Cecelia Jean Cooley Strickland, 66, of Jacksonville, died on Saturday, September 8, 2018, with her family by her side. Cecelia was born on March 28, 1952, in Crossett, Arkansas to Cecil Cooley and Alma Jean (Langley) Pinkston. Cecelia married Victor B. Strickland Jr. October 10th, 1969. She was preceded in death by Victor March 14th, 2018. She formerly worked as an IT Securities Specialist before retirement and was a homemaker for many years. Cecelia attended Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed computers, sewing, crocheting, and making food for her family and friends like her world-famous tacos. Cecelia is survived by her three daughters Victoria Matos of Beebe; Christy Castile (Charles) of Beebe; Shawnda Jackson of North Little Rock; one sister, one brother, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, as well as a host of extended family and friends. A Home Going Celebration will be held on Wednesday, September 12th, at 7:00 PM at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, 505 N. Apple Street, Beebe, Arkansas with Dr. John Scheel, and Pastor Jason Scheel officiating. Public Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be Thursday, September 13th at 10:00 AM, at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens 404 W. Dewitt Henry Beebe, AR. 72012. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173.
Wednesday September 12, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Lighthouse Pentecostal Church 505 North Apple Street Beebe, AR 72012
Wednesday September 12, 2018 7:00 PM Lighthouse Pentecostal Church 505 North Apple Street Beebe, AR 72012
Thursday September 13, 2018 10:00 AM Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens 404 West Dewitt Beebe, AR 72012