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Barbara Skinner

August 5, 1951 — January 16, 2017

“To everything there is a season, a time for purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die”   Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2

Accept What God Allows

Barbara A. Skinner, a sister, a mother, and a friend was born on August 5, 1951 in Centreville Maryland to Mr. and Mrs. Rayfield R. Scott whom are both deceased.  She was educated in the Queen Anne’s County Public School system in Centreville.  She succumbed to the will of God on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:32 am at her home in Cambridge Maryland.

Ms. Skinner was married; from this union, the blessing of three daughters:  Michelle, Erica S. and LaShunda R. Skinner.  LaShunda preceded Barbara in death in 1997.

Barbara was raised all her life in the church.  As a child, her parents took her to a small local church in Centreville.  After becoming an adult, Barbara joined Robinson’s AME Church, Grasonville Maryland.  After leaving the Grasonville area and moving to Easton MD, Barbara joined Union Baptist Church.  At the time of her demise, Barbara was a member of Triumph Baptist Church located in Easton.

Barbara has past employments at Grasonville Elementary School as a teacher’s aide, from there she secured a position at the then called Easton Memorial Hospital and finally at The Benedictine School in Ridgely MD as a House Counselor.  It was in her nature to always be a helper, to always help her clients in all aspects of her helping profession.  She continued at this occupation until the decline of her health.

She leaves to treasure her memory two daughters Michelle and Erica Skinner, two sisters Rosalee S. Potter and Martina R. Brown, grandchildren DeAndre Skinner, his wife Shaunika, Tymeah, Tajmiere (TJ), Tahjiere, Jahmiere, and Jordan Nixon, two great grandchildren, Darian Skinner and Zyan Finney, her brother-in-law Deacon Ralph Potter, three nieces Kimberly P. Wilson, Camille L. and Amanda Blake, one great niece Miranda S. Wilson, one great nephew Devin T. Beulah.

In Ms. Skinner’s existence, she not only created long-lasting relationships with the following persons but she also appreciated these persons immensely:  Tyvon Horsey, Cha Jenkins, Letitia Hopkins, Lisa Wright, Helen Beckett, Phyllis Young, and Dorothy (Dottie) Roy.

As a sister, mother, and a friend, she will be missed but. . . . . . . . . . . .

“For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens”  AMEN!    (2nd Corinthians 5:1)

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