Mr. Lonnie Gray Skinner, age 78 went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. He was a native of Bertie County. He was the son of the late Ioma Mae and Levy Gray Skinner. He was deacon and Sunday school teacher of Creech Memorial Baptist Church in Ahoskie. He showed continuous dedication and service to the Ahoskie Rescue Squad and Fire Department, serving as a volunteer for most of his life. Mr. Skinner was an area director of the NC Association of Rescue and EMS. Due to his excellent service he received the Paul Harris Award, the highest award given for dedicated service. This award was presented by the Ahoskie Rotary Club. Mr. Skinner on three occasions was presented the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism as well. He was a loving and compassionate family man that will be missed greatly. In his later years Mr. Skinner became a fixture in the area nursing homes, visiting and expressing his love for all the residents.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Futrell Skinner of the home, two daughters, Karen S. Cole and her husband Joe of Jackson, NC and Joyce S. Harden and her husband Charles of Windsor, NC, two sons, Randy Skinner and his wife Cindy of Hertford, NC and Allen Skinner of Nashville, NC, one step daughter, Anita P Jones and her husband Michael of Murfreesboro, NC, one step son Robert C. Parker of Murfreesboro, NC. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Michelle Cole, Abbigail Gray Harden, Jessie Harden, Charles Harden and Elizabeth Gray Skinner and one step grandson Michael Jones.
always think of you and katherine, I work with Katherine at peoples drug store on the OBX, so that tells you that I know yall a long time, if anyone reads this please get up with kathrine and pass my message on to her I lost their #.if she has FB she can find me on there
Lonnie was indeed part of the “cloud of witnesses” spoken of in Hebrews 12. He shared the love of Jesus with so many folks, including my Aunt Ruth Chamblee and my mother Alyce Gatling. Thanks for sharing him with others. My the Holy Spirit be your comfortor and companion.
Mr. lonnie was a wonderful christian man, he adored his family and friends. The good Lord has another angel.
Lonnie was great man and good role model. I will never forget him as my 8th grade football coach in Aulander. Last visited with him at the American Legion in Ahoskie where he presented a donation from the defunct Ahoskie Rescue Squad which he dedicated much of his life to. May he rest in peace.
My prayers are with you and your family Robert, my god hold your hands and walk with you for these are hard times I still really have a hard time over the loss of my daddy I miss his guidenes so much
So Sorry you lost your Daddy. Love to you all.
Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting this kind and gentle soul, I know his step-son and he turned into an amazing man due to Mr. Skinner’s kindness and his love for his family. Everything that Robert has said about him is reflected in how Robert treats his mother, friends, and his family. It says alot about a man who is a father to another and even more revealing ~ when those children choose to call him Daddy or Pop. A special spark has dimmed for a bit here, but it is alight above.
Me and my daughter’s thoughts and prayers are with you and lighting a candle for a special soul.
Love, Kelly Ann and Christine Lange
Katherine, I have lost a dear friend. Our days together with Rescue and EMS, Wow. The times we have laughed and cried together, the memories, I can not begin to express. We will be together again. God Bless.
Lonnie was a special person. He was the wind beneath a lot of wings. He would pick you up and carry you if you needed it. He would make you laugh when you needed that. Thank you, Lord for letting me have the opportunity to call him Friend.
Katherine, It was with a great sense of loss that we leaned of Lonnie’s death. May it comfort you ti know that so many people care and are thinking of you and your family at this time.
While there is nothing we can say that will ease your loss, we wanted you to know that we are greiving and thinking of you. Lonnie was such a wonderful person, and so many people will miss him.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.