Charlotte H. Strickland

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 12, 2007

WILLIAMSBURG—Charlotte Hall Strickland, formerly of Zuni, died Sept. 5, 2007. She was preceded in death by only 50 days of her husband of 63 years, Dr. Earle Westray Strickland.

Mrs. Strickland was born on Dec. 15, 1922, in Zuni, the only child of the late William Thomas Hall and Eva Davis Hall.

She attended the Zuni School before its closure, and graduated from Windsor High School in 1940.

She attended Richmond Professional Institute for two years, and subsequently attended the Medial College of Virginia School of Nursing.

While there, she met her future husband and they were married in 1944. During World War II, she was a Navy wife and was with her husband at Camp Peary, as well as Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

After World War II, the couple returned to Zuni, VA and Dr. Strickland opened a dental practice in his late father-in-law’s then empty general store.

Mrs. Strickland worked with her husband for 43 years as the office manager and a dental assistant.

She was baptized and married in Bethany Presbyterian Church. She was a youth leader, circle member and leader, and for several decades an adult women’s Sunday school class teacher.

She also served on several Presbytery wide committees.

She was a Girl Scout Leader at Windsor Elementary School for many years.

She was on the Girl Scout Council for the Suffolk area.

With her husband, she served on several Red Cross Committees.

“Miss Charlotte”, as her younger friends often called her, was an avid and serious reader.

She read much, and broadly, and encouraged others to do likewise.

Her greatest passion, however, was for her family.

Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Drs. June and Cliff Henderson of Williamsburg; two grandsons, Colin Earle Henderson, and his wife Abbie Hattauer

Henderson of Rosewell, GA , Grayson Davis Henderson of Richmond, as well as many cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Charlotte Strickland Memorial Fund at the Blackwater Regional Library, 22511 Main Street, Courtland, Virginia 23837 or to the Charlotte and Earle Strickland Memorial Fund, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Box 41, Zuni, Virginia, 23898.

Nelsen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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