George Strong was born on August 17, 1926, in Crystal Springs, MS. He was born to his loving parents, the late Gentle and Mary �Cora Bell� Strong. After faithfully serving the Lord, he entered into his eternal rest on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:09 am while at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB) Hospital, Biloxi, MS. At an early age he accepted the Lord into his life and became a member of Living Waters Holiness Church in Biloxi, MS. He was united in holy matrimony to the late Mary �Margaret� Strong on January 16, 1952. From this union five children were born: Mary S. Koonce; Ethel �Sunni� Medina; late Howard Chambers, Edward M. Strong, and Richard E. Strong. They brought much joy and laughter to his years. A devoted father and committed husband, he spent many years working as a carpenter building residential homes and commercial buildings throughout South Mississippi for years before he became ill. �Uncle George� will be remembered for saving the life of a mother and her small kids from drowning during the worst hurricanes that hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the late 1960�s, which was Hurricane Camille. His internal strength and willingness to battle long-term illnesses for over 40 years gives us hope and encouragement to overcome obstacles we face in life. Preceding him in death is his only sibling: James Ernest Strong of Crystal Springs, MS He leaves behind four precious children: Mary S. Koonce; Ethel �Sunni� Medina; Edward M. Strong, and Richard E. Strong. Eight Grandchildren: Monica Brooks, Sonia Clark, Roshina Vanegas, Gretchenal Koonce, James �Jay�Koonce, Stephanie Strong, Desire� Strong, Edward Strong, Jr. and Seven Great-Grandchildren. Three sisters-in-law: Mozella Johnson (Earnest-deceased) of Crystal Springs, MS; and Charlene Thompson of Biloxi, MS and Rosie Lee Jones. One Brother-in-Law: Alex Alexander of Biloxi, MS. Brother George also leaves behind a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, and friends. The Strong Family would also like to acknowledge and special thank you to all of the nursing staff at VA Hospital as well as the excellent team of doctors and nurses at Keesler AFB Hospital for their professionalism and courtesy during my father�s care. God bless you all. Services will be held at Greater Grace Apostolic Assembly Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour before. The family of Mr. George E. Strong has entrusted his care to the caring staff of Richmond-August Funeral Home.