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Services

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Services will be held:

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 12, 2020

Paul Elliott Fisher

October 31, 1945 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held: July 25, 2020

Russell “Russ” Decker

July 15, 1949 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Delma Marie Fullam

June 30, 1928 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Audrey Charles Maben, Jr.

December 19, 1953 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held:

Laland McMaster Allen

December 31, 1925 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held: July 13, 2020

Bobbie B. Strickland



1932 ~ 2020

Raleigh – Bobbie Baker Strickland passed away peacefully on June 22 after a period of declining health. Bobbie was the daughter of the late Benjamin Baker and Rebecca Baker of Zebulon, NC. As the oldest of six children, Bobbie naturally adopted the role of second mom to her siblings. Always taking care of others before herself, Bobbie was known for her small acts of love such as making sure her siblings fixed their plates first. This usually left her with the smallest piece of chicken and resulted in her life-long affinity for chicken wings.

She and her late husband, Roger Strickland, met while they were both working for FCX in Raleigh. Their romance quickly blossomed and they married in 1959 and raised two sons, Jeff Strickland (Dan) of Charlotte and Jon Strickland (Jill) of Raleigh. Bobbie and Roger were blessed with two granddaughters, Maggie Strickland and Lindsay Strickland of Raleigh, who they absolutely adored. One of Bobbie’s greatest joys was cooking, and her family were the beneficiaries of countless lemon meringue pies, the creamiest mashed potatoes, perfectly-seasoned turnip greens, and of course, her expertly fried chicken.

After graduating from Bunn High School, Bobbie attended business school in Raleigh. She spent the majority of her career as an administrator in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and concluded her career in the Governor’s Office. Upon her retirement in 1996 and in recognition of her exemplary service, Bobbie was awarded The North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bobbie was preceded in death by two brothers, Dan Baker, Sr. and Ted Baker; and a sister, JoAnn Mullen. She is survived by her children and grandchildren as well as a brother, Billy Baker of Winston-Salem and a sister, Jane Ferrell of Wake Forest. Bobbie’s family is deeply appreciative of the love and compassion provided by her caregivers, Atonya and Renee.

A graveside service celebrating Bobbie’s life will be held Thursday, June 25 at 10:30 AM at Raleigh Memorial Park and officiated by Rev. Scott Hovey of St. John’s Baptist Church and Dr. Richard Wynn. Under Raleigh City Ordinance, those planning to attend the funeral are respectfully requested to wear a face mask or covering. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Bobbie’s body will lie in state at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, located at 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604, on Wednesday, June 24, between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM for those who wish to pay their respects.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Raleigh. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com


Visitation

June 24, 2020

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh
831 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604

Bobbie's body will lie in state at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh for those who wish to pay their respects. No family members will be present.

Service

June 25, 2020

10:30 AM

Raleigh Memorial Park
7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612

Under Raleigh City Ordinance, those planning to attend the funeral are respectfully requested to wear a face mask or covering.

Guestbook

  1. Tim Ferrell

    Jeff and Jon,
    Please know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Bobbie was a very loving person.

    Tim & Amy Ferrell
    Zebulon, NC

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