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Carolyn A. Skinner  

Carolyn A. Skinner

June 30, 1984 – December 13, 2016

Carolyn A. Skinner, age 32, of Wilmington, DE, lost her battle with addiction unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

She was born on Saturday, June 30, 1984 at Christiana Hospital. Carolyn was a 2002 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and attended Delaware Technical Community College where she was pursuing a nursing degree.

Carolyn was an artist and published poet. In her younger years, she was an aspiring swimmer at Team Delaware and Windybush Swim Clubs. She liked fashion, pop culture, make-up, and nail polish. She also enjoyed music, especially Ani DiFranco, and concerts. Carolyn loved being in nature. You could often find her walking Rowan, her beloved dog, at Alapocas Run State Park.

Carolyn was a very caring and loving person, concerned with everyone’s well being and interests. She would give great advice and was quick with a helping hand. Our family will be forever grateful for her assistance in caring for our parents in their final months.

She was preceded in death by her father, George W. “Bill” Skinner and mother, Nancy Lee Skinner of Wilmington, DE. She is survived by her siblings, Courtney Skinner and husband Aaron of Phoenixville, PA, William Skinner and wife Tara of Wilmington, and Andrew Skinner of Herndon, VA; grandparents, Alden L. West, Sr. and Norma Rice West of West Long Branch, NJ; auntie, Carolyn W. Moro and uncle, JR of Oceanport, NJ; uncle, Alden L. West, Jr. and wife Trudy of Laurel Hills, CA; nephews, Liam George Skinner and Owen Connor Skinner; niece, Elle West Bieber; aunt, Florence Blohm of Port Saint Lucia, FL; cousins, Allee Moro, Garrett Moro, Brian Denny, and Dana Denny; and so many friends and extended family.

The family would like to thank family and friends for all the support and prayers.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, January 13, 2017 at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19809.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Carolyn be sent to atTAck Addiction, P.O. Box 36, Bear, DE 19701 or by visiting www.attackaddiction.com.

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  1. Gale Duncan, December 27, 2016

    Courtney, Billy and Drew
    Our hearts hurt for the loss of Carolyn. She has been a part of our world since she was 3 n cannot imagine a world without her smile.
    Her work at the hospital as an medical assistant was excellent but mostly it was her kindness towards others that was so remarkable.
    I will miss her n remember her as a great kid, a wonderful friend..and like a daughter to us. Our prayers and love to you all
    The Duncan Family

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  2. Kathy Lyons Fleming, December 27, 2016

    Dear Courtney, Bill and Drew, My heart understands your pain as I lost my brother last year. Treasure all your wonderful memories and comfort each other. I remember well your wonderful family during the swim team days and school days. Our prayers and love are with you all. Kathy and Dave Fleming

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  3. Eileen Ritchie, December 27, 2016

    Carolyn was loved in so many ways. She is at peace in the loving arms of her mom and dad. Although it is so difficult for those she left behind, we feel comforted to know that we all have another special angel looking after all of us. Rest peacefully sweet Carolyn!

    Eileen Ritchie

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  4. Eileen T DeGregoriis, December 28, 2016

    Carolyn will be so missed. There was no one quite like her. I am so sorry she had to leave us so young…she left an impression on those who loved her and will never be forgotten. Eileen

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  5. Kathy Murray, December 31, 2016

    With love, thoughts and prayers to Carolyn’s family, especially to Tara, Billy, Liam and Owen Skinner for this tremendous loss.

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  6. Nytasha Mccaskill, January 2, 2017

    I worked with Carolyn at Christiana Hospital. She was a caring and loving person. She always put a smile on my face with a joke or prank. She will be truly missed. May she rest in peace.

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  7. Katie Brower, January 3, 2017

    I worked with Carolyn at the hospital several years ago. She was a real sweet girl and hard worker. She was well liked and will sure be missed. Rest in peace Carolyn. My prayers her family and friends.

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  8. Tna Thornes, January 3, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news today. Carolyn had a special place in my heart as one of Marla’s closest childhood friends. I loved her spirit, her smile and her compassion for others. I am at a loss as how to process the horror that addiction has leveled on so many of our friends. I hope she is at peace and that you, Courtney, Billy and Andrew, cherish all your wonderful memories of her as time eases the pain of her loss.

    Warmest thoughts from the Thornes family

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  9. Sandy McKay, January 12, 2017

    Dear Skinner Family ~ I was devastated by the news of Carolyn’s loss. Far too many young people lose their battles with addiction. I was fortunate to have taught all of you in Sunday School and blessed to know your Dad and Mom, both also lost too young. I enjoyed seeing the memory video. You are all in my heart and prayers. With love ~ Sandy McKay [Covenant]

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  10. The Smith family, January 12, 2017

    The thoughts and prayers of my entire family are with you all. Rest in peace Carolyn <3

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  11. Carolyn West Moro, January 13, 2017

    Sweet Caroleen~We will miss you forever and a day may you find find eternal peace.
    I love you Auntie

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  12. Davd a Simpson, March 3, 2017

    Just found out about this and I am extremely upset I didn’t hear abou

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  13. Davd a Simpson, March 3, 2017

    Rip Carolyn, I will always remember how kind, loving, and creative you were. I love you and hope you watch over us!

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