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1943 - 2021


Becky Lavern Skipper, age 77 passed away near midnight Friday, April 9, 2021  surrounded by her family.  She was born September 6, 1943 in DeFuniak Springs the daughter of James Edward "Pete" Mitchem and Lillian Nelson Mitchem. After graduation from Walton High School (1960) at age 16, she began a 42-year career with Civil Service.  In 1999,  she retired from U.S. Customs, Orlando, Florida as a Supervisory Customs Inspection Officer.  She loved her job and was well-known to be one of the first females to enter this career field.  She traveled extensively in her job and was assigned to the United Nation's relief effort during the Serbia War.  She was stationed in Sofia, Bulgaria and traveled through the Baltic States and Turkey.   Her retirement days consisted of gardening, cooking/baking, taking care of animals, shopping, and spending quality time with her family.  She was an exceptionally hard-working and kind person.
Becky faced death from colon cancer with courage and faith and will be missed but not forgotten.  She is predeceased in death by her father.

Among survivors are her  loving  mother, Lillian Nelson Mitchem, her brothers Lonnie and wife Sandra; Tommy  (Tuffy) Mitchem, Sr. and wife Donna; and Robert (Tinker) Mitchem along with  her special nephew Tommy (Bubba) Mitchem, Jr., his son Connor Mitchem,  and  her niece Kimberly (Grace)  Nelson.

 A Celebration of Life for family  and friends will be held at a later date.  Friends and family may go on line to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest register at jerryevansfuneralhome.com

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April 17, 2021 7:26 AM

Prayers to the family

Rick Sutton

April 14, 2021 6:46 AM

Tuffy and Tommy Jr., I am so sorry to hear of you sister and aunt's passing. I know you will miss her very much. You and your family will
be in my thoughts and prayers. 
God Bless You

Michael Burgess

April 13, 2021 8:46 AM

Very sweet lady so sorry for family's loss.

Mac Work

April 12, 2021 8:19 PM

A very good employee.

Hilda Coursey

April 12, 2021 3:06 PM

It was my privilege to teach Becky (Laverne) in her senior year at Walton High School. Although I saw her only a few times since then, I remember her as a conscientious, dedicated student and worker. She was the kind you knew would go far in her career. And she truly did. My prayers are with her family. Knowing her was a blessing

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