Vanessa Jan Strickland

Vanessa Jan Strickland, 63, Carthage passed away July 6, 2021. She was born on May 4, 1958, in Carthage, the daughter of Tresa “Patty” Strickland. Strickland was a member of the Carthage High School class of 1976. She worked for Dyno, Big Smith, and Independent Living as a caregiver. She attended Destiny Church in Joplin.
Survivors include sons, Dmitri Strickland, and Dorian Strickland, (Angelina) all of Carthage; a close friend, Michael Allen Sims, Carthage; two granddaughters; sister, Tamara Davis, Carthage; brother, Jerome Strickland (Christina), Carthage; nieces and nephews, Derek, Tristen, Kesharra, Kegan, and Aaliyah, and Brittany Strickland-Beckner, and Sean Strickland who she helped raise; aunt, Marilyn Vera; uncles, Freddie Strickland, Brian Strickland and Nathan Strickland and a whole host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a close friend Scottie Dixon.
Per her wishes there was cremation and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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