Evelyn Scott Barnes Skinner, 82, Passed away November 8, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanine, or nanny as she was known to her grands, great grands, and great, great grands, was an adventurer who never passed a dull moment. She lived her life liker her favorite fictional character, Jo from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women- "I don't like to doze... I like adventures, and I'm going to find some." If she couldn't find an adventure, she was sure to create her own, and she carried her loved ones right along with her.
Jeanine, born March 6, 1940 in Mobile, AL, was a storyteller, a snipe hunter, a drama queen, a dreamer, and a lover of all things fabulous. She believed in the impossible and, more importantly, she had a way of making those around her believe in the impossible too. Her accomplishments will not be measured in treasures or trophies but in the memories she created and the legacy she leaves behind. Everyone who knew her will feel the sting of her loss, but we will think fondly of her every time we go on a new journey, shout "bingo!", play penny poker, tell one of her stories, listen to an old hymn, or just gather together over a pot of gumbo. She will never be forgotten.
She is preceded in death by her first husband of 56 years, Burney Barnes Jr., her son, Burney Barnes III (Neal), and her sisters and brothers.
Jeanine is survived by her husband of 10 years, Jack Skinner; 1st sister, Doris Mayfield (Monroe); Brother, Bill Scott; her three children, Cyndi Byrd (Robert), Larry Barnes (Kathy), and Deeanna Ragsdale (Joe); four step children, David Skinner (Barbara), Vernon Skinner (Annette), Kenneth Skinner (Lanita), and Jackie Powell (Doug); her 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9:00 am until the 10:00 am Chapel Service at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
March 6, 1940 - Nov. 8 2022