OBITUARY

Sharon Lynne Schlessman Strickland

August 12, 1945August 6, 2018

Sharon Lynne Schlessman Strickland, 72, of Wichita Falls, passed from this life on Monday, August 6, 2018. A visitation and celebration of life will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4515 Jennings Ave., Wichita Falls, Texas 76310. Sharon was born on August 12, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas to Elwood Adam and Bobby Sue Childs Schlessman. She married Larry Strickland on August 16, 1963 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She was a LVN and worked many years at North Texas State Hospital in Wichita Falls. She was a member of the Hawes Road Community Church in Iowa Park. She had lived in Wichita Falls for most of her life, moving from Arizona. She did a lot of work for Relay for Life, decorated Christmas floats for North Texas State Hospital, and was very involved in children's activities. "Forever in our hearts." She was preceded in death by her son: Wade Strickland and grandson: Tyler Gann. Sharon is survived by her husband: Larry Strickland of Wichita Falls; her special love: Jayden Strickland; sister: Sandye Switzer and husband Don of Houston; children: Tracy Smith and Travis Strickland and wife Shannon, all of Wichita Falls and Tami Mead and husband Charles of Iowa Park; grandchildren: Trey Smith, Taylor Strickland, Brittany Cunningham, Tori Strickland, Cody Coop, Ryan Strickland, Michael Strickland, Matthew Strickland, MacKenzie Strickland, Eric Mead, and Caedon Mead; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces: Kendall and husband Houston and Mindy and husband Jake. Online condolences may be made at hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Elwood and Bobbye Schlessman, Parents
  • Larry Strickland, Husband
  • Tracy Smith, Daughter
  • Travis and Shannon Strickland, Son and his wife
  • Tami and Charles Mead, Daughter
  • Wade Strickland, Son
  • She was preceded in death by her grandson: Tyler Gann.

    Sharon is survived by her special love: Jayden Strickland; sister: Sandye Switzer and husband Don of Houston; children: grandchildren: Trey Smith, Taylor Strickland, Brittany Cunningham, Tori Strickland, Cody Coop, Ryan Strickland, Michael Strickland, Matthew Strickland, MacKenzie Strickland, Eric Mead, Caedon Mead; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces: Kendall and husband Houston and Mindy and husband Jake.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Sharon Lynne Schlessman Strickland

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Margaret (Peggy) Smith

August 10, 2018

I will miss you Sharon. Thank you for always being there for all our nurses and staff at NTSH.
You were well loved by our patients. You always made sure that they knew what their medications were and how important it was for them to continue to take their medications when they left the hospital.

Lisa Wilson-Schmidt

August 10, 2018

I had 3 moma’s growing up and Sharon was one of them. I remember times that me, Tami, and Stephanie would inevitably get into “trouble of the day”. Sharon was the only one of our moma’s that truly scared us. I have no doubt that if she knew half the stuff we did, she would’ve beat all 3 of us. It didn’t matter that me and Stephanie weren’t blood, Sharon loved us and treated us like we were. Throughout the years, she has always welcomed me and has never treated me any different than she ever had. I loved her, as if she was my own flesh and blood. RIP Sharon. I will truly miss you.

Your “other daughter”
Lisa

Dana Sabin - Henderson

August 10, 2018

I will always remember your sense of humor and your laugh! My favorite memory was Thanksgiving circa 1986 when you talked my mom into using a hand held blender for the mashed potatoes and ditching the old school potatoe masher . Needless to say we were all covered in potatoes, it was hilarious and I'll never forget it. I know Heaven is full of extra giggles now. Love you and will see you when I get there! <3 ~ Dana

Travis Strickland

August 10, 2018

U my mom will always be in my heart. I thought we would have more time in this world together but seems my plans didn't work out. I could never tell u how much I love u and will miss u. I am so glad u came to stay with us when u came home from the hospital. I will miss are long talks at night when I thought I was gonna go to bed early instead sat on the couch and we talked past mid night. Who am I gonna call when I go get gas at night or when I drive to the kids games by myself out of town to stay on the line tell I get back home or meet shannon. My momma I cry and stay up at night thinking of u. Dont know when I'll stop are if I can. God did bless me with a wonderful wife shannon and great kids that loved u dearly. I didn't shut her out like u asked but been kinda of short with her lately lol. I'm gonna miss all the crap I pulled on u like the time i told u had to plug the car up so it wouldn't freeze and u went out there in the cold to try and find the plug on the Honda. U never got me back and I'm glad lol. U gotta be proud of tracy she has been the strong one out of us 3. Trying to shield the questions we all ask and not break down to be there for us. I have shannon to put my shoulder on when tracy not there tami has Charlie and when tracy goes home she has to sort it out herself I try to be there for her but we all know I'm the wuss when comes to things like this
I just wanted u to know I LOVE U. I miss u every day and night we all do. When I kissed ur forehead and held your hand for the last time on this earth my heart broke but i know your not alone and with great company. But when it's time for all of us to be together again where gonna celebrate that birthday of mine u said we would I won't forget. I love u mom. TRAVIS

FROM THE FAMILY