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OBITUARY

Lella Williams Strong

October 8, 1939March 29, 2021
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Lella Strong, aka “Leola” aka “Feetnin” aka “Sweetnin" aka "Nanna," the daughter of the late John and Josephine Davis, was born October 8, 1939, in Walterboro, SC. On Monday, March 29, 2021, she bravely ended her fight with IPF and was called home to be with the Lord.

Lella left her hometown, Walterboro, SC, at a very young age and moved to the Bronx, New York. There she worked as a cook and met her husband, Willie. She then developed a passion for nursing and started her career as a licensed CNA. She later moved to Marietta, GA and continued her career, serving the elderly, as a CNA for over 40 years. Lella also found her church family at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and served as an usher. Lella also dedicated a significant amount of time caring for young children as a foster parent.

Lella was so full of life. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, music, and spending time with her family. She was admired and adored by many, and she loved her friends and family more than anything in the world. She was known to be a very loyal, loving and devoted person who never met a stranger. She was also known to be a very determined and straightforward individual who always spoke her truth unapologetically.

Lella was preceded in death by her husband Willie Strong, former spouse Laurie Pinckney, brothers Herman Davis, Howard Davis sister, Connie Mae Davis; and sister-in-law, Alfreda Davis. She leaves to cherish her fond memories four children: Laurie (Bessie) Pinckney. Carrie (Solomon) Green, David (Michelle)Pinckney, Eugene Butler, step-daughter, Antionette Shields, 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grands and 1 great-great grand; her siblings, Virginia (Matthew) Bright, Louvenia (Willie) Francis, Jeanette (Harry) Brown, Rev. Curly Mae (Raymond) Teasdell, Sandra (Larry) Chestnut, Sylvia Ford, Woodrow (Annette) Davis and sister-in-law Gladys Davis; two aunts, Flora Bell Stephens and Florrie Ford; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and very special friends.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, April 5, 2021

Memories

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Lori Edmondson

April 5, 2021

Grandma Liola, you are a rare gem and definitely made an impact on my life. I never forget the lessons I learned from you. I remember back in the 80's I was about 3 years old, on Tinton Ave. You showed us how to plant seeds in the garden , & how to grow your own food. You were always cooking and I ALWAYS wanted to help but couldn't reach the stove. You told me I was too short, but I can reach the oven and you let me help you bake. From that moment on I fell in love with baking. Most importantly I learned not to take any crap from anyone. I'm going to miss you invading my territory in the thug life game. You literally said you were attacking all the grands at 2 and 3 in the morning because you knew we were sleeping. Thank you for always accepting us. WE LOVE YOU.

Crystal Lewis

April 4, 2021

Momma, thanks for being our rock and our candle light when we needed our path lit up.
Thanks for being an awesome grandmother to my children, Charlie, LoRi and Anthony.


Always and Forever in our hearts
Crystal

Mr&Mrs Michael Cribbs

April 3, 2021

Dear friends, it has been such a great pleasure to have known your mother.
We often remember the times we shared
out with my mother and your mother at her birthday dinner. They had a good time together. Words can not express our heart sorrow we feel for your loss.


Love Michael & Yvonne Cribbs

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Biography

Her Journey’s Just Begun


Don’t think of her as gone away,
her journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one,
Just think of her as resting,
from the sorrows and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days or years,
Think how she must be wishing,
that we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness,
can really pass away,
And think of her as living,
in the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.