Myrtie Mae Skeeter

Published 9:32 pm Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SUFFOLK — Myrtie Mae Skeeter, 86, of Suffolk, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in her home surrounded by great love and care. Born Feb. 12, 1928, Myrtie Mae was the third sibling of five children to the late Claude Sr. and Alma Gill Skeeter. Myrtie was preceded in death by two children, Calvin Skeeter and Sylvonnia Lee.



She attended the Suffolk Public Schools. She retired from the service industry. At an early age, she joined Mt. Ararat Christian Church, where she was a former member of the Women’s Fellowship Ministry and the Senior Choir. She was a member of the Mt. Ararat Missionary Lodge No. 1.

She leaves to cherish her memory 11 children, Leandrey Mason (Jethro), Alma Barber (Ronnie), Quay Sawyer, Durmand, Frederick Jr., Howard (Marilyn), Jerome Sr. (Barbara), Nathaniel (Linda), Theodore, Phillip Skeeter and Michael Everett; son-in-law, Clarence Lee; a special granddaughter, Raushanah Skeeter; two stepsisters, Mary Alston and Ruby Blizzard; 27 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Florine Skeeter and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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A service to celebrate her life will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Mt. Ararat Christian Church in Suffolk, conducted by Dr. H. Harvey Murrill, pastor. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at