Ramona “Mona” Willis Stricklin age 68 of Hatfield, Arkansas was reunited in Heaven with her honey, Larry Stricklin, on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Mona was born on May 14, 1950 in Talihina, Oklahoma to the late Elesten Willis and Lilliella Samuel Willis. She was married to the late Larry Stricklin for 28 years until his passing in 2016. Mona worked in several occupations during her life, business owner, bookkeeper, truck driver, and most recently bank teller. She enjoyed watching and going to basketball games with family and friends. Mona was an active member of the Hatfield First Baptist Church for many years and sang in the church choir. She was well known to cook the best fried potatoes, pinto beans and Indian Tacos. Most of all she loved God, and spending time with grandchildren and family. She was a devoted and loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to everyone that knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by son: Dale David Willis of Hatfield, Arkansas
Step-son: Beau Stricklin and wife Laurel of Dublin, California
Daughter: Tasha Strickland and husband Charles of North Little Rock, Arkansas
Step-daughters: Tonya Thacker and husband Ron of Mena, Arkansas and Toni Gay and husband Brad of Washington, Oklahoma
Grandchildren: Brittanie Willis of Mena, Arkansas, Paris, Elvis, Tucker, and Sailor Stricklin of Dublin, California, Tateli, Taylor, and Ty Thacker of Mena, Arkansas, Ashleigh and Alexis Gay of Washington, Oklahoma
Mother: Lilliella Willis of Battiest, Oklahoma
Brothers: Edgel Samuel of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Vernon Willis of Battiest, Oklahoma, Junior Willis of Battiest, Oklahoma, and Everett “Glenn” Willis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sisters: Elfreda Willis of Battiest, Oklahoma and Alice Thomas of Nokoma Park, Oklahoma
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Elesten Willis, husband Larry Stricklin, brother Norman Samuel, niece Amanda Willis, nephew Garreth Stricklin, and mother-in-law Wanda McDaniel.
Funeral service will be Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Hatfield First Baptist Church with Brother Rick Bateman officiating. Interment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be David Willis, Beau Stricklin, Charles Strickland, Elvis Stricklin, Junior Willis, and Dewayne Tonihka.
Honorary pallbearers will be Garry Stricklin, Vernon Willis, Glenn Willis, and Edgel Samuel.
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4-16-19 12:39 p.m. KAWX.ORG