Funeral services for Ila Mae McLeighton, 75, of Baxley, will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, March 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Omega Cemetery. Ila Mae passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Bacon County Hospital.
She was born February 4, 1943 in Appling County to the late Brotus L. and Irene Tharpe Skinner.
She and her late husband, George, started El-Shaddai Revival Worship Center in 1986 where they both served as pastors. She was a spiritual mother to many. She was a woman of faith that ministered on Facebook to many hungry people. She had a ready answer for people who were hurting and gave hope to many. No matter where she was she was ready to pray. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death her brothers, J.B. Skinner, Lenon Skinner and Albert Skinner; sister-in-law, Jewel Skinner; brother-in-law, Ed Dalton; and a granddaughter, Kara Nicole McLeighton
Survivors include her children, David McLeighton (Donna) of Reynolds, GA and Donna Darsey (Rickey) of Baxley; two grandchildren, Joshua and Sarah Darsey of Baxley; three sisters-in-law, Christine Skinner of Crescent, Shirley Skinner of Baxley and Cathy Dalton of Richmond Hill; numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Swain Funeral Home, Baxley, GA
Swain Funeral Home of Baxley is in charge of arrangements.