Michael Gene "Mike" Skipper, 57, of Winnabow, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013.

Born in Wilmington on December 12, 1955, he was a son of the late Gerald Wray and Shirley "Gene" Durden Skipper. He was a former volunteer with Leland Rescue Squad for many years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed singing and playing guitar.

Surviving are his wife, Susan "Lynne" Stokley Skipper; Nana, EvelynStokley; three children, Michael Greggory Skipper (Lori), Charity Kerrigan (Terry) all of Leland, Christinia Smith (Adam) of Ocean Isle Beach; three brothers; and 8 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday at Prosper Baptist Church, Delco, with Pastor Bobby Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Prosper Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Living Word Full Gospel Fellowship; Mike Skipper Memorial Offering; 440 Horn Road; Wilmington, NC 28412

Please share memories and condolences to the family at www.wilmingtoncares.com

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013