Ann Strickland Fowler

Ann Strickland Fowler

March 5, 1936 – October 23, 2021

ZEBULON – Ann Strickland Fowler, 85, made her ascension to Glory, Saturday night, October 23, 2021 at Avendelle Assisted Living at Lazy River. She was born March 5, 1936 in Wake County to the late Paul Strickland and Neva Horton Strickland. Ann worked in the Wake County School System as a School Secretary. In addition to her parents, Ann is preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby H. Perry, second husband, Noel C. Fowler and her beloved grandson, Austin P. Quinn.

She is survived by her loving children, Bob H. Perry, Jr (Daphne), Jeff K. Perry (Leslie) and Kathy P. Quinn (Robbie); brother, Rod P. Strickland; grandchildren, Robert Paul Quinn (Megan), Garrett D. Quinn (Landis), Meredith P. Weadon (Mark), Kimberly P. Butler (Paul), Anna N. Perry and Mason G. Perry; great grandchildren, Mark D. Weadon, Neva K. Quinn, Madilyn J. Weadon and Perry A. Butler.

A Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Zebulon Baptist Church, 400 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.


  • Judith Pearce Posted October 25, 2021 11:15 am

    Ann was a good friend. We had a lot of good times traveling and just visiting.

  • Ihrie Knott Posted October 25, 2021 11:53 am

    ya’ll are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Green Billy Posted October 25, 2021 2:42 pm

    Billy and I send our deepest condolences to all the family! Ann was a special person! A bright spot wherever she was, a hard worker and a good friend! She will be missed!

  • Carolyn Young Posted October 25, 2021 4:22 pm

    Kathy, Robbie and rest of your precious family I’m so very sorry to hear of Ann’s passing..prayers for all of you!🙏❤️

  • Perry-Medlin Jackie Posted October 25, 2021 4:36 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss💔
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏🙏🙏

  • Betsy Hewett Posted October 25, 2021 5:45 pm

    Thank you Ann for being a part of my life since I was 13 years old. It was especially sweet reconnecting when I moved back home. We didn’t have to plan a visit, as we frequently ran into each other at lunch – even at Parker’s & Pete’s. God bless your precious family always.

  • Sharon Mitchell Ray Posted October 25, 2021 6:54 pm

    Ms Ann was beautiful inside and out. I’ll always cherish the many memories of spending the night at her house with Kathy in elementary school. We would go to Country Kitchen, which they owned and eat pancakes! Then I was blessed to work at ZBC and reconnect with her. What a precious lady. May God give you all peace, comfort and strength. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • Augsburger Tammy Posted October 25, 2021 7:49 pm

    Kathy and family,
    My condolences in the passing of your family matriarch. I remember Ms Perry from Vaiden Whitley as a attendance secretary. She caught me with a forged note I had someone write for senior skip day. I never tried it again, cause she called my Mama!!!
    Then in 1982 when I married Welton and we attended ZBC I got to be reaquantied with her, as two adults. She was a sweet soft spoken woman. Granny Wallace certainly thought a lot of her also.
    Prayers to each of you for comfort and peace.

  • Wanda Jackson Posted October 25, 2021 8:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. My mother always enjoyed talking with her on the phone.

  • Ann Brooks Posted October 25, 2021 8:39 pm

    Peace and comfort to you all. Miss Ann was such a kind lady and will be missed.

  • Congleton Betsy Posted October 25, 2021 10:38 pm

    Kathy you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

  • Danny and Jean Hicutt Posted October 26, 2021 8:32 am

    Prayers for all the family today and the days ahead

  • Jean P Hunt Posted October 26, 2021 10:23 am

    My love and prayers go out to Ann’s family. We grew up and attended Wakelon School together. She is still beauutiful.Sorry that our lives kept us from enjoying moments and memories….Jean Hunt

  • Millie Johnson Posted October 26, 2021 3:12 pm

    Bob, Jeff and Kathy, I was so sorry and shocked to hear of your Mom’s passing . She was a Kind and sweet lady. The short time I stayed with her was a treat.
    We shared many stories about growing up around the area. Going to school at Wakelon with some of my relatives.., And the good ole days. She will be missed by so many. . RIP sweet lady. till we meet again..

  • Pat and Jerry Turner Posted October 27, 2021 7:36 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Trixie Perry Posted October 28, 2021 7:53 am

    Kathy and family, losing a parent is never easy. Sending my deepest condolences in your time of loss. Take care.

  • Matthew Fenton Posted November 1, 2021 11:55 am

    Dear Strickland family,

    I’m sad to hear of Aunt Ann’s passing. She has been a part of my life and the lives of my two brothers, Zack and Jesse, for as long as we’ve been alive. I remember the fun times we’ve spent together in recent years over Thanksgiving, celebrating with her and all of you cousins. Her presence will be deeply missed this Thanksgiving. I hope we’ll see each other some time soon. Thank you for caring for her so well in her final years and days. You’ve displayed a wonderful model of how to honor those who have given us life.

    All the best to you who are still living. May we remember that life is short and eternity is forever.

    Matthew, Jenny, Joseph, & Daniel Fenton (Ginna Strickland’s middle son)

  • Bonnie Glover Posted November 7, 2021 1:52 pm

    Kathy and family, my deepest love and sympathy to You at this sad time, in the loss of Your Mom. Such sweet memories you will have to remember her. May God grant you peace and comfort. Love You, Bonnie Glover

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