Jesse L. Strickland Jr. born August 3, 1939 and never met a stranger. He is survived by his longtime partner Ken Taylor, of 55 years. Jesse is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He is home with God now and his family is waiting for him. Visiting hours will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:30 am until graveside services at 12:30 pm in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.