October 5, 1947 - September 28, 2020
Strickland– Vivian Reynolds Strickland, age 78, of Ocala, FL passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 5, 1941 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Forrest Franks Reynolds and Juanita Phillips Brown. Vivian graduated from Technical High School and then later pursued her associate’s degree from Florida Junior College of Jacksonville. On September 25, 1960, Vivian married the love of her life, Marcus James Strickland, Sr. and together they spent 60 beautiful years. Vivian was passionate about her career as a registered nurse. She dedicated over 20 years at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville until retiring in 2005. She was a longtime member of Christ Church of Marion County where she enjoyed serving and worshipping her Lord and Savior. Vivian was an avid reader, she loved southern gospel music along with anything Elvis Presley, and she enjoyed traveling with Marcus. More the anything, Vivian was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who loved her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Strickland. Vivian is survived by her loving husband, Marcus Strickland Sr. of Ocala, FL; her children, Marcus J. (Lorrie) Strickland Jr. of Navarre, FL, Michael J. Strickland of Lady Lake, FL, Colonel Marlon J. ( Lisa) Strickland of Jacksonville, FL, Melissa (Kim) Westmoreland of Gainesville, FL, Andrea Paige Shaffer of Ocala, FL, and Sheryl E. (Greg) Bettis of Acworth, GA; her cousins, Toni (Sam) of Yulee, FL, and Dawn Duhamel of Coker Creek, TN; her 12 grandchildren; and 2 great grandsons. A Celebration of Vivian’s life will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am at Santa Fe Cemetery in Hampton, Florida with Colonel Jason Strickland officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, 14397 US Highway 301 South, Starke, FL 32091, (904) 964-5757. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Strickland– Vivian Reynolds Strickland, age 78, of Ocala, FL passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 5, 1941 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Forrest Franks... View Obituary & Service Information
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