OBITUARY

Frances Lucille (Fulwood) Skipper

August 28, 1919April 5, 2019
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Frances Lucille Fulwood Skipper, age 99 of Shallotte, NC, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Lucille was born in Shallotte August 28, 1919 to the late Henry Manley and Sarah Eliza Frink Fulwood. She was a master seamstress, and worked for Shallotte Dry Cleaners 23 years. She was a member of the 1939 graduating class of Shallotte High School, and the oldest living member of Old Shallotte Baptist Church. She loved singing in the choir, and taught many years in Vacation Bible School and Sunday School, picking up children along the way, before there was a church bus. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting, and made many of her girls' dresses, plus afghans and quilts for her children and grandchildren. She loved babies and children–hers and everybody else's. She was an excellent gardener–growing and canning vegetables and making pickles, and was a great cook–most famous for her banana cake, which will really be missed at family reunions. She excelled at finding just the right spot for her flowering plants, and enjoyed wild flowers and birds in the springtime. She was an aspiring artist and could play the guitar. She loved to read, and kept her mind sharp until the very end, working word puzzles and watching game shows every day. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Wayland Elwood Skipper; two sisters, Geneva Pearl Hewett (Curtis) and Lena O. McLamb (Aaron); two brothers, Henry Manley Fulwood (Marion) and John Rudolph Fulwood; and a son-in-law, Robert B. Stanley, Sr. She is survived by three loving daughters, Carolyn S. Strickland of Wilmington, NC; Barbara S. Stanley of Shallotte, NC; Gail Skipper and fiance´ Chris Heath of Shallotte; grandsons, William R. “Billy” Stanley, Brandon Lee Stanley, (Haley Hall); one great-grandson, Rhett Douglas Stanley (Brittany); three step-grandsons, Bobby Stanley, Bert Stanley and Farren Stanley; a step-granddaughter, Jill Strickland Allman; a sister-in-law, Eulalia A. Fulwood of Ocean Isle Beach; a brother-in-law, Cecil Gurkin of Whiteville, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to visit with the family Sunday, April 7, 2019, 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at White Funeral Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel, 603 Ocean Highway E, Bolivia, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm Monday, April 8, 2019 at Old Shallotte Baptist Church with the Reverend Rory Thigpen and Dr. Slade W. Skipper officiating. Interment will follow in Mintz Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Billy Stanley, Brandon Stanley, Rhett Stanley, Jerry Fulwood, Dennis Fulwood and Chris Heath. Online condolences may be made to www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel

Services

  • Family Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2019
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Frances Lucille (Fulwood) Skipper

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Kathy Porter

April 16, 2019

I only met Lucille a few years ago. One memory I would like to share is about a time when Lucille was staying with Carolyn and I went there to try on some dresses for a party I was going to. Lucille was the audience for the fashion show and let me know what she thought of each dress and helped me pick the right one. Afterwards we worked on some puzzles from the newspaper. She was very clever, and beautiful too! I know you all will miss her.
I'm very sorry for your loss.

Linda Rudick

April 8, 2019

Barbara, You have my sympathy in the passing of your beautiful mother. I remember her attending some meetings with you, perfectly dressed and coiffed well into her eighties and nineties. You, your sisters, and family have my condolences.

barbara howerton

April 6, 2019

Mrs. Skipper was such a beautiful person, so sweet and kind. She loved and was loved so much by her family. She will be truly missed by all.

Faye Redwine Rhodes

April 6, 2019

So sorry to hear about Lucille. She was a sweet neighbor and I enjoyed her and Whalen so much when around them.She will be missed but you have so many memories of such a beautiful person inside and out. May God heal the void she leaves behind and we will be praying for the family. Bobby and Faye Rhodes

Linda Cheers Callender

April 6, 2019

Mrs. Lucille was such a sweet lady. She always had a smile on her face. Carolyn, Barbara, and Gail, thank you for sharing her with us. I know you will miss her!

Cynthia Briley

April 6, 2019

Sorry for your loss! Mrs Lucille lived a long fruitful life! She was a wonderful, sweet kind and loving person! You all will have a lot of good memories! She will be missed by all who knew her! I loved Mrs Lucille! She and I shared the same birthday August 28th. Have thought of her often. She altered my wedding dress that I wore at my wedding 35 years ago! I will always think of her on my birthday! Sending my love and prayers for her family! Can’t be with you in person but I am with you in spirit and in my thoughts!

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