Nathan Strickland, Jr. Obituary

Nathan DeWayne Strickland, Jr.
Nathan DeWayne Strickland, Jr.

February 7, 1991 - January 24, 2019
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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Obituary for Nathan Dewayne Strickland

Age 27, passed away January 24, 2019, after losing his battle with cancer. Born Feb 7, 1991 in Detroit. Nathan was a beloved son of Nathan, Sr and Debra Strickland. He is survived by his sister, Nicole and Brother Tony Strickland.

Nathan was a talented multi-instrumentalist musician that loved playing music in the genre of classical and jazz. Out of all the instruments he loved to play, his favorites were the piano and viola. Nathan played in an assortment of orchestras which include: Dearborn Youth Symphony Orchestra, Grosse Pointe North High School Orchestra, Tiffin University Orchestra and the Detroit Medical Orchestra.

As young man, Nathan had the highest honor of achieving the level of Eagle Scout at the age 13 and becoming the first African-American at that age to earn the level of Eagle Scout in the Metro Detroit Area. Within his boy scout career, Nathan had the honor of receiving the Arrow of Light award.

Nathan was a talented athlete and was highly competitive in wrestling and track and field. He was First Team All MAC in wrestling and First team Eastern Conference of Track and Field in high school. Nathan went on to wrestle collegiately on a scholarship at Tiffin University.

Nathan graduated Cum Laude from Grosse Pointe North High School in 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice forensic psychology from Tiffin University and a Master of Arts in community counseling from Oakland University. He earned a certification as a national certified counselor and was a therapist for the organization Community Health Awareness Group (CHAG).

He was affiliated to several organizations which include the American Counseling Association, Association of LGBT Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) and a proud brother of the Kappa Psi Kappa fraternity. Nathan’s was the recipient of the Presidential Leadership Award in 2016, The Presidents Volunteer Service Award in 2015, BMe Leader Award in 2015 for his work with counseling high school students through the organizations Upward Bound and young people of the LGBT community through LGBT Detroit. Nathan had the honor of being elected precinct delegate for the 14th congressional district of Michigan.

Visitation will take place 2-9 pm Friday February 1 at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 9:00 am until time of service 10:00 am at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Friday, February 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Service
Grosse Pointe Congregational Church
240 Chalfonte
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 AM
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