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Billy “Sandy” Michael Strickland, Sr.


Beloved Sandy (Billy) Strickland, Sr. went to be with his Lord on August 24, 2018. Sandy was a loving, caring, and kind husband, and father, brother, poppy and great-grand poppy. He was presided by death to include his father James Strickland, mother Kizzie Strickland, sister Ann Strickland, sister Linda Seward, Brother Robert Strickland, Brother Jimmy Strickland and nephew Little Jimmy Strickland. He leaves a loving family to include wife Wanda Strickland married 42 years, son Michael (Jill), son Jacob (April), Bother Marty (Barbara), Jerry, sister Dixie Crisp (Eddie), brother-in-law Sonny, sister-in-law Sylvia, granddaughter Cheyenne Strickland, grandson Talon Strickland and great-grandson Colt Brummett. Along with a whole host of sister-in-law’s, brother-in-law’s, nieces and nephews. Sandy worked for the York County Environmental Department for over 36 years. But the love of his life was to bring joy and happiness to children and adult’s alike being Santa Claus at Christmas time. He loved to make the children laugh and give them hope of some fun which came with Christmas. It gave him such joy to see the children’s faces light up when he walked into a room. Sandy and his wife’s hearts were with the special education children and Adults. This is how they got started being Santa and Mrs. Claus. If you knew Sandy, you
knew he was Santa Claus 365 days a year. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:00 am in chapel of Amory Funeral home, Grafton. VA. The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Special Religious Development Ministry (SPRED) 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA or The American Liver Foundation, National Office, 39 Broadway suite 276, New York, N.Y. 10006.

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