Jeannette J. Skinner
Keysville, GA – Fannie Jeannette Johnson Skinner, 78, entered into rest early Friday morning, November 8, 2013 at her daughter’s residence in Beech Island SC. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, November 10, 2013 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Keysville UMC Cemetery.
One of eight children born to the late Fannie and Samuel Johnson, Jeannette graduated from Wrens High School and lived in this area all of her life. She retired after 31 yrs of service from Gracewood State School and Hospital. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading, cooking, and most of all shopping and eating out afterwards. Jeannette was a loving sister and devoted mother who loved her family unconditionally. This precious lady had a caring spirit, compassionate heart and a strong faith that sustained her through her last two years of health problems and struggles.
Jeannette is also preceded in death by her son, David Skinner; and her siblings, David Johnson, Judson Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson. Survivors include her children, Deborah S. Cicchetto (Frank), Janet S. Brown (Wayne) and Lane Skinner; four siblings, Ruth Templeton, Nell Reynolds (George), Jack Johnson and Billy Johnson; seven grandchildren, Tricia Skinner, Stephanie Skinner, Miranda Williams (Jeff), Thomas Glabas, Jessica Morand, Michael Guzik and Julie Ann Guzik; 6 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers will be Ian Howard, Marcus Howard, Mark Howard, Kenneth Johnson, Phil Johnson and Steve Shelton.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM this evening, Saturday, November 9, 2013 at James Funeral Home.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Jeannette’s special niece, Frances Shelton, for her loving support and care, especially over the last two years.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much—
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now—He set me free.