Mr. Jimmy Strickland age 72 of Pearson, GA. passed away Friday evening November 8, 2013 at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga. following a short illness. A native of Coffee County, Mr. Strickland was born August 2, l941. He had made his home in Atkinson County for most of his life. He was a retired plumber. After retiring he and his wife split their time between their home here and their home in Jacksonville. As a family they enjoyed traveling to the mountains and taking cruises. He attended First Assembly of God Church in Douglas, Ga. and also attended Westside International Church in Jacksonville, Fl. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joy Strickland and stepfather and mother, George and Lena Strickland Gardner. Survivors include: Wife: Joyce Strickland of Pearson, Ga. 1 Daughter: Michelle Mizell and husband Paul of Pearson, Ga. 3 Grandchildren: Britt Mizell, Laken Mizell and Mathew Mizell all of Pearson, Ga. 1 Sister: Lena McQuaig of Douglas, Ga. 2 Brothers: Rev. Gerald Gardner and wife Evaline of Douglas, Ga. Glenn Gardner, Sr. and wife Glenda of Douglas, Ga. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Strickland were held at 3:00 P. M. Monday, November 11, 013 at the First Assembly of God Church in Douglas, Ga. with Rev. Marshall Adcock officiating. Eulogies were given by Paul Mizell and George Relihan. Special musical selections included "Go Rest High on That Mountain", "Papa", "Wish You Were Here" and "It's Not Goodbye" rendered by Allison Bailey soloist with Becky Taylor accompanying at the piano. Soft music for the Prelude and the Postlude was played by Othlene Bowman pianist. The interment followed in Antioch Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were: Laken Mizell, Britt Mizell, Matthew Mizell, Bobby McKinnon, Glenn Gardner, Jr., Tim Gardner and Gregg Gardner. Honorary pallbearers were: Nieces and Nephews, Becky McKinnon and Ralph Troy Mullis.