Nellie Jean (Kuykendall) Strickland

April 6, 1934 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Nellie Strickland Obituary

Nellie Jean Strickland, 89, of Red Bay, Alabama passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Southern Magnolia Nursing Home in Iuka, MS. 

She was a long time member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and the land for the cemetery was donated by her father Hillwright Kuykendall. She was a seamstress for many years working for Lance Garment Company.  She was very meticulous with her seams and they must be perfect. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, Alabama. 

The funeral service will be at 3:00 pm at the funeral home chapel with Jarrett Vandiver officiating.  Burial will be on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:00 am in the Cedar Creek White Oak Cemetery located on Highway 90, Red Bay, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her husband, Newell Strickland; parents, Hillwright and Iona Kuykendall; brothers, Ray Kuykendall and Woodie Kuykendall.

She is survived by her son, David Strickland; daughter, Anita Strickland Vandiver (Greg); grandchildren, Amanda (Billy) Hawkins, Ashley (Mark) Thompson, Courtney Strickland, Chase Strickland, Jessica Strickland, Jarrett (Mattie) Vandiver, Mikayla Vandiver (fiance', C.J. Roberts); several great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.

Pallbearers Jarrett Vandiver, Chase Strickland, Courtney Strickland, Billy Hawkins, Dakota Oxendine, Tristan Scoggins, Mark Thompson.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Creek White Oak Cemetery Fund at CB&S bank.

Akins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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January 28, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Akins Funeral Home
13455 Hwy 43
Russellville, AL 35653

Funeral Service
January 28, 2024

3:00 PM
Akins Funeral Home
13455 Hwy 43
Russellville, AL 35653

January 29, 2024

11:00 AM

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Cedar Creek White Oak Cemetery, Highway 90, Red Bay, AL

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