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Tabitha Strickland

June 1, 1990 — January 4, 2022

Tabitha Monqué Strickland, the youngest of four children, was
born June 1, 1990 to Jimmie and Gwendolyn Strickland at Johnston
Memorial Hospital, Smithfield, NC.
On January 4, 2022, Tabitha departed this life at home in Raleigh NC.
She was called from Labor to Reward. As the youngest, her earlier
childhood years were filled with lots of pampering. Yes, she knew
exactly how to charm her Parents, Brothers, Sister and many other
family members. "The Apple off our Eye."
There came a day she had to leave the nest and off to school it was.
Her Primary and Elementary years were spent at Cooper Elementary
School, Clayton, NC; middle school years at Ligon Middle School,
Raleigh, NC and East Garner Middle School. She graduated from
Garner High School in Garner, NC.
Her love for children inspired her to take early childhood
development courses at Wake Tech. Tabitha loved the work of being
a Mother. She was a spectacular Mother and had a soft and loving
heart. She cared for and spent lots of time with her five God-Children
Tabitha joined Mount Vernon Christian Church, Clayton, NC at an
early age. Tabitha is preceded in death by her Grandparents Willie &
Essie Strickland and Theodore Hinton, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memories: Her son Elijah JiShawn Strickland
– Exum, who was her protector and her best friend; her Father
Jimmie Strickland (Pat) of Clayton NC, her Mother Gwendolyn
Carr and Stepfather George Carr, Garner, NC; two brothers Antonio
Hinton and Jimmie Hinton (Marquetta), Clayton, NC; One sister,
Elissa Hinton (Williams), Cary, NC; Grandmother Daisy Hinton of
Clayton, NC; Five Aunts, Eight Uncles, Two Godmothers and a host
of other relatives and Friends.
She was truly a special person and will dominate the conversations in
our family for many days to come. Until we meet again, those special
memories of you will always bring a smile. If only we can have you
back for just a little while, then we could sit and talk again, just like
we used to do.. You always meant soo much and will. The fact that
you are no longer here will always cause us pain, but you're forever in
our hearts, until we meet again.

Tuesday, January 11
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Wednesday, January 12
1:00 PM
Forest Hill
Clayton, NC 27520
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sanders Funeral Home Chapel

806 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Forest Hill


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