Johnny E. "Pete" Strickland age 74 of Lawrenceville passed away November 21, 2017. Pete was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Strickland and brother, Bruce Strickland. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Susan Strickland; sons, Michael Strickland (Lori), Tucker, GA and Steven Strickland, Tucker, GA; mother, Lottie Strickland, Callahan, FL; brother, Larry Wayne Strickland (Gloria), Tallahassee, FL; sisters in law, Janice Bond (Pat), Nancy Arnold (Tom), Linda Bond (Joey) and many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Father John T. Howren will serve as Celebrant. Burial to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at St. Lawrence Catholic Church 319 Grayson Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Johnny E. "Pete" Strickland to Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 Eighteenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006-3517 or online at pva.org. Wages & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550.

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  1. Our sincere condolences are with you all. Pete was a treasured classmate at Paxon Senior High, Class of 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida. He always had a ready smile and kind heart and a lively sense of humor. We hope our fond memories bring some comfort to you in this very sad time. Linda Pickett Moffitt, Paxon Class of 1961

  2. Our love and prayers are with the Strickland family. Though we have moved to AZ ,we have many memories of Pete from Corpus Christi. May he rest in Eternal s Peace and May God comfort Susan and the family.

  3. Dear Susan,
    May the peace of the Lord be with you, I know it will be hard. May Pete be a rest in the arms of the Lord.
    Love,
    Bobbie

  4. Susan,
    Pete and I send our loving prayers to you. We will not be able to attend the funeral but know that we cherish the memories we have of good times spent with you and Pete. Much love and blessings to you and your family.

  5. May Pete now rest in the hollow of God’s Hand and may the wind be always at your back, dear Susan, until we can all meet again at home with our God.

  6. Susan, Michael, Steven and Lottie –
    We will miss Pete so dearly. He loved everyone unconditionally and found contentment and joy in being surrounded by family and friends. We feel so blessed to call him family and are forever grateful for the love and support he showered on us and his granddaughters. Heaven has welcomed a special soul indeed! Know that our prayers and love are with you. May God continue to bless you and comfort you. Our love, Kathy, Tim, Bella and Abbey

  7. Susan and family, our prayers are with you all now and for the years to come. Pete was such a special person who we hold near and dear to our hearts. May you find peace knowing he’s with our Lord and Savior, and an angel protecting his precious family.
    Love always,
    Neil, Kelly and Johnny Bronaugh

  8. Mrs. Strickland so sorry for you loss . Janice and I were reminiscing over stories of our child hood and of course Pete can up. He was so funny and kind… God blessed you with a jewel… Jane L Kersey

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