Shirley Skiles

June 16, 1956 - April 30, 2015
Shirley Skiles

Shirley Davis Skiles, age 58, of Surf City passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born June 16, 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Gilbert T. Davis and Mary Ellen Davis. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, Stanley Skiles and sister, Sue Ennis.

Shirley was a free spirit and a caring person who enjoyed living near the beach and spending time with her family, friends and her sweet dog, Katie. Throughout her life she was dedicated to helping others with their sight as an optician.

Surviving are her sister, Sylvia Edwards and husband Alan; brother-in-law, Michael Ennis; nephew, Brian Ennis; great nephew, Jonah Ennis; and her extended family.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • May 04, 2015
    John Steve says:
    Sorry for your loss Sylvia. I didn't know your sister but through you I know she was a good person. God bless your family.

  • May 04, 2015
    Tony & Debbie Sylvia says:
    Sylvia - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My wife is currently under Hospice Care, so we know something about the journey you all have been on. God's Grace be with you all, now and always.

  • May 04, 2015
    Lisa Wells says:
    My deep sympathy to the family of Shirley. What a loving friend and co-worker she was. she will be truly miss. Lisa and Antonio

  • May 04, 2015
    Barbara Diab says:
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Shirley. I knew her and Stan from the Rec Hall/Crest days and also worked with both of them at the Pizza Hut. Shirley was such a classy, kind lady. My deepest sympathy. Barbara

  • May 04, 2015
    Libby Eubanks says:
    I am sorry for your loss. My sister lived beside Shirley for many years, and they were good friends and neighbors. She will surely be missed. I am glad that I got to met her.