Josephine Skipper
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Obituary of Josephine Johnson Skipper

Geneva Josephine “Jo” Johnson Skipper, 73, wife of Herbert McRoy Skipper, Jr. for 54 years, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in Johnston County, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5:30PM-8:30PM.  Funeral services, officiated by Rev. Larry Deeter, for both Mrs. Skipper and her husband, will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11AM at First Baptist Church. 

Born in Galivants Ferry, SC on April 3, 1945, she was a daughter of the late James Lee Johnson and Geneva Martin Johnson.  Mrs. Skipper was a member and deacon of Lakewood Baptist Church and was part owner in Regal Printing.  She was a graduate of the Winyah High School Class of 1962.   Mrs. Skipper was devoted to her family and friends and her greatest joy in life was the time spent with her children and grandchildren. She always had a smile on her face and her light filled any room.  She was a a servant of the Lord in every sense, always being the first to volunteer at Lakewood Baptist Church or visit anyone who was sick.  Her bright personality and loving spirit will be truly missed. 

Surviving are two sons, Kenny Skipper (Teressa) and Steven Skipper (Melody), all of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Grant Skipper, Adam Skipper, Jordan Skipper, and Hannah May Skipper, all of Georgetown; two step-grandchildren, Libby Taylor and Thomas Taylor of Georgetown; one sister, Bonnie Altman of Georgetown; one brother, Tommy Johnson (Marlene) of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Lakewood Baptist Church at 171 Lakewood Avenue, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at  Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843-527-4419).