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PHOTOS: Ellen Skelton laid to rest

Minister Ronnie Skelton

The late Ellen Benjamin-Skelton was officially laid to rest today, April 30.

The funeral service took place at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Huntums Ghut.

Benjamin-Skelton was the mother of Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton. She is described as one of the pillars of the Skelton Group of Companies.

Several residents attended the service to pay final respects to the late Skelton matriarch.

She died on April 17 at 96-year-old.

Claude Skelton-Cline who delivered the eulogy described her as a “saintly” and “true quintessential Caribbean woman” who took pleasure in helping others.


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  1. Peaches says:

    My sympathy to the Skelton family. There is no greater pain than the lost of a mother.

  2. SMH says:

    The Skelton family is one of love. I never saw so much tears at a funeral. I pray that all of you continue to love each other.

  3. A Traveler says:

    May her soul Rest in Peace and may God provide her family and friends with the peace and comfort they need in their time of sorrow. The Lord gives and he takes. Blessed be his wonderful name.

    • Myrna Fonseca Florida says:

      HOnourable Ronnie Skelton and family, I would like to extend my condolenses to the Skelton family, on behalf of My family and I. it was very sad to learn of the passing of your beloved mum I have known your parents since 1953 and always had a high respect for both of them. It isn’t much one could say at a time like this but I would like you all to know I would be thinking of you all , God is going to comfort each of you just take one day at a time. I wish the family all the best.
      MYrna Fonseca

  4. Heartbreaking says:

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family! Hailing from NY from your PHAM!! Blessings! From your Sistar

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