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Joanne Skipper Roney
  • Memorials may be made to the
  • National Kidney Foundation of SC
    508 Hampton St. Suite 200
    Columbia, SC 29201

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“I was so sorry to learn this. She was such a lovely lady. Praying for you. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Anne Hook - Mt Pleasant, SC

“At James Island Baptist Church, we were so very saddened to hear about Joanne's passing. What a sweet lady she was. I appreciated her support and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Warren - Charleston, SC

“Sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. Praying for peace and strength for family. Alice T Hilyer, JIBC ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about Mrs. Roney. Our condolences to the family. May She Rest In Peace. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Randy & Jan Collins - Lancaster, SC

“Annette and other family-From everything I read and knew of your mother I conclude she was an amazing woman and loved her family dearly. I am so...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Pat ~ - Ft. Mohave, AZ

“So very sorry for your loss. She was a very nice lady. Sending prayers. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Austin - Ladson, SC

“Tamara, We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. Please know that you and family are in our prayers. We love you and may God Bless. ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Bonnie saunders - Catawba, SC

“Annette, Tamara, and Dionne - For the past 30+ years your mom has held a place in my heart and my heart is hurting for each of you in your loss. She...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Annette Waters - Cumming, GA

“Annette, Tamara, and Dionne ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Annette Waters - Cumming, GA

“Joanne was the most gracious and graceful lady I have ever known, and I loved her dearly. She was so beautiful inside and out. She will be greatly...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Beverly Parsons Coons - SC


Joanne Skipper Roney, 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Grady Glenn Roney entered into eternal rest Friday, May 17, 2019. Her funeral service will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.

Joanne was born March 27, 1932 in Kingstree, SC, daughter of the late Ralph N. Skipper and Vera Baxley Skipper. She attended Winthrop College. Joanne was an integral part of Berkeley Drugs and co-owned Rent One, working side by side with her husband of 53 years. She was known for her strong faith, having been a longtime member of Northwood Assembly and most recently at James Island Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Tamara Saunders of Simpsonville, SC, Dionne Lenn Roney of Charleston and Annette Drachman (Ken) of Charleston; brother, Danny Skipper of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren: Dustin Drachman (Erika), Adam Drachman, Brad Saunders (Brittany), Andrew Saunders and Katie Saunders; and nephews and nieces: David Whittington (Lisa), Beth MacNaughton (Robert), Caroline Soomsawasdi and Sam Skipper.

She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Earl Roney; and son-in-law, Mark Saunders.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton Street, SU 200, Columbia, SC 29201.