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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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.

Melissa Skinner

January 10, 2019

My Most Beautiful Brinkley,
Words could not express or describe my unending love for you! You are the kindest, most joyful, positive young lady I’ve ever laid eyes on. You are so Beautiful inside and out. From your baby bald head to your white cotton hair to blond- straight, pig tails, to a pony tail, braids, or those crazy sponge rollers your beauty never needed make-up because your smile lit up the room and your loud cackle laugh made people notice you that’s for sure!! I just want to hug and kiss you one more time - this was just too fast and way too soon. I love you so much and I’m so glad we were in the girls club. I will remember you each and everyday. I wish I could pick out wedding dresses and rock those red headed babies. It’s not fair and I don’t understand why you had to go but I am so glad I got to be your mom for the best 18 years of my life! I’m going to miss our goodnight kisses Bitmoji but you’ll be the last thing on my mind until the end of time! Love, Mom

Dana Gibson

January 9, 2019

I taught Brinkley for 1 semester @ Hempstead High School. She was a delightful young lady and full of life.

My prayers and heart go out to the Skinner family. May you guys have peace in your hearts that surpasses all understanding.

Jamie French

January 8, 2019

I didn't know Brinkley well,but I talk to her a few times when she was with Rebecca.she was nice she was always smiling.I would say hi and she would say hi back I remember how her and Becca were always unsepterable. She will be dearly missed she was a great person. She in a better place

mary ellen yonker

January 7, 2019

I knew Brinkley when she was in elementary school. She and my daughter were great friends and loved going to school together and playing together. I remember Brinkley coming to Allison's birthday party in New Braunfels and going to the Children's Museum. Brinkley seemed to always be smiling and enjoying the people around her.

My heart is broken for the family and you continue to be in our prayers.


January 7, 2019

Our Loving Heavenly Father provides peace, strength and comfort during this difficult time (Philippians 4:13).

Melissa Dougan

January 6, 2019

I never met Brinkley but she was present at my wedding. Melissa and I graduated high school together, went to some college together and were the maids of honor in each other’s wedding (Melissa was about 7 months pregnant with Brinkley). I know so much about Brinkley through Melissa and wish I had had the chance to get to know Her.
Melissa and Mike I cannot say enough how so sorry I am that you and your family are walking this path right now. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Christa Middleton

January 6, 2019

I first met Brinkley the summer before sophmore year in volleyball camp and instantly we became friends. We also played basketball together and were in the same science class for 3 years. She was one of few who never judged me and accepted me and loved me for who I was. On and off the court she had my back. Throughout the years we didn’t talk as much but when we did there was nothing but smiles and crazy laughter. That’s one thing I won’t forget. Love you Brink 💛


      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.