Shelah Fern Skillern, age 73, of Alexander formerly of Lonoke, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on March 1, 1947 to the late Rev. Luther Clifford Hopper and Minnie Marie Goldschmidt-Hopper.
Shelah leaves behind to cherish her memories her two children; Jared Skillern of Lonoke and Jennifer Elmore and her fiancé Patrick Johnson of Alexander, two grandsons; Mitchell Elmore and David Johnson.
Shelah was a very loving Mother, Grandmother and friend to many. She was a Baptist by faith and attended Mountain View Missionary Baptist in Benton. Shelah spent many hours sewing and making all kinds of things to donate to the Women’s shelters, Boys and Girls Clubs and many other non-profits. She had a true servant’s heart and will be missed by all that knew her.
Graveside services will be held at 3 P.M. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery 1590 US-70 in Lonoke Arkansas, 72086. A time of visitation will be held 1- hour prior to the service at the cemetery.
In light of the current health concerns, Shelah’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, all guests over age 10 must wear a face covering to attend and social distancing guidelines will be in place.
Services are under the direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.