Graveside services for Mildred Louise Smith Skelton, 98, of Bartlett, TN, and formerly of Leland will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Boone Funeral Home, Leland. She died on Saturday, October 7, 2023, in Cordova, TN.
Mildred was born in Louisville, KY where she graduated from Ursuline Academy. In the early 1950’s she moved to Leland, MS where she raised her children. She worked at Demco and Vlasic in Greenville and managed Value Mart in Leland. Mildred was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church in Leland. She moved to Bartlett, TN to be close to her daughter due to ill health. She loved to garden and attend to her roses.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Sykes (Jerry, deceased); two sons, John Vernon Skelton (Betty Lynn, deceased) and Ronald Skelton (Teresa); and a sister, Kathleen Sullivan of Louisville, KY. She had 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.