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Shirley Skelton Luker

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   Mrs. Shirley Skelton Luker was born in Wayne County TN on February 3, 1942, to the late Arthur and Nettie Carroll Skelton. Mrs. Luker was united in marriage to her late husband Glen Luker in 1959 and remained married until his passing on May 6, 2006. She was a lifelong Wayne County resident, spending over thirty years serving the public as a renowned cosmetologist at Shirleys Cut and Curl in Waynesboro. She loved working with the public, taking a personal interest in all the customers she served over the years. Especially since her retirement, she enjoyed spending her time tending her flower garden, vegetable garden, and keeping her lawn. She was of the Methodist faith and above all made serving the Lord one of her top priorities. The sunset on her life was May 6, 2024, at Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro, TN, making her stay on this earth some 82 years, 3 months and 3 days.

   She is survived by her daughter, Jonia Boston and husband Jerry of Waynesboro, TN; brother, Paul Skelton and wife Jennette of Waynesboro, TN, Edgar Skelton and wife Lottie of MI, and sister Roberta Rochell of Waynesboro, TN; grandchildren, Damien Skelton and wife Taylor, Daniel Skelton and wife Jessicca, Shannon Scheri, Jenny White and husband John Paul; great-grandchildren, Macie Skelton, Rachel Massey, Neely Scheri, Anna Scheri, Thomas Scheri, John White, Jack White, and Juliana White; companion and close friend for over 17 years, David Brown of Clifton, TN.

   In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Andy Horton; brothers, Eddie Skelton, Mack Skelton, Walter Skelton, Wilie Skelton, Hershel Skelton, and Franklin Skelton; sisters, Peggy Garrison, Bulah Mathis, Lydia Clayton, and Margaret Carroll.

   Services were held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Bates-Love Funeral and Cremation, LLC chapel at 2:00 pm with N.J. Pope officiating Committal service and burial was at the Waynesboro Memorial Gardens.

   Visitation was held on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 12:00 pm until service time at Bates-Love Funeral and Cremation, LLC chapel.

   Those honored to serve as pallbearers included Chad Gobbell, Dave Mathis, Ethan Holt, Ronnie Skelton, Tim Skelton, Jeff Mathis, and honorary pallbearer Andrew Butler.

   Bates-Love Funeral and Cremation, LLC is honored to serve the family. 

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