jessica Zouse, Corey and Tre Buice; many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Cumming with the Rev. Danny Orr and the Rev. Henry Wade officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, July 8, from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Cumming, GA 30040
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Published in ForsythNews.com from July 8 to July 11, 2011