Grace Morgan Strickland

Born: Sat., Oct. 28, 1916
Died: Tue., Mar. 12, 2013

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Grace Belle Morgan Strickland, age 96, of the Liberty Community, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Mary''s Good Samaritan Hospital. Born in Winder, GA, on October 28, 1916 she was the eleventh of thirteen children born to the late Robert Edward and Mary Elizabeth Rives Morgan, all of whom predeceased her. She graduated from Hancock County Schools. On December 24, 1938, she married Lanis Strickland. She worked in the lunchroom of Greensboro/Greene County High School and was affectionately known as the "roll lady". She estimated that in the twenty-six years she worked in the lunchroom, she made over 2500 rolls four days a week or approximately 2,234,000 yeast rolls. After her husband''s death she learned to drive at the age of fifty-five and continued her employment in the lunchroom and as a store clerk for Greensboro Mercantile under the management of the Snelsons, Marchmans, and Marretts. She also worked on weekends as assistant dietician at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital. After full retirement she made quilts which she sold and gave to her family as gifts and also enjoyed gardening. As a member of Liberty United Methodist Church she was active in all aspects teaching Sunday School and helping with Vacation Bible School.

In addition to her huband, Lanis Strickland, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Duffy; and her siblings, Arry Morgan (Gertrude), Gladys Stewart (Sammy), Ila Edwards ((Waldo), Ed Morgan (Lucille), Lee Morgan (Gussie), Jesse Morgan (Marie), Homer "Buck" Morgan, Jewell Stewart (Newell), Mary Harrison (Tom), Elmer "Dude" Morgan (Jurrell), Rubye Gentry (Henry) and Clifton Morgan (Sara). She is survived by two daughters, Linda Bone and husband Melvin of Greensboro, GA and Margie Smith of North Augusta, SC; a son, David Strickland and wife Joyce of the Liberty Community; son-in-law, Bob Duffy of Dacula, GA; eight grandchildren, Brian Coltrane, Jennifer Frakes, Michael Strickland, Kevin Strickland, Dana Hayes, Greg Johnson, Lanis Adams and Mary Adams; eleven great grandchildren; a special niece, Cheryl Gentry; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Tom Compton and Rev. Ed Swehla officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are grandsons and great grandsons: Brian Coltrane, Michael Strickland, Kevin Strickland, Lanis Adams, Greg Johnson, Hayden Strickland and Collin Strickland. Great grandsons: Jackson Strickland, Conner Strickland, David Coltrane and Gavin Johnson will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorials be made to Liberty United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Ann Smith, 2491 Shiloh Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
Love and sympathy to the family. Grace always made me feel so welcomed when I was at Willow Run and now Savannah Court for the Sunday Morning devotions. I will miss her and am glad she was my friend. Love,Jane Cobb

Jan & David Hallman
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
Linda, David and families, Gosh...don't know where to start. Miss Grace was such a wonderful person. Her popcorn balls at Halloween were the best and that is what my kids remember about her. She was a loving person. To all of you, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God needed a special angel and boy did he ever get one. You will be missed Miss Grace. Janet, David, Josh and Robert

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you , during your time of sorrow. Mrs. Grace was a sweet, caring lady and will be remembered by many. Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Billy Corry
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of a truly good woman passing from this life to a better one. She will be missed not only by her family but anyone who came in touch with her in this life. Billy Corry

Meg Marshall
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
My prayers are with you in the loss of Ms. Grace. She was a sweet lady with a great sense of humor. I know she will be missed.

   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Grace - but know her daughter, Margie. Sending my prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. She was loved and cherished by her family and I know she will be missed by so many.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Blessings to the family at this time of your loss.

George and Carolyn Morgan Smith
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Aunt Grace was a blessing to so many for 96 years! She showed us how to live and how to die. Her sharp mind, keen sense of humor, and faith in God are an example to us all. We loved and admired her so much and pray God's comfort and wisdom and peace for her children, grands, and great grands. Sending our love, George and Carolyn

   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to all the family is the loss of "Miss Grace".Having just loss my Mom I know how rough it is-God bless and keep you all.

Tommy & Marsha Swann
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Paul and Georgia Holcombe
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Aunt Grace's sweet smile will never be forgotten. Prayers for her children and the rest of her family during this time. Knowing such a gracious and caring lady truly has enhanced our lives.

Emily Marchman
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Miss Grace fondly. She knew I loved the chicken salad from the lunchroom and sometimes she would bring me some for lunch on Saturdays when we both worked at Greensboro Mercantile. She was a great lady! My prayers are with you all.

Danny Pitts
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Never forget those rolls, RIP.

Laura Thomas Brown
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Fond memories of riding the bus with your daddy as driver and getting to sit next to your mama. She was a sweet lady. I would love to taste those rolls just one more time! Hugs and prayers for you all at this bittersweet time. Laura Thomas Brown

Judy Channell Miller
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
So sorry to hear about Ms. Grace.

Mary Nell Mason
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a wonderful lady.

Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Ms. Grace was a lovely, hard working, Christian, Friend of exceptional warmth and wisdom. She was always anxious to help and earned the respect of all who came in contact with her. I was privileged to work with her for many years in our school system. She and I treasured our little visits throughout the years. We enjoyed laughing and talking about "old times". She was good to my mother. Please call upon Maner and me if there is anything we can do to help. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Roddy & Barbara McCommons
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Linda and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God grant you comfort and peace.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
So sorry for your loss, she was such a wonderful lady and raised a wonderful family. We were proud to have known her.

Wanda & L J Stewart
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
Margie & Family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts & paryers. Wanda & LJ

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
Linda and family, we are so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing and so sorry we missed the funeral home visit and the funeral. We know this is a painful time so please let us know if you need anything. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Smith Oliver
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
David/Family, I recall your Mother well. She was a True Southern Lady ...... And, of course Mr. Lanis, too....he was always joking/kidding me at Mr. Leon Jackson's gas station when I worked there. You'all have sure enjoyed a wonderful lifetime experience with Mrs. Strickland. You are blessed.....

Dink & Sandra Dominy
   Posted Tue March 19, 2013
To the Family our deepest symphthy for the loss of your Mother/Grandmother. Our prayer is that God will surround you with love and compfort through this very difficult time.