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Linda Gayle Strickland

April 13, 1951April 7, 2021
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Linda Strickland, 69, of Wake Village, Texas, went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Hospice of Texarkana. She was born on April 13, 1951 in Ellendale, ND to Marvin and Ella Fuchs. She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant brother.

Mrs. Strickland is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joseph C Strickland; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and John Gross; son, Jason Strickland; two grandsons, Nathan and Jaxon Tubbs; three brothers, Roy and wife Lavonna Fuchs, Marty and wife Shelrae Fuchs, Rodell and wife Lori Fuchs; three sisters, Deb Savey, Rhonda and husband Tom Brandenburger and Connie and husband Keith Garrett. She is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Linda was a member of Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church and volunteered at Hospice of Texarkana. She loved her time volunteering by helping with data entry and making afghans for patients. She was also a breast cancer survivor.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with funeral services at 4:00 pm, both at Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church, under the direction of East Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Texarkana, TX.

Memorials may be made to Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church or Hospice of Texarkana.

“On the day that you were born, the angels got together and decided to create a dream come true”

Condolences may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Keith Garrett
  • Theodore Christie
  • Jim Boswell
  • Craig Paulson
  • Paul Knowles
  • John Gross
  • Nigel Tubbs
  • Ben Strickland

Services

  • Family Visitation

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Milton Wagner

April 10, 2021

Linda was my niece and I actually lived with the Fuchs family for a few years in my mid teens. I remember those days as Linda was 7 years younger than me. I remember family times together while I was living there. I am so impressed with what Linda did with her life and what a wonderful caring, giving person she was. She left this world too soon, but is now reunited with her mom and dad. An angel on earth and now in Heaven. Sincere sympathies to Joe and his family and all Linda's siblings. May God hold you close and comfort you. Milton Wagner

Carol Wagner Parrott

April 10, 2021

Condolences to the family. I enjoyed the video of all her memories but not a dry eye could I contain. Linda was my little playmate with only two years difference in our ages. She made me an aunt before I was two myself. She was just the cutest little niece.

I will so miss our phone calls with memories of lots of laughter and chatter, both of us being chatterboxes. The phone calls were never under an hour.

Linda, I prayed for you everyday, hoping we could keep you but God, your mother and your father wanted you. They had a stronger pull than your aunt.

Save a spot for me in Heaven and I look forward to seeing you again.

Love, Aunt Carol

Vicki Carr

April 10, 2021

I met Linda in the TISD adult education office on Lincoln Street at a time when I was teaching for the Options program. She was so friendly and upbeat. It did not matter what was going on during a typical day - Linda always greeted people with a smile and a sense of hopefulness.

Debbie and Gail Abrahamson

April 9, 2021

Linda had a wonderful laugh and a smile that always said, "Welcome." She was meticulous in all she did, even playing and organizing our Hand-and-Foot games. What a blessing to have shared time with her as friends. We send prayers of comfort and strength to her family.

Dean Ransdell

April 7, 2021

It is so hard to realize the loss of such a precious friend. Whether it was at work, volunteering for Circle of Fiends and her donation of beautiful Afghans, saving plastic bags for her projects, or just visiting, Linda was always the same sweet lady who could handle any situation. Her attention to detail in work or crocheting couldn’t be matched. Blessings to her family and friends that she loved dearly and who loved her dearly in return. Dean

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