Joanne Skeeter Myrick

Published 9:33 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Joanne Skeeter Myrick, 57, of 32347 Rochelle Swamp Road, Newsoms, transitioned on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Josephine Skeeter and Claude Skeeter Jr.

She was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School. She was an order processor for QVC Inc. for 20 years until her health failed her. At an early age, she joined Mt. Ararat Christian Church.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Melvin Myrick, of Newsoms; daughter, Tamika C. Demiel, of Suffolk; stepson, Mauriel Turner, of Sedley; sister, Rosemary Skeeter, of Portsmouth; sister-in-law, Phyllis Rollins, of Newsoms; three brothers, Anthony L. Skeeter (Mary Jane), of Indianapolis, Ind., Larry Skeeter and Claude E. Skeeter, of Suffolk; brothers-in-law, Leroy Myrick, Stanley Myrick (Jacqueline), Wayne Myrick and Bruce Myrick (Deana), all of Newsoms; mother-in-law, Mary Myrick; aunt, Florine Skeeter, of Suffolk, Janet Riddick, of New York, Elnora Tranum, of New York, and Irene Lundry, of Suffolk; uncle, Frank Skeeter, of Suffolk, nieces, Cicily Nicole Skeeter, of Portsmouth, Kaylyn Skeeter, London Skeeter and Joselyn Skeeter, all of Suffolk; great-niece, Tynaeja Davis, of Portsmouth; great-nephew, Rae’Quon Davis, of Portsmouth; and a host of family and friends.

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A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Mt. Ararat Christian Church, 1860 Airport Road, Suffolk. The Rev. Dr. George E. Smith of True Gospel Christian Church will deliver the eulogy. She will be laid to rest in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Condolences to the Skeeter-Myrick family may be extended to Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.