Tommie E. Holder Strickland
September 30, 1927 – May 12, 2018
WENDELL – Tommie Eleanor Holder Baker Strickland, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday with her family by her side. She was born in Wake County to the late Tommy & Lucille N. Holder, raised by Annie Milton Holder. She retired from Wake Memorial Hospital and then worked as a private sitter. Tommie was a sweet woman with a warm smile whose passion was caring for others. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph G. Baker and Alva Lee Strickland, stepson Lee Strickland Jr., and grandson Curtis Dee Oliver.
She is survived by her daughters, Olivia B Cooke of Wendell, Joette B Oliver (Dee) of Wendell, stepdaughter Anne Cole (Ronnie) of Middlesex.
Grandchildren, John Cooke, Lenore Strickland (Leamon), step grandchild Johnathon Cole and 7 great grandchildren.
Graveside service 11 am. Tuesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church .Family will be at Olivia Cooke, 7855 Applewhite Rd. Wendell.
Flowers accepted or Donations to Transitions Lifecare, 250 Hospice Cir. Raleigh, 27607
She will lie in state Monday from 1-5 pm, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com