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St. Martinville - A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 29, 2021, at Union Baptist Church in St. Martinville for David "Keyo" Skipper, 55, who passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Iberia Medical Center.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in St. Martinville from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday, and, continue on Monday at Union Baptist Church from 8:00 am until 10:30 am.
Rev. Darren Benoit will officiate at the Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Union Baptist Cemetery in St. Martinville.
David Wayne Skipper better known as Keyo was a kind and gentle soul who will be remembered with kind thoughts of his good will along with his colorful personality. While few knew David we all knew Keyo. A unique personality capped off with a larger than life heart. In life he only wanted to bring joy in his own way to everybody he knew. It was evident in the effort he gave when washing cars and the presence he presented when walking into a room. We should be so lucky as to have a soul as pure as his but at least we got a chance to witness the love, life, and laughter that he embodied. David Wayne aka Keyo Skipper is somewhere making others laugh and that's the memory of him we should cherish going forward.
He is survived by daughters, Desiree Skipper, Jasmine Robertson and Ashlynn Turpeau; son, Mason Turpeau; mother, Shirley Skipper; brothers, Donald Skipper (Nancy), Todd Skipper and Theodore Skipper (Angela); sisters, Sherrydean Hill and Shelley Bourda (Louis); and grandchild, Jaylen Cobbs.
He was preceded in death by father, Sherry Joseph Skipper; paternal grandfather, Clarence Skipper, Sr.; paternal grandmother, Albertine Skipper; maternal grandmother, Florita Polite; and maternal grandfather, Muller Polite.
Pallbearers will be Bernard Mitchell, Jr., Marlon Gardner, Reginald Ebow, Reginald Hill, Jr., Brian Hill and Calvin Ledet.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Skipper, Todd Skipper, Theodore Skipper, Donte' Bourda, Dominic Bourda and Clarence Skipper, Sr.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
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