Edward Abram Stickland, Jr.

September 14, 1947April 3, 2014
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Edward “Eddie” Abram Strickland, 66, of Ernul NC, passed away peacefully at home on April 3rd 2014.

The son of the late Edward Abram Strickland Sr. and Iona Brock Strickland. He was born September 14th 1947 in Goldsboro NC. He graduated Goldsboro High School in 1966 and served 4 years in the US Navy. After the navy he joined Craven Electric Supply Co. were he became president. He retired October 1st, 2013.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Strickland, daughter Tracy Strickland Lehto, step-son Sean Oliver, sisters Sybil Strickland Campbell and Kimberly Strickland Heath, 4 nieces, 3 nephews, 6 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sister Carol Strickland Lane and brother Phillip Wayne Strickland.

He was very involved in the fraternal organization of Masonry Berne lodge 724 as a 33rd degree Mason. And also the Shriners, New Bern Scottish Rite and New Bern York Rite.

He was a Christian with strong faith in the lord and a member of Temple Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

A funeral service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, Tuesday, April 8th at 2:00pm. Visitation will be held at 1:00pm, one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Edward’s honor to: The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina 27565

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Edward Abram Stickland, Jr.

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Sue Andrews

April 8, 2014

I worked with the Stricklands for 25years, starting in 1974. Eddie was an outside salesman and Mr.EA was president. I feel like we all grew up together. All of you are very dear to my heart. Much love; you are in my prayers.

Donna Hawkins

April 7, 2014

Brenda, I cannot imagine how you are feeling now. Please know that you are in our prayers. Tony and I think a lot of you and Eddie. He will be greatly missed.
Hugs and Prayers,


April 7, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Johnny Surles

April 6, 2014

Brenda, I'm so proud of Eddie. So glad he was able to receive his 33rd and have a chance to enjoy it. He was a Masons' Mason, and I was honored to call him my Brother. His memory and what he done for Masonry will never die.

April 6, 2014

I moved here in 1981 to work with Eddie and his organization and so enjoyed my years working with the Stricklands. I am greatful to have known Eddie and I pray for God's peace for Brenda and all the family. God bless
Keith Thompson

Gene Roddy

April 6, 2014

Gene & Sue Roddy - we are very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and peace at this time.

Edward Lacross

April 5, 2014

Words can not express the sadness I feel for your family, praying for the peace and comfort that only God can supply.
Ed was a great man, funny, and easy to deal with and great work ethics I am surely going to miss him. God Bless