Annie Mae Skipper

August 29, 1921 - February 13, 2012
Annie Mae Skipper

Annie Mae Skipper, 90 of Wilmington passed away Monday, February 13, 2012.

She was born in Columbus County, NC on August 29, 1921. Her parents were the late John and Sally Odom. She was the widow of E. J. Skipper, Jr., and was preceded in death by a sister, Tiny Odom.

She was a life-long member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was retired from France Neckware after over 40 years of service. She later worked at Sams Club.

Annie is survived by one son, Charles Skipper and wife Linda, and one daughter, Dian Workman; six grandchildren, David Hursey, Jr., Donna Rushing, Chad Skipper, Kevin Skipper, Brigitte Sheppard, and Lori Frazier; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sister Elizabeth Wadsworth, and one brother, D.T. Long.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the graveside in Oleander Memorial Gardens by Pastor James Utley.

The family will receive friends and family following the service at son’s residence at 413 Camway Drive, Wilmington, NC.

The family is thankful for all of the loving care she was given by the staff at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

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  • February 15, 2012
    David C.Wade says:
    Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you at this time. Sincerely, David and Cindy Wade Wesley Memorial UMC

  • February 15, 2012
    Coral Chambless says:
    Charles and Dian, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was only in my life a short time, and in yours a while, but we are blessed to have had her in our lives at all. She was a wonderful, caring, and loving person. I am going to miss her beautiful smile, and that vibrant glow on her face every time i saw her. I feel honored that i was able to meet such a wonderful and spirited person, and have her a part of my family. Thank you for letting her, and her loving family be apart of my memories.. Love and Prayers, Coral Chambless

  • February 15, 2012
    Bonnie Marrero says:
    She was a remarkable woman. She and my mother Louise Larkins were best friends, or should I say more like sisters, for more than 40 years. Annie Mae and my mother would call each other everyday. They were like "soul mates" if that is possible among two freinds. The times that I saw Annie Mae she was kind and loving. My mother is at a loss without her but knows she has gone to a better place. Love you Annie Mae. May you rest in peace at last.

  • February 15, 2012
    Lanene Holder says:
    To the Skipper Family and Diane Workman Family, Words are so inadequate at this time, my heart is so full of all the memories of talking about God and praying for our families; also remembering the times when we grew up with our mothers and Fathers.I was so blessed to have known Mrs. Skipper, she enriched my life with words of wisdom and encouragement. This will be a new beginning for her and for you children. She is beginning a new life in Heaven, and you children will begin a new life without her; but having the assurance of Knowing Christ that someday you will all be together again. -Lanene Holder

  • February 16, 2012
    Pauline says:
    Dear Dian, I am thinking of you during this time of sorrow for the death of your Mother. I am sorry that it is dreary, cold and rainy today for your Mother's graveside service. Know that I am with you in spirit even though I cannot be there for you in person. I am so happy that I was able to give your Mother one last hug a few days before she died. I will always cherish the pretty ceramic pink angel that she made for me. Love you Dian. Love, Pauline and Neal