Brinkley Gabrielle Skinner

June 19, 2000January 1, 2019
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Brinkley Gabrielle Skinner born June 19, 2000, went to be with the Lord January 1, 2019. Brinkley attended many schools and made many friends. Brinkley was in FFA, played basketball, played the clarinet in the band, was a member of the National Honor Society, BETA Club, and graduated in the top 10 of her class. Brinkley attended Texas State University for one semester and had planned to work in the field of medicine.

Brinkley is survived by her father Michael, her mother Melissa, and her brother Carter. Also surviving are her grandparents Dale Skinner, Patsy Burnett, Paula Jones and Paul Jones, aunts, Suzy and Leah and uncles Patrick, Philip and also many cousins.

Brinkley was a friend to many people. She loved life and loved people. She was a positive, joyful girl her entire life. Even as she was getting ready for surgery she told her parents that she felt positive and everything was going to be alright. She will be greatly missed!!!!


  • Michael Skinner, Father
  • Melissa Skinner, Mother
  • Carter Skinner, Brother
  • Paula Jones, Grandmother



  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019


  • Interment Smithwick Cemetery

Brinkley Gabrielle Skinner

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Tiffney Parke

February 28, 2019

Brinkley although i didnt make it to your funreal. I want you and your family to know That you made working at jellystone a lot brighter than some. The laughs and smile we had were great. Your maturity and personality we 10 out of 10 i hope your flying high up there and making many people smile

Carter Skinner

February 9, 2019

Dear Brinkley,
You were the best advice giver and we had a relationship I will always cherish but I know that all your pain is gone and you're with God and smiling forever. - Your brother

Michael Skinner

February 9, 2019

I wrote this to you over 18 years ago..
My daughter my Awakening my 13 pound heart my laughter my tears a goddess of babies strong smart sleeping well and eating well wet shitty diapers midnight cries 3am screams I love it all. My impeding death and life eternal rolled into one cosmic being. She is better than sports cooler than Porsches. Her sloppy sugar more valuable than gold. The anticipation of millions of wonderful milliseconds and the possible dread of the teenage years. She is hope eternal. Endless potential and parental pressure beauty and charm or lack of motivation only God knows. Loved, cherished, worshipped, adored my baby. Grandfathers apples memes reason to pray proof there is a God and that he is certainly good. Csection baby brought into the world through blood and indeed guts. Love, Dad

Angela Butler

January 23, 2019

Brinkley’s impact on me and my family won’t soon be forgotten. From the minute I first met her while discussing her English summer reading project (and ordering her a $5 book to complete it), to awkwardly introducing her to my daughter, Rebecca, as “someone who can help you with that project, no problem”, to long conversations about her high school courses and college dreams (as her counselor), to her becoming Rebecca’s best friend and Lauren’s friend, and all of us having many, many conversations on endless topics, I knew she was the kind of girl destined to have impact wherever she went. She was a talented and intelligent young lady with an uncanny ability to adapt to any changes or social or educational environments that she found herself in and a life full of endless possibilities in front of her. I was blessed to be able to know her and to help guide her (as the high school counselor) and along the way she taught me a thing or two. I will hold those lessons close to my heart and use them to guide me through my life.

Kandace Burr

January 23, 2019

My sweet Brinkley,
We never know when God will be ready to call us home. I thank God that I know where you are today. I thank God for all the precious memories that we have to keep us going. I thank God that he blessed my life with you and Carter. I am broken hearted that I didn't get to say goodbye to you. I miss your beautiful smile and your contagious laughter. I will miss the countless hours of sitting at my kitchen table with you and Carter playing games the most. Also, the fact that you made up the rules as we played. lol I watched you grow up through the years and am so thankful that I got to come to your graduation. It meant the world to me. I remember watching "Say Yes To The Dress" with you and us talking about your wedding one day. Carter would be right with us voicing his opinion. I remember snuggling with ya'll as we watched TV. Oh what I would give to have one more hug.
I know and believe that God doesn't make mistakes. As hard and excruciating as the pain is I know your with God. I firmly believe that as soon as he welcomed you into his loving arms you were healed. I know that Marty was waiting in line to hug you and welcome you. I have one promise to hold on to Brink. ONE DAY SOON I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. I LOVE YOU SWEET GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!

Paula Jones

January 21, 2019

Dear Brinkley
This is grandma I will always remember the days we have together the days we cooked and the days we just did nothing. I watched you grow into a beautiful young lady your smile I will always remember and some day soon I know I will see it again.The Bible said a child will led us into heaven I have two angels to led me.Until then I love and will miss you.
Love grandma

Patsy Burnett

January 21, 2019

In 2000, as Brinkley's paternal grandmother, I was blessed to visit my family. Brinkley loved to sing and dance. As a toddler, Leah and I took Brinkley and Carter with Leah's kids to a beach. Brinkley wore a pink polka dot bikini. She was adorable. Brinkley loved watching movies and doing cart wheels. When Brinkley was a pre-teen, she and Carter came to stay with Ken and me in Colorado. Each morning they opened a surprise box. Several years ago, Brinkley baked my birthday cake. It was delicious! Spending time with her was a precious treasure. I'll never forget my beautiful, smart, joyful granddaughter. Love you always Brinkley!

LaKeisha LeBlanc

January 13, 2019

I remember the joy and energy Brinkley brought to Harvey Brown Elementary School. The 2005 kindergarten class holds a special place in my heart. The three B’s were always together. Brett and Bernard will surely miss their Brinkley!

Jacob Whittington

January 12, 2019

Brinkley was always a happy and bubbly person. She was someone I admired greatly, someone who was too good for this world. She will be with me in my thoughts and prayers.

Angie Gates

January 10, 2019

On the first day of Kindergarten, Brinkley entered my room like a golden hair Diva. She was always smiling, happy and ready to learn. She was the highlight of my day. She kept me on my toes with in inquisitive ways. My favorite year of teaching is all because of her.
Mike and Melissa you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.


What a glorious day-Senior Pictures! Your hair is so beautiful


Your Bitmojis were the highlight of my day! I loved your hugs anyway I could get them!


Even sitting in a field you were beautiful. Such a beautiful senior


You and that Green Shrek Mobile (such a perfect car for college). The day we picked it up you were smiling ear to ear. Oh the places you'll go


Our beautiful family-you lit up every family photo.


Our Christmas Moody Gardens trip... you and Carter were freezing but still smiling


Our traditional Branson trip -boarding for the Polar Express. We had great seats on the train -I loved sitting by you and singing the hot choc song


Our fun Thanksgiving trip was a blast and exhausting walking through the Caverns-but you were always smiling!


What a beautiful scene of the Grand Canyon, Lucy and the most beautiful of all- BRINKLEY


I remember getting outfits picked out for your senior pictures- which Tx State shirt should you wear...It was hard to pick because you were so happy to go to college


      Brinkley Gabrielle Skinner was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Brinkley will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Brinkley was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Brinkley leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Brinkley Gabrielle Skinner.