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 and married Barrett Walker of Ranger.
They owned and 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 burial at Memorial Park Cemetery
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.