Sandra Ellen Strickland, 69, a Cape Coral resident since 2006, formerly of Waycross, Ga., passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, in Cape Coral. She was born April 6, 1945, in Waycross to Irvin and Mary Tuten, now deceased.
She was of the Christian faith. She was a wonderful mother, a caring grandmother ... a sweet, kind strong, beautiful lady with a loving soul who mentored all of us to be truly good from our hearts. Mom showed by example how to live a Godly life, take care of our family and no matter how far apart we lived, she insisted we always stay close and love to the fullest! Mom gave us the gift of the importance of family. We will take this gift with us moving forward through generations to come. She was an example of all things good, from her nursing career to her Christian faith to her care for her family and loyalty to her friends. Everyone that came in contact with her was touched by her kindness and compassion. She found happiness in helping and caring for others and always put the needs of others before her own, which is no wonder why her career as a nurse was her true calling! She was an angel on our earth... and now a beautiful angel from above, healthy and strong enough to look over each and every one of us, which is all she ever wanted... was for everyone to be happy and healthy and OK. Now her new journey begins in a place where she always spoke of, with our Lord in Heaven! With a heavy heart, we ask that you celebrate Sandra's wonderful life!
She is survived by three beloved children, David Strickland (Tonya) of Cape Coral, Lyn McCall (Mac) of Mesa, Ariz., and Jamie Strickland (Kristin), also of Cape Coral; four siblings, Derwin Tuten (Marie) of Waycross, Ga., Joyce McDaniel (Johnnie) of Warner Robins, Ga., Jim Tuten (June) of Dumfries, Va., and Billy Tuten of Roswell, Ga.; as well as 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Sandra Ellen Strickland
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 24, at the Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, East, Cape Coral, with Chaplain Dale Carson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, her family would like memorial contributions in memory of Sandra Ellen Strickland sent to www.cancerresearch.org/giving-to-cri.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.