Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Monica Lynn Skinner

January 12, 1955December 3, 2019
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Monica Lynn Skinner, 64, a lifelong resident of Fort Smith, passed from this life December 3, 2019. She was born January 12, 1955 in Fort Smith to the late Perry and Shirley Orsbun Gammill. Monica worked as Dr. Southerland’s assistant in his chiropractic clinic and was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle.

Monica enjoyed cooking, and loved looking for the next best find in an antique shop or garage sale. But her passion was spending time with her family.

Monica is survived by her husband of 35 years, Johnny Skinner; her sons, Brent Albertson, and Steve and Mike Skinner; two brothers, Douglas and his wife Dianne and Rodney and his wife Victoria; and her brother-in-law, Tim Skinner and his wife Amy; as well as twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a granddaughter, Tara Albertson.

Funeral services will be at 1:00pm Monday December 9, 2019 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. The family will greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00pm Sunday December 8, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 9, 2019


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Barry Southerland

December 7, 2019

Monica and I worked together for many years. She was not only an outstanding assistant but a wonderful lifelong friend.

Patricia Irvin

December 7, 2019

I just want to say I’m so very for the loss of your Wife, Mother Grand Mother and Sister RIP Monica.

Linda Lee

December 7, 2019

Monica was the sweetest cousin you could imagine. She was three days older than me so we were very close. We played together at family gatherings and went on dates together as we got older. I will miss you sweet girl. There is a big hole in my heart without you. Carol

Erin Albertson

December 7, 2019

I remember Monica being the best mother-in-law anyone could ask for. She was kind and wise. We could talk for hours about family and fun. She had so much love for God and her family. She set a wonderful example and always tried to be positive. I learned a lot from her and will never forget her. I always loved how beautiful she made the house as Christmas. Beautiful tree and decor all over the house. I loved family gatherings out at her place too. She was so kind when we lost Tara and I am proud she will get to be there with her now. Much love and Condolences to everyone. Heaven has gained another sweet angel.

Amy Love

December 7, 2019

Monica, I loved how I could talk to you, Aunt Di, and Nanny about anything. You treated me like the daughter you never had and you my their mother. I will forever love you

Brent Albertson

December 7, 2019

I remember the love my mom had for me.
How beautiful she was, and how I would get mad at guys for stretching his neck to look at her.
I remember when we would turn up the radio and she would dance the day away. She loved music that made her dance.
I remember how she loved trying on clothes and feeling pretty.
I remember how happy John made her.
She loved visiting with family.
I could talk all day about my mom. She’s a great person.

Alyssa says she loved playing trouble and musical chairs with her.

David says he loved having tea parties with her and nanny.

Alex says he loved how nice she was.

Haley says she loved how she would play with her.

Logan can’t talk yet, but they both made each other smile a lot.

Most of all, I remember how much she loved the Lord.