To friends, Tisa Michelle Strickland was â€śpreciousâ€ť and â€śa wonderful motherâ€ť to her 13-month-old daughter, Payton Michelle Dellinger.
â€śShe was just a wonderful, happy-go-lucky kind of person,â€ť said Chastity McRee, owner of Brookwood Family Restaurant in Maiden. â€śShe had an air about her that she was just full of life, and she loved her little girl.â€ť
Fred T. Foard junior catcher Mackenzie Dziendziel remains a mainstay for her team defensively, offensively and emotionally.
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