Charles Skipwith was born in Columbus, Mississippi to Sylvia Jones (Skipwith) on March 30, 1944.
Charles retired from Kroger bakery after 20 years of service. He then ran his own construction business for over 20 years. He was also known as the "Watermelon Man". Charles loved to work and travel. He also loved fishing and eating rabbit. Charles symbolized his dedication to Jehovah on February 14, 1994. He loved to tell people about his God, Jehovah. He preached to many people and medical professionals at the dialysis clinic and hospitals, making known Jehovah's name to all that would listen. Charles faithfully served as a Ministerial Servant at Forest Manor Congregation for years.
Charles was united in marriage to Debra Troupe on November 17, 2007 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Charles proved to be a loving husband and they were happily married for almost 11 years. During these 11 years, Debra was lovingly by his side night and day. They were a truly beautiful couple and an excellent example of the blessings Jehovah provides when you keep him first in your marriage.
Charles Skipwith went to sleep in death on September 7, 2018 at 1:19pm. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Jones, son, Charles Cortez Skipwith, sister, Shirley Jones, and his brother, Henry Jones Jr. "Lil Man". He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Debra; father, Nathaniel Stansberry; children, Rodney Skipwith (Teresa), Jennifer Osborn, Christina Reniece Skipwith, and Kimberly Ann Herron (Daniel);
step children, Sabrina, Kimyada Flemings (Frederick), Desmond Troupe, Elvis Troupe Jr. (Amanda); grandchildren, Monica Skipwith, Brittany Skipwith, Marissa Skipwith, Cortez Jacobs, Lilah Ann Herron;
step grandchildren, Mitchell Benson IV, Miles Benson, Elbony & Elana Ratliff, Emari Flemings, Jada Troupe, Dustin Troupe, William Troupe, Mya Troupe, and one great grandchild, Avery Carey.
Also surviving his memory are his siblings, Queenie Esther Howard (Barron), Jacqueline V. Williams (Charles), Billy Earl Jones (Tina), Roger Johnson (Mary), Jerry Johnson, Sylvester Jones, Ronnie Jones, Kim Jones, Dr. Kenny Jones, Rubbie Johnson (Roosevelt), Nathaniel Stansberry III (Mildred), Hiawatha Stansberry (Marcella), Natalie Stansberry, and Mark Stansberry (Michelle); aunts, Betsy Burger and Doris Jean Jackson; uncles, Leon Skipwith Jr. (Emily), Burt Skipwith (Annie); a dear cousin whom he named, Connie Skipwith; a host of nieces, nephews, and loving relatives and friends. Service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 visitation is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm with service to immediately follow.
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