The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 3, 2017 at the St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, 227 Railroad Street, Marshallville, Georgia, where Rev. A. C. Willis, Sr. is pastor. Reverend Preston King, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Marshallville, Georgia, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Willow Lake Memorial Gardens, Willow Lake Road, Fort Valley, Georgia.
Jodie was born March 15, 1923 in Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia to the late Liza Cheney Harden and Edward Harden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Skinner Sr.; six children, Lewis Skinner, Jr., Annie Pearl Skinner, Geneva Skinner, Christine Skinner, Barbara Ann Knox, and Elizabeth Buckner; two siblings, Lilly Mae Harden, and ST Harden.
Jodie was a homemaker who loved and cared for her family. At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and went on and joined the band of Christian believers at Saint John A.M.E. Church in Marshallville, Georgia. Jodie was joined in Holy matrimony to the late Lewis Skinner, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memories: six children Annie Ruth Blue (Henry) Rochester, New York, Mary Rice, Martha Skinner, Mary Frances Brown (Richard), Joann Skinner, and Jerome Skinner (Gloria), all of Marshallville, Georgia; sisters-in-law Louise Jackson, Montezuma, Georgia, Juanita Solomon, Akron, Ohio, and Osie Lee Skinner, Fort Myers, Florida; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephew, cousins, and friends.