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Sylvia Bowden Strickland

January 16, 1938 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 84)

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Sylvia Bowden Strickland                              December 16, 1938 – June 15, 2022

RALEIGH, NC – Sylvia Bowden Strickland, 83, passed away Wednesday AM. She was born in Raleigh, NC, to the late A.C. & Frances Bowden. Sylvia’s greatest love was always her family, followed by her love to travel to show God’s creations to as many as possible. She graduated from Creedmoor High School and married the love of her life, Ken, during her senior year.  She was a charter member of First Baptist Church in Butner, NC, and a longtime member of Pilot Baptist Church in Zebulon, NC, where she helped establish and served as the director of the Pilot Baptist Day Care Ministry, served as director of the Sunshine Club, and was a Sunday School Assistant Teacher.  In addition to being a devoted Army wife for 23 years, Sylvia served as the Vice President of Protestant Women Churches in Europe. She also attended Atlantic Beauty Cosmetology in Durham and Bruno’s Advanced Cosmetology School in Canada. After closing her salon, she worked as a seamstress and then attended the Wilton School of Culinary Art specializing in cake decorating and was inducted into the Wilton Method Teacher Hall of Fame in 1984. She ended her career as the owner of Country Cottage Tours, which she operated for 37 years.  Sylvia is survived by her husband of 65 years, Kenneth; sons, Ken Strickland (Cynthia) and Ronnie Strickland (Sandy); grandsons, Chad Strickland, Blake Strickland, Michael Strickland (Christine), and Connor Strickland; and brother, Deuard Bowden (Marie).  Visitation 12:30-1:45 pm, Friday, followed by funeral at 2pm, both at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC. A private family burial following the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Pilot Baptist Church Basketball Fund 8103 NC-39 Zebulon, NC 27597

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 17, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Gethsemane Memorial Gardens
809 W Gannon Ave
Zebulon, NC 27597

Funeral Service
Friday
June 17, 2022

2:00 PM
Gethsemane Memorial Gardens
809 W Gannon Ave
Zebulon, NC 27597

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