Atlas Uriah Strickland, nearly 3, of Hickory ran to Jesus, Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Hickory, Mississippi. He was born Sunday, August 5, 2018, in Tupelo.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 9 a.m. at Antioch Christian Church. Greg Strickland will officiate. A private family graveside will follow in Oak Hill Christian Church Cemetery in Corinth at 4 p.m. with Frank Williams officiating. Newton County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Atlas Uriah Strickland—meaning “Enduring Light of Yaweh”—lived up to his namesake. Strong-willed and determined in all he set out to do, he held the greatest amount of compassion and love for his best friend and sister, Koraline. It was ever on his mind to care for others before himself. He loved singing songs to the Lord, and was known for his sense of humor. Atlas aspired to preach God’s Word like his Daddy and become a “police man” to “help people and catch bad guys.” He was a good boy.
He was preceded in death by Infant twin siblings.
Survivors include his parents, Evan and Kourtney Strickland; his sister, Koraline Strickland; grandparents, Randy Isaman (Dana), Lori Dobrick (Mike), and Greg & Lori Strickland; great-grandparents, Bobby Pomrenke, Roberta Strickland, Donna Isaman, Ronald & Lois Kiblinger, Shelby Lamonica, Connie Black, and Wayne (Peggy) Wyrick; great-great-grandmother, Dorothy Brandt; uncles and aunts, Nathan Strickland (Madison), Truli Strickland, Daniel Isaman, Scott Isaman (Rebekkah), Michelle Keci (Rudy), and Austin Dobrick; cousins, Ayla Mae Strickland, Allie Marie Strickland, Kilian Isaman, and Sapphire Isaman.
Pallbearers will be Randy Isaman, Michael Dobrick, Nathan Strickland, and Scott Isaman.