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In Memory of

Jacqueline Cecile Skinner

February 25, 1946 - September 2, 2014

Obituary


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.





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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.