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Shirley Butler Skinner, 91, of Lake Gaston left this world to join her beloved husband, Sterling on August 22, 2022 wrapped in the everlasting love of her family.

She was born August 15, 1931 in Bladen County, North Carolina to Bert and Martha Gause Butler.  In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Sterling Warren Skinner,Sr.

Shirley embraced life every day and often spoke of her fortunate life. She was a loving wife, great mom and exceptional grandmother.  Family (especially the "little ones") and friends were the joy of her life.  She was always positive, loving, giving and grateful. The memories, the stories and the love will be shared with generations to come.

Remembering and cherishing Shirley is her daughter, Rhonda Baker and son, Warren Skinner and wife Joanne, as well as four granddaughters and seven great grandchildren: Kristie Trembulak and husband Jay with daughters Johanna and Laney:  Stephanie Saylor and husband Drew with sons Cullen and Kyle and daughter Lily: Lauren Cosgrave and husband Sean with daughters Nora and Claire: Courtney Baker Gisriel and husband Patrick.   She leaves two sisters, Lucille Adcox and Cynthia Ladlee, in-laws, dear nieces, nephews, extended family and great friends that have enriched her life.

A celebration of life for Shirley and Sterling will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Lake Gaston Lions Club, 139 Stanley Road, Henrico, NC. 27842 (time to be determined).

The online guest register may be signed at hockadayfs.com

Cremation arrangements provided by Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service in Roanoke Rapids.