LILA MAY BRASHIER WALKER was the daughter of Colonel
Lionel Brashier & Chaney Lyons who moved to Ranger, TX
in 1906. She had a sister, Nancy Edna & four brothers,
Willie, Felton, Hayden and Flato who died as a child.
She was in the Ranger High School Class of 1927. Lila
married Barrett Walker of Ranger. They owned & operated
a furniture store in Cape Giradieu, MO, & later retired
to Florida. They had two daughters, Peggy Taylor of
Arlington and JoAnn Skelly of West Memphis, AR. Lila
May died in 1971 & Barrett died in 1988.
DAUGHTER: JOAN "JODY" WALKER SKELLEY, 86, passed
away in Jacksonville, FL at sunrise on Dec. 27, 2015
with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.
Born in Ranger, TX, Jody was raised by Barrett & Lila
Walker with her young sister, Peggy. The family moved
to Missouri to manage a furniture store. She played
college basketball and tennis and received a degree
in Elementary Ed and PE at SE Missouri State College.
She was an artist and her artwork adorned the walls
of our home. She met and married Jim Skelley in 1948
and became the wife of an FBI agent. While in New York
City they adopted a son and later gave birth to a
beautiful daughter before moving to Arkansas. Jody
was a devoted follower of Christ and lived her life
for Him. Her family was her life and even with her
physical limitations, Jody was strong and wise. She
wanted to know people by name and still had attention
to detail and style as she aged. She understood the
importance of loving and serving others.
Mrs. Skelley was preceded by her husband, Jim of 63
years and her daughter, Janet.
She leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, Bill
& Karen Skelley, her sister, Peg Taylor, 4 grandsons,
3 great-grand-daughters, 1 nephew, 1 niece, 2 great-
nephews and 1 great-niece.