Jananne Fields Stricklin or as most know her, “Nanny”, age 77, passed away on April 21, 2024. Jananne was born on March 31, 1947 in Brilliant, AL where she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Brilliant Free Will Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She spent many years serving her community as part of the city council. Jananne spent most of her career selling Insurance and part-time at Wal-Mart until her retirement. If you knew Jananne, she was working. Shortly after her retirement, she went back to work as the hostess/face of Mookie’s Smokehouse in Winfield, AL. Jananne was known for her vibrant personality, the ability to never meet a stranger, as well as the kind nature of her heart.

In her spare time, Jananne enjoyed thrifting, working in the garden, watching or listening to Alabama Crimson Tide play ball, and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jananne was gifted with the ability to sing wonderfully and play the piano for her church and family at home. Jananne absolutely loved spending time with her pups including Buster, Khaleesi, and King. Jananne lived a beautifully simple life in which we can all rejoice in the memories we have together.

Ms. Stricklin is survived by her 2 daughters, Amy Stricklin and Karen (Michael) Markham, grandchildren, Matthew (Sheena) Whitehead, Brandon (Melanie) Pratt, Charlotte (Michael Isaac) Harris, Brady Pratt, and Blake Holsonback, great grandchildren, Harleigh, Everly, and Gage Whitehead, Watson Pratt and Baby Pratt. Special family including, Delane (Kim) Stricklin, Abygail Stricklin, and Billie Faye Price.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Theron and Sally Elaine Fields of Brilliant, AL. a son, David Howard Stricklin who was taken too soon, the father of her children, Howard Edward Stricklin, and a host of other family members, great grandchildren, Kinnison, Walker, and Garrett Whitehead, and her beloved pet, Sadie the mini schnauzer

Her joyous reunion with her father, mother, son, and Savior is one she was ready to attend.

Funeral services for Mrs. Stricklin will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home serving the Stricklin family.