Eugene and Maggie Strickland were married on May 8, 1966. They are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, May 8, 2016 with family at Ole Times Country Buffet in Valdosta.

50th Wedding Anniversary

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Eugene enjoys the produce business, catering to people and sharing his love to the children in the community. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and volunteers keeping his neighbor’s yard beautiful.

Maggie enjoys aerobics and swimming at the Senior Citizens Center. She is a Christian and also enjoys teaching Youth Bible Class and traveling.

The couple have three children: one daughter and son-in-law, Serena Phelps and Samuel Phelps, Sr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene Strickland, Jr. and Sonja Strickland, and Jerene Strickland, Sr., and Constance Strickland; They have nine grandchildren, Nikita Phelps, Samuel Phelps, Jr., Alexis Strickland, Joshua Strickland, Jerene Strickland, Jr., Allie Strickland, Journey Strickland, Anissa Strickland and Duane Williams.

The couple is retired and reside in Valdosta.


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