Dorothy Strickland Buyck ST. MATTHEWS - Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Dorothy Strickland Buyck, a Proverbs 31 wife and mother, at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, in the Congaree Baptist Church, St. Matthews, SC. The Rev. Wayne Golden will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Walling, Johnny Shirer, Jr., Kenneth Heckle, Andrew Buyck, Jason Heckle and Jody Sikes. The family will greet friends Wednesday, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. Affectionately known as "Dot", she was born to Rosa Rickenbaker Strickland and George Sullivan Strickland, Sr. on August 31, 1922. She retired as a seamstress from Beach Party Manufacturing Company, after many years of dedicated service. She was a member of Congaree Baptist Church. Dot leaves behind four children who loved, respected, and cared for her until she walked into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 5, 2014, John Norman (Pat) Buyck, Charlotte (Robert) Crider, Linda (Kenny) Dewitt, and Mary Frances (Markie Joe) Gunter; grandchildren, Andrew Buyck, Richard Crider, Bryan Crider, Rana Chandler, Brandon Dewitt, Joseph Gunter, and Kristina Antley; great-grandchildren, John Buyck, Madison Buyck, Doug Crider, Lauren Crider, Lindsey Crider, Noah Gunter, Conner Gunter, Christopher Chandler, and Brianna Chandler. She is also survived by a sister, Thelma Strickland Bennett of Paw Paw, Michigan. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Norman Carey Buyck; siblings, Frances Crook, Lucille Ellenburg, Catherine Heckle, Everette Strickland, George Strickland, Jr., and Marvin Strickland. Condolences may be expressed at www.dukesharleyfuneralhome.com Dukes-Harley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. "Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage."
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Published in The State on May 7, 2014