OBITUARY: Charlotte Strickland Flye


Charlotte Strickland Flye, age 86, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee went to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Flye and her beloved parents, Woodrow and Mary Strickland of Smithfield, North Carolina.

Charlotte attended East Carolina University where she obtained her teaching degree and later obtained her Master’s Degree from Peabody College in Nashville.

She and Bobby moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she taught special education in Nashville Metro Schools. She retired from Dalewood Elementary School where she made lifelong friends. Her compassion, patience, and fun-loving nature were a special gift to the children she loved in the classroom.

For many years she had a special bond with her ladies Bible Study group at Christ Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. She was encouraged and developed by these ladies and they became a support for her, especially in her early years of retirement.

After moving to Mt. Juliet, she attended Victory Baptist Church. Charlotte had a strong faith and chose to be happy even in the most difficult circumstances as she dealt with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was quick witted and silly. She loved idioms and was constantly quoting them.

She enjoyed making others laugh and she was the resident clown at Carrick Glen, her assisted living facility. She had a way of making others feel happier after being in her presence. She learned to be grateful in all circumstances. She was quick to thank others.

She is survived by:
Daughters – Sara Lynn (Ronald) Davidson and Elizabeth Ann Moore
Grandchildren – Benjamin Moore, Samuel Moore, and Rachel (Jason) Gill
Great-grandchildren – Madelynn Gill, Ryker Gill, and Krisalee Gill

Family and friends will gather to Celebrate Charlotte’s Life from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Smithfield, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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