OBITUARY

Jacqueline Cecile Skinner

February 25, 1946September 2, 2014

Jacqueline Cecile Skinner (Jackie) was born in Winston Salem, NC on February 25, 1946 to the late Porter Jr. and Minnie Newton. She fell asleep in death on September 2, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Jackie learned the truth about the bible from a close friend and was moved to dedicate her life to Jehovah and get baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on June 4, 1966. Three years later she met and married her husband of 45 years, Horace Skinner. Together they raised six children. First and foremost Jackie loved her God Jehovah with all her heart. She was an integrity keeper even in the most difficult circumstances. She along with her husband Horace trained their children to love Jehovah. She was never shy about sharing her beliefs with family, friends, or people she would meet in her ministry. She loved her family dearly and there was nothing she would not do for them if it were in her power to do so. She was head over heels for her mate Horace. Especially during her sickness, she felt safe and secure when she knew that he was nearby. Jackie was a fun person. People gravitated to the Skinners’ home because they knew that there they would find food, drinks, and maybe even a little dancing. Jackie was a great dancer and loved to take the lead in hand dancing. She loved to cook. Many people would request her famous Chinese chicken. She also made a “mean” strawberry daiquiri that no one else could seem to master. Jackie was a very stylish person and so naturally shopping was one of her favorite pastimes; with or without money she could make it happen. As a person, Jackie was very kind, extremely forgiving, generous, and hospitable. There was always a warm bed in their home for those who fell on hard times. She was an avid supporter and active participant of the Newton family reunion up until the time of her sickness. Her smile brightened a room and her laugh was infectious. Everyone she knew she touched in some special way. She always looked forward to the time when Jehovah would make all things new. (Revelation 21:5) Her faith in these promises never wavered. Jackie leaves to mourn her husband Horace Skinner; six children: Lisa Johnson (David Johnson), Leon Hinton (Carol Hinton), Lorin Hinton (Crystal Hinton), Horace David Skinner, Leah Skinner, LeVar Skinner, and beloved daughter-in-law Danielle Harrison-Skinner; five siblings: Beulah Williamson and husband Sylvester, Porter Newton III, Cedric Newton, Carole Newton, and the late Lennis (Eric) Newton; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

Memories

Jacqueline Cecile Skinner

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Amanda Rice

September 27, 2014

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Sister Jackie Skinner. We enjoyed our time together attending the weekly Bible study in the Skinner home so many years ago. We were always made to feel at home by Jackie. We look forward to the day when we see Jackie and my brother Gordon rise up in the paradise. Our prayers are with you all.
Love,
Amanda Rice and Patricia Harrell

Janeeka Martin

September 11, 2014

The Martin Family has the Skinner's in our prayers. We all look forward to when death will be no more. I have heard nothing but awesome things about the Skinner hotel!! We love you Leah.

April Hinton

September 10, 2014

For my loving family... my heart goes out to everyone for our lost of aunt Jackie. As we know this is never easy, but we also know that Gods work is never in vien. I wish my family & I could be there to celebrate her home going and hug my loved ones but through faith and prayers I trust that My God keep them close to be there for one another and get them thru. LaVar, Leiah, Lorin, Lisa, & Junior... much love from myself, my husband & children. God Bless.

Doreen Johnson

September 10, 2014

Our deepest condolences to the Skinner family! We look forward to the time when death will be no more. But as we wait for Jehovah's day, we look forward to the day when sister skinner as well as many other Charished loved ones who have fallen asleep In death will be called awake again... Until then .... We wait patiently and look forward to a joyous reunion!
Keith, Doreen and Sheridan Johnson

Gwendolyn (Johnson) Woody

September 9, 2014

When I heard the news, I could not believe it. Sis. Skinner, you are a true blessing. As, a child when I visited, you always made your home feel like it was mine. You just emitted so much love, it was contagious. You are one of the best. My condolences to Br.Skinner, Lisa, Lorin, Leon, Horace, Leah, and LaVar.

September 8, 2014

My Dear, Sweet Cousin Jackie. She had a quiet strength that touched my life. Her smile would brighten a room. A keen fashion sense. A profound love of Jehovah!!! My memories of her will always warm my heart!! Zakiyah

Robert Johson

September 7, 2014

Time and distance cannot fade nor whither away the loving thoughts and memories of a dear friend and sister. Although I have not seen Sister Skinner in a few years, to hear about her passing brought so many loving memories back to mind. As we know, her sleep is just momentary. She will be truly missed. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Ginnette Brown

September 6, 2014

My Condolences to the Skinner Family, my prayers are with the family.

Shirley McIntosh

September 6, 2014

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to you Horace and the family. It saddened our heart, that Jackie is gone, but we have the comfort of seeing her again. To enjoy her love and kindness again. Shirley/Henry McIntosh,

Faraja Ricketts

September 6, 2014

Hope. I learned from Jackie and her family the true meaning of hope and it's connection to joy. She shared more than she could ever know, her life the living meaning of Mathew 6:33. I look forward to be invited to Jackie's resurrection gathering and feast.

FROM THE FAMILY