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Eugene Strickland

October 10, 1944 — July 31, 2023

Eugene Strickland


Reverend Eugene Strickland passed away July 31, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fl. He was born in Suffolk, Virginia on October 10, 1944 to John Henry and Gertie Strickland.

Eugene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who entered the Church Triumphant peacefully on July 31, 2023. He attended Holmes Theological Seminary in South Carolina before pursuing a career in pastoral ministry. Throughout his life, Eugene served as a minister in various locations including Virginia, West Virginia, Alaska, and Florida.

In 1999, while serving in Alaska with his wife Nancy, Eugene and Nancy founded Families Reaching Out Ministries (F.R.O.M.). Their mission was to share God's love with those who may not have heard the Good News. They dedicated their time to providing faith-based support and comfort to Native Alaskans in remote villages. Eugene and Nancy expanded their outreach to the Tohono O’odham Nation Reservation in Arizona, where they organized teams to teach Vacation Bible School to the children during the summers.

Eugene's work also took him to South Africa, India, Sudan, and Haiti where he spread God's word and touched many lives. Known for his charisma and leadership qualities, Eugene will be deeply missed by his family and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

Eugene is survived by: his loving wife of 31 years, Nancy Strickland; children: Mike Strickland (Melodie), Rhonda Strickland, Robin Webb (Aaron), Tom Strickland, Tarey Strickland, Carey Strickland (Lee); nine  grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and brothers, Algene Strickland and Gene Strickland (Renee).

A memorial service honoring Eugene's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2023, in the chapel of Quinn Shalz Family Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Gideons International. Donations may be made by phone (615) 564-5277; mail to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214; or online at





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