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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Linda Kay Adams

10/18/1943 ~ 10/17/2018

Services will be held: 10/21/2018


Raeford E. Jackson

04/15/1937 ~ 10/17/2018

Services will be held: 10/19/2018

Sue Thornton obit photo

Sue Carol Johnson Thornton

10/09/1944 ~ 10/16/2018

Services will be held: 10/20/2018

Dwight Gay

Dwight “Buddy” Gay

06/11/1956 ~ 10/09/2018

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Betty Jean King

09/18/1933 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held:

Naomi Lee obit pic

Naomi Sommerville Lee

05/29/1920 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Betty Hudson obit pic

Betty Thomas Hudson

08/03/1937 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/12/2018

Joyce Pollard obit photo

Joyce D. Pollard

02/01/1947 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Curtisteen Smith Strickland



GARNER – Curtisteen Smith Strickland, 82, of Bayleigh Ct., Garner, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was a longtime member of Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church and gladly served in various capacities. Curtisteen was a strong Christian and truly loved God, her family, church and friends.

She retired from Branch Banking & Trust Company after 33 years of service and then worked part-time for 13 years with the National Agriculture Statistics Service.

A funeral service will be held 12:30 pm Monday, December 11th at Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Langham officiating.

The family will receive friends in the church’s common area from 11:00 -12:30 prior to the service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger W. Strickland, Jr. and sister, Morley Shirk. She and Roger were blessed with 46 years of marriage and 2 children.

Survivors include her daughter, Cathy S. Sheppard; son, Richard W. Strickland and wife, Jo Anna; granddaughters, Ashley Stancil and husband, Bryan and Haley Strickland; nephew, Harold L. Shepherd and wife, Debbie; nieces, Sharron Sally and Frances Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions be made in Curtisteen’s memory to the Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 4926 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603.

The family would like to thank Transitions Hospice Care for all they did during these trying times.



11:00- 12:30

Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church



12:30 pm

Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church
4926 Fayetteville Road Raleigh, NC 27603


  1. Deloris s williams

    So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

  2. Sherry Stancil

    Richard,Jo Anna,Ashley,Haley and family,We are thinking about and lifting you all up in prayer.So deeply sorry to hear about your great loss.May the Lord wrap you all in his loving arms,provide comfort,peace and an abundance of strength during this difficult time and the many days ahead.Knowing she is with the Lord and no longer suffering is the biggest blessing of all now.Love,Tommy,Sherry and Amanda

  3. Yvonne Gunter

    Sorry for your loss she was a dear sweet lady. I will miss seeing her walking the dogs and the cat. May God bless the Strickland family during such a difficult time. Keep Your great memories of Curtisteen close to your heart. Yvonne, Robin and Jasmyne

  4. S. Williamson

    Please accept my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. I hope that the God of comfort will strengthen you and your family during this time of sorrow. 1 Corinthians, Chapter 1, verses 3 and 4.

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