Strickler, Margaret Sisson

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“Together Again” Margaret Sisson Strickler, our precious mother, 83, of Blacksburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, where she joined her cherished husband of 61 years, Samuel H. Strickler.

She was born August 23, 1924, in Roanoke County to the late Guy L. Sisson and Roxie Simpson Sisson. She was also preceded in death by her brother ,Thomas Sisson of Roanoke; her sisters, Claudine Chumney, of Blackstone, and Louise Cate, of Baltimore, Md.

Margaret is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Becky Strickler, of Rocky Mount, Va.; her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Forrest Curtis, of Blacksburg; four grandchildren, Lori Wright, of Roanoke, Melissa Strickler, of Rocky Mount, Va., Jada Fingleton and husband, Wayne, of Chesapeake, and Chad Curtis, of Blacksburg; and four greatgrandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Asbury, of Lynchburg, Betty Jones of Olney, Md., and Frances Prentiss, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brotherin-law, Aubrey Chumney, of Blackstone; and loving nieces and nephews.

In the 1940’s, Margaret worked as a lab technician for the Radford Arsenal and Va Tech. She always made a wonderful home for her husband and children. She was a long time member of the Blacksburg United Methodist Church and belonged to Circle #5. When her children were young, she volunteered in the schools, and was a scout leader.

Margaret’s children are so thankful for their precious mother who cared for them and loved their father and gave them a home filled with love and security. They are also grateful and blessed for the heritage of Jesus Christ she left for them. The family would like to express their thanks for all the love and prayers poured out for them by their church family, friends and caregivers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March, 14, 2008, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Tuck and the Rev. Morris Fleischer officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carilion Hospice Services of New River Valley, 707 Randolph St., Suite 251, Radford, Va. 24141.

Friends may call any time after 12noon Thursday, March 13, 2008, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, Blacksburg, Va.