Anna Lee Skinner was born on November 13, 1933 in Unionville, MD to the late Beulah G. Wilkins and Bernard Richardson Kellum, Sr. Anna was called home on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center, She was 87.
Anna, had a wealth of family and friends. She was affectionately known to them as Lee, Anna Lee, Aunt Nee Nee, Aunt Anna Lee, Aunt Polly, Ms. Anna, Mommy, Mom-Mom, and lastly, her father's nick name for her...Tat.
Anna loved her family very much, in her early years she was deemed to be very responsible by her parents. When they went to work, she was often left in charge of her younger siblings J.B. & Doris. When they returned home, her sister Doris recalls their father saying "Tat" (which he fondly called her) What happened today!? She would reply "Daddy, I've got it all written down! That habit of writing things down lasted a lifetime, as her address books were full of little notes, phone numbers, and reminders of the days and years to come.. something we will always treasure.
She received her education from Talbot County Public Schools. On July 29, 1951 she married Leroy M. Skinner. To this union, they were blessed with 3 daughters, Yvonne, Wanda & Tonya. In addition to being a stay at home mom, Anna worked for Yale Sewing Factory, then in 1973, she went to work for Waverly Press. Anna retired from there in 1988, but not for long. She was given the opportunity to work from home for Waverly Press, who by that time was now known as Cadmus. After her tenure there, she worked part time for Rite Aid. The position she enjoyed the most was being a Volunteer Teacher's Aide at Easton Elementary School- Dobson Building. She loved working with the children and helping out whenever or however she was needed.
Anna loved the Lord, and she was active in the church. She attended St. Stephens A.M.E., Unionville MD , then, along with her husband Leroy & family, they became members of Deshields United Methodist Church Copperville, MD, which merged into St. Matthew U.M. Church in Longwoods MD. There she sang with the Deshields Gospel Choir, and at times The Royal Harmonizers, and the choir at St. Matthews as well. She had a beautiful Alto voice. She and Leroy loved to sing together.
Anna definitely had a green thumb. She took pride in making sure her garden was full of beautiful flowers and bushes. Anna was a true fashionista. She loved dressing up. She and Leroy would often color coordinate their outfits whenever they went out. She loved to sew, cook, and read her Star Democrat from front to back. For fun, she enjoyed Crossword puzzles, Chinese checkers, Dominoes, and Scrabble. Anna loved her family & friends very much and they definitely loved her.
In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death in 2012 by her husband Leroy M. Skinner, brother Bernard R. Kellum Jr, sister Ola Raisin, and a special nephew Dale Skinner.
She leaves to cherish fond memories her three daughters, Yvonne, Wanda and Tonya; 3 Grandchildren Carroll (Haley) GA, Takiya, (her Guardian Angel) & Brooke (to whom she would refer to as the love of Her Life) 9 Great Grandchildren, sister Doris Hynson (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) two brothers Robert C. Dill (Dansville, Va) and Michael Brown(Easton) a special niece Sylvia Jenkins, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.