Ricky Strickland

April 12, 1964 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Ricky Strickland Obituary

On April 12, 1964, in Meridian, Mississippi, the journey of life began with the birth of Ricky Strickland. Born to the parents of Marie Strickland and Charles Gordon Sr., Ricky believed in the spirit of freedom through good times, smiles and laughter, living life to the fullest. While time was of the essence, Ricky’s predestined time was set for him to make his exit leaving mourning hearts on Friday, February 2, 2024. Proceeding Ricky in death, is his mother Marie Strickland, maternal grandparents, and paternal grandparents.

During Ricky’s journey, he attended several learning institutions, before settling into New Brunswick Vocational School where he completed his education and finding hidden talents in basketball and skating. Sports wasn’t Ricky’s only talents as he held a career in the dry-cleaning business for over twenty years of service, with the last seven years employed with Royal Taylors Dry Cleaners of Union, New Jersey.

Finding and completing Ricky’s heart, a special love Karen, in which the two was blessed with sharing over 22 years together.

The memories of Ricky will continue by his blended loving family consisting of: Special Love, Karen McNeil; father, Charles E. Gordon Sr. (Margaret) Rockford, IL.; four sisters: Beatrice Strickland of Irvington, NJ, Dr. Tina Davis (Leo) of Ocoee, FL, Cynthia Gordon of Quitman, MS, Angela Gordon of Killeen, TX. Two brothers; Kenny Strickland of Newark, NJ, and Charles Gordon Jr. (Shawaun) of Rockford, IL. Five nieces, eight nephews, one great-nephew, and a host of other relatives in aunts, cousins, and unlimited friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 1, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Elwood Cemetery in Quitman, MS, with Rev. Odeal Brown, Jr. as the officiant. 

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Funeral Service
April 1, 2024

11:00 AM
Elwood Cemetery, Quitman


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