Gertrude “Gertie” Marie Davis Strickland, 92 passed away peacefully in Gainesville on June 18, 2017. She was born in Taylor, FL on February 25, 1925. She was preceded in death by her husband, John “JB” Strickland, her son John W. Strickland, granddaughter Stacy Smith and two sisters Lou Burke and Melvene Brehme. She is survived by her son Bruce Strickland, sister Joyce Matthews and brother Clifton Davis, along with eight grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.
She retired from GE and spent many years volunteering her services to several organizations including the Stephen Ministry, Hospice, Gainesville Elk’s Club, GE Retirement, Grace Presbyterian Church among many others. She enjoyed ballroom dancing. She was a long time resident of Hawthorne who loved her home on Lake McMeekin, “T’will Do”. She spent countless hours working in her yard and enjoyed watching the sunset over the lake.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Grace Presbyterian Church 3146 NW 13th Street Gainesville, FL 32609, with a viewing for one hour prior. Interment will be in Hawthorne Cemetery.