Skinner, Beverly Roberson

Monday, May 13, 2019
Beverly Roberson Skinner, 63, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church. She was previously employed with Silver Angels as a home healthcare provider for many years, and she truly felt that was “her calling” in this life. She enjoyed gardening, spending time outside by the pool and being with family and friends. She was a loving and devoted sister, mother and grandmother, that will be truly missed by all who knew her. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Dale & Lavaughn Roberson.

Survivors include her daughter & son-in-law, Melissa & Chad Taylor; brother & sister-in-law, Mark & Susan Roberson; sister & brother-in-law, Sandy & Tom Lowe; partner, Tim Smith; three grandchildren, Breanna Taylor, Graceson O’Rear and Josh Smith; and numerous extended family & friends.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel, with Daniel Barber officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. 

Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.

Terry, Dennis Day

Blackburn, Billy Edward

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