On Friday, August 2, 2019, the Angel of Eternal life visited James Edward Strong Sr, at his place of residence in Lutcher, La. and said "The time of your departure is at hand". Knowing his loving wife and Heavenly Father was awaiting him, he quietly departed this life for eternal life at the well-seasoned age of 85.\nHe was the husband of the late Barbara Curtis Strong, of Lutcher, La. and the proud father of Dion (Christopher) Stewart, Ponchatoula La. and James Strong Jr. (Lutcher, La.) Also survived by his loving grandchildren Darwin (Melissa) Strong, Amber Knight, DeChris Strong, Kayla Stewart, James Jeffery, LaShonda and Kavonia (Mario) Strong; thirteen great-grandchildren, brother-in-law of Margaret Curtis Allen, Laplace, La, son of the late James H and Verda Buffington Strong, brother of the late Mrs. Thelma Eldridge and Mrs. Velma Eldridge, Host of nieces, nephews, godchildren cousins and friends.\nHe served his family and country with a 20-year ranking as a Master Sargent in the United States Marines and with many honorary badges. Mr. Strong, aka "The Can Man" also proudly served his community. \nRelatives and friends of the family, pastors, officers and members of neighboring churches, Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner and Covington locations, are invited to attend services beginning with a public viewing on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Treasures of Life Center for Life Funeral services, 315 E. Airline Hwy, Gramercy, La 70052. Celebration service will be Saturday, August 10, 2019 for 10am at Life House Church, 3556 W. Airline Hwy, Reserve La. Pastor Stephen Aguillard: Senior Pastor. Visitation begins at 9am. Final care has been entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Hwy., Gramercy, LA 70052.\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!"