HULL - Amy Paige Thomas Strehler, 44, died Thursday, January 26, 2012.
She battled a mental disorder and health problems for many years and suffered a brain aneurysm on November 17, 2011, that ultimately claimed her life.
She was born August 6, 1967, in Athens and lived in the Sanford Community of Madison County. She attended school in Ila and Danielsville and worked many places. Paige was preceded in death by brothers, Cary Lamar Thomas and Ronnie Thomas (missing 29 years); and grandparents, Julia Mae and Andrew Thomas and Louise and Grady Fambro.
Paige had a deep love for God and Christ and attended many churches over the years, but considered Central Baptist her church home.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Edwina and John D. Hollis, Jr.; father and stepmother, Joseph and Marian Baker Thomas; daughter, Julia Mae Strehler; sons, Adam Coile Spivey and Hans Sebastian Strehler; brother, Byron Thomas; sister, Linda Bales; two stepsisters and three stepbrothers; step-grandmother, Fannie Belle Hollis; special niece, Stephanie Boatright; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Many thanks to ARMC, Emory University Hospital, Landmark Hospital and Grandview Care Center for the good care she received the last 2 1/2 months.
Memorial services were held Saturday, January 28, at Lord & Stephens Chapel, EAST, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating.
Memorials may be made to an educational trust fund for Julia Mae Strehler at Athens First Bank and Trust, Account # 1002999843, or to a charity of choice.