Obituary: Roberta Skinner Gurley


Roberta Skinner Gurley passed away on March 9, 2024, at the age of 70. Born in Jasper, Alabama, she was the daughter of Robert Clifton Skinner Sr. and Zumar Birdie Skinner. She was the widow of Max Gurley, whom she shared 37 years of marriage with.

Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

In addition to being a nurse for over 20 years, she was more importantly a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. 

She is survived by her three children, Sheila May (Rusty), Roger Gurley (fiancé, Lacey), and Melissa Thomas (Chase). As well as her grandchildren Brian Duke, Tiffany Rutherford (Levi), Carsyn Gurley, Harleigh, Briar, River, Emery, Brooks, and great-grandchild Jayden. Sisters Janet James, (Henry), Wanda Files, Pam Underwood (Keith), Lucy Skinner, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and other family.

No funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. The family will notify loved ones in the future if one is scheduled.