Sharon Ann Skinner

Sharon Ann Skinner, 65, while resting in her home on Lake Norrell and surrounded by her loved ones, was gently embraced by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and welcomed into the Kingdom of God at 7:20 a.m. on June 19, 2013. 
Sharon was born on Feb. 12, 1948, in Little Rock to her parents, Robbie Wilba Sawyer and Vera Virginia Barnhart.
She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and the Lake Norrell Association. She was the “roving reporter” of the Lake Norrell Newsletter, Swap and Shop creator and coordinator and longtime owner and operator of Sharon’s Home Cooking, a diner in downtown Benton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robbie Wilba Sawyer.
Sharon is survived by her spouse, Richard “Rick” Brant of Lake Norrell; her daughters, Tonya Michelle Fair and husband Rick of Rogers and Tracey Raneigh Johnson of Lake Norrell; her mother, Vera Virginia Sawyer of Little Rock; a brother, Robbie Wayne Sawyer of Lake Norrell; a sister, Brenda Epnett and husband Louis of Sheridan; four grandchildren, Tara, Chelsea, Kayla and Amber; six great-grandchildren, Bradyn,Amara, Skyler, Izzabelle, Jaxson and Karsyn as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends, all who loved her dearly and will miss her always.
Visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church located in the Lake Norrell community. This will be followed by a funeral service at noon.
Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel. For more information, call 501-778-7100.
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