Gertrude Elizabeth Edwards-Strecker
Gertrude Elizabeth Edwards-Strecker
  • June 14, 1935 - January 8, 2017
  • Brandon, Florida

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EDWARDS-STRECKER, Gertrude Elizabeth “Trudy”, age 81, of Brandon, FL, entered into rest, Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born June 14, 1935 in Palatka, FL, the daughter of Jimmy Brinson and Henrietta Williams. Trudy worked as a nurse for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl L. Strecker; her son, Roosevelt Norton; and her sisters, Doris Everett, Jean Grimes, Geraldine Stevenson and Rubell Bartley. Survivors include her daughters, Debra J. Norton Salih, Ruth D. Norton and Sharon O. Crocker; her son, Dennis Darrel Edwards and wife, Arlene; her brothers, Charlie Hall and James Brinson; her sisters, Charlene Ellis, Gloria Greene, Marion Wright, Devarn Brinson and Julia Bassham; and many loving, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held, 6 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel; the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 16, 2017 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Words of comfort may be expressed at