Norma Ford

Norma Frier Strickland Ford, 87, joined her Father in Heaven Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at The Hermitage Memory Care Facility in Sylva, N.C.

Norma was born on July 24, 1931, and was a long-time resident of Jacksonville, Fla., for most of her life.

Norma was of Mormon faith and will be remembered by many for her dedication to her church and love for her family.

In addition to her parents, Naughton and Fannie Frier, she was preceeded in death by her son, David H. Strickland; and many brothers and sisters.

Norma is survived by her sons, Richard W. Strickland (Heidi), Joel A. Strickland (Jan) and Don P. Strickland (Kathy). In addition, she says goodbye to nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Holmes of Glen St. Mary, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at Appalachian Funeral Services on Saturday, May 25, at noon.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Sylva, N.C.

Her son, Don, would like to say thank you to The Hermitage Memory Care Facility for the excellent care provided to Norma for the past 6-plus years.

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