Lillie Frances Strickland DeLoach Skinner

Lillie Frances Strickland DeLoach Skinner, 83, of Blackshear, passed away late Friday night, September 11, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross, following an extended illness. 

Born January 9, 1937 in Blackshear, she was a daughter of the late Willie Lawton “W.L.” and Lourennie Tomberlin Strickland. She lived most of her life in Pierce County, had worked at People’s Bank in Blackshear for several years but was retired as the Pierce County 4-H Program Coordinator. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray DeLoach; four sisters, Ellen Howard, Vandilla Griffin, Lou Thomas and Mary Rigdon and five brothers, M.H. Strickland, Quitman Strickland, J.T. Strickland, David Strickland and W.O. Strickland. 

Survivors include her husband, Emory Skinner, Blackshear; two children, Mike DeLoach, Blackshear and Vicki Paden, Kingsland; four grandchildren, Dustin Bennett (wife Sara), Woodbine, Tori Paden (Justin Stewart), Jacksonville Beach, FL and Justin DeLoach (Kim Gill) and McCray DeLoach, all of Blackshear; three great-grandchildren and another expected soon, Reese DeLoach, Blackshear, and Reese Bennett and William Johnson, both of Woodbine; four step-children, Joe (Janice), Pat, Kelly and Michael and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 14, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, from the First Baptist Church in Blackshear.

Interment will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery. 

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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