Cover photo for Joy Chambers Skeen's Obituary
Joy Chambers Skeen Profile Photo

Joy Chambers Skeen

December 30, 1958 — January 3, 2024


Joy Chambers Skeen, age 65, of Perry, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2024. Joy was loved by all who knew her and was treasured by those closest to her. Her absence has left a hole in our hearts, and she will be missed.

After earning her B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Tennessee, Joy began working at Robins Air Force Base. While there, she earned a master’s degree from Mercer University. In the early 2000s, Joy left the base to open her own bed & breakfast business--an antebellum home in Perry, Georgia, known as the Swift Street Inn. She was a wonderful host and enjoyed meeting guests and sharing the history of the inn with them.

Joy was an animal lover and rescued dozens of stray cats from the streets, providing care and working to find them homes. She loved to travel, especially to Europe and the Caribbean. When at home, she enjoyed gardening, crafts, and cheering on her favorite sports teams. 

Joy was preceded in death by her parents, Joyce and Walter Chambers, sister-in-law Susan Chambers, and father-in-law Marvin Skeen. Joy is survived by husband Mike Skeen, sister Charlie Horak, brother David Chambers, niece Kathryn Amrine and husband Brian, niece Melissa Moses and husband Todd, many beloved great nephews and nieces, and special friends Kathy Shank, Tory Grant, and Betty Dagley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holt International, Attn: Matching Gifts at PO Box 2880, Eugene, OR 97402.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2024, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home, 417 South Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins, Georgia. The family will receive friends an hour before the service.

For family and friends unable to attend, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at



To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joy Chambers Skeen, please visit our flower store.

Make a donation to one of the following charities in remembrance of Joy Chambers Skeen

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, January 20, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 20, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.



Visits: 1036

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors