Willa Mae Pete Skipper

November 25, 1945February 8, 2019

Graveside services for Willa Mae Pete Skipper will be held at 10:00 am Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville. Mrs. Skipper will be laid to rest with her husband Harry.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home in St. Martinville on Monday from 8:00 am until 10:00 am.

Mrs. Skipper was born November 25, 1945 in Breaux Bridge to the late Audry Pete and the late Melba Clement Pete. She passed away peacefully Friday February 8, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 73.

Willa Mae was the epitome of the word Mother. She had a caring and loving heart and would help anyone in need, often giving to others before helping herself. She enjoyed spending time with her church family, and was known for baking some of the best sweet dough pies around. As well as being the matriarch and homemaker, Mrs. Skipper worked with Martin Mills and later as a home aide caring for the sick and elderly. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Skipper is survived by her children, Bridget S. Savoy and husband Dennis Savoy, Colette S. Joseph and husband Stanford Joseph, Roderick Skipper, Tamara Skipper, Jermaine Skipper and wife Shysha L. Skipper, Jamie Skipper and wife Natalie P. Skipper and Crandall Skipper; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her sisters, Virgie Pete and Shirley Mouton.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Skipper, Sr.; her son, Harry Skipper, Jr.; and her brothers, Donald and Milton Pete.

Members of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.


  • Bridget S. Savoy & Dennis, Daughter
  • Colette S. Joseph & Stanford, Daughter
  • Roderick Skipper, Son
  • Tamara Skipper, Daughter
  • Jermaine Skipper & Shysha, Son
  • Jamie Skipper & Natalie, Son
  • Crandall Skipper, Son
  • Virgie Pete, Sister
  • Shirley Mouton, Sister
  • Harry Skipper Sr., Husband
  • Harry Skipper Jr., Son
  • Melba Clement Pete, Mother
  • Audry Pete, Father
  • Donald Pete, Brother
  • Milton Pete, Brother
  • A host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 11, 2019

Willa Mae Pete Skipper

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Casalina Nady

February 11, 2019

Sending my prayers and my condolences to the Family, and her many Friends. I knew Ms Willie Mae since a young child, we lived next door. I would peep out at her and her kids. She would tell me hello, then I would run back into the house. Later on in life we worked together. So we shared lots of happy times, and a few sad ones. She never complained about anything. I will miss her dearly. She help me through a lot. On weekend we drank coffee. We learn how to work on computers together . Share Spiritual Songs. Even after I moved to Dallas, we still kept up. I would go visit her when I came down, and we chat as always. I’m sorry I could not be there to say my Good Byes. She’ll always be in my heart. She is my Angel. Rest Well my Friend, rest well.😢💔

Norma Nicholas/Alexander

February 10, 2019

There's a lot I can say about this beautiful lady growing up it was a treat when we got to spend the day with her and family R.I.P

Amy Borel

February 10, 2019

I thank God everyday that Willie entered our lives so many years ago. Thanks for the Beautiful memories. Our prayers are with the whole family at this difficult time.

Anne Theriot

February 9, 2019

Willie - You will be missed - Florida

The Viator’s

February 9, 2019

Jody, Anne & Joshua Theriot

February 9, 2019

To the Skipper family,

Wille Mae was such a blessing to our family- She took such good care of my grandfather and became great friends with my mother. She had a heart of gold and faith that was beautiful to behold. To know her was to love her- May the Angels and Lil Harry welcome her into paradise.

Joyce Flynn

February 9, 2019

Sometimes it's difficult to see God's bigger picture. The lost of a mother is losing a part of you. May you find strength, comfort and peace as you move forward with your loved one in your heart. The beauty of prayer helps us to heal.


Mr & Mrs Skipper Landry and family