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Elden Skinner


Sunrise: February 1, 1976

Sunset: January 11, 2022

Elden K. Skinner the son of William E. Skinner (Gene) and Carolyn Skinner entered into this world on February 1, 1976 and departed on January 11, 2022.

Elden was a very caring and loving man, who lived for his two sons Kahlil Skinner and Nasir Skinner.  He also loved to cook and take care of his family.  Elden was very funny and loved to crack jokes and make people laugh.  His happiest moments were surrounded by friends and family, and his enthusiasm and passion for life was contagious.

Elden is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents William Skinner and Dorothy Mae Skinner, and his maternal grandparents Willie Simpson and Lula Mae Simpson.  He is survived his parents William and Carolyn Skinner (Norfolk, VA), his children Kahlil Skinner (Norfolk, VA) and Nasir Skinner (Charlotte, NC).  A fiancée Radiah Blount (Charlotte NC) special friends Harold and Tessia Wine; and Katrina Williams.  And a large host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

“We take each breath as a gift and each step as a blessing”

-Elden. K. Skinner

Viewing Tuesday, February 1, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 *Masks Required*

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    Antonia Chaplin says

    You are forever in our hearts ♥️ You will truly be missed. Rest peacefully friend we got propulsion from here. My deepest condolences 💐 to your family R 143.

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      Fiata Jones says

      Words can not begin to express the sadness that this brings. Distance nor time can ever determine or define what the heart feels. I love you cousin and will always remember the times spent at family cookouts. May God continue to comfort and bless our family doing these hard times.

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      Shannon Burke says

      You were definitely a breath of fresh air at the rail. Your kind words, uplifting energy and humble spirit will truly be missed.

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    Ashley Brown says

    There is so much I could say, but you truly were and are an Angel. You were truly an inspiration! My deepest condolences 💜 R134.

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    Christopher Reid says

    Take your rest my friend. I will definitely miss your jokes and funny radio voices. A great co-worker and friend, and to the family I’m praying for peace and understanding in your time of sorrow. R163

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    Toya Lew says

    My friend of over 20 years. Words cannot express how greatful I am to able to call you friend. Praying for the family and peace during this time.

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    Nikki Butler says

    R.I.P. You’ll be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

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    Karen C says

    I was so sorry to hear of your passing. We always knew when Elden was in our presence because you always were cracking jokes and making us laugh at work (CATS Light Rail). Although we no longer have your earthly presence, we smile to know you now have them cracking up in heaven. Will always remember the laughter friend……….

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    Robin Gregory says

    My prayers goes out to the family and friends. I pray that the comfort and love of God hold you all tightly.
    God Bless

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      Shannon Burke says

      You were definitely a breath of fresh air at the rail. Your kind words, uplifting energy and humble spirit will truly be missed.

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        Wanda Conyers says

        My prayers and condolences are with your family and children. I pray that God will give them comfort and peace during this time. Remember the good times your shared with your son, your daddy and friend. Rest in Heaven, Elden.🙏🙏💕

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    john BARRIER says

    R.I.P You WILL BE MISSED. My prayers go out to the family

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    Richard Dixon says

    R.I.P Elden. My condolences to you and your family.

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    Charlie Botello says

    Im glad I got a chance to meet you my friend. You were clearly one of a kind. May our Lord and Savior bless your family with that Peace and Strength that only He can provide.

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    Adrienne Pinedo says

    My heart aches to know that I no longer have you to cheer me up when I’m feeling down and give me advice when I needed it. My coworker/ brother you will always be in my heart. My husband and I send prayers to the family. Adrienne Pinedo (R129)

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      Devonte Harrington says

      Rest easy Elden. My prayers are with your family for strength and comfort. Pretty sure you got Heaven cracking up right now. You will be missed. Peace forever.
      (R-160)

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    Victoria Jenkins says

    Rest peacefully job well done. You will truly be missed here at CATS. Our last conversation was awesome Condolences to the family and friends

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    Felicia Brown Kelly says

    Heaven has gained an angel – a funny, kind, witty angel. Elden, I miss you already. I will see you on the other side. Until we meet again, you will reside in my heart. To Mr. and Mrs. Skinner, Khalil, Nasir, Radiah, and the rest of the family, hold on to God’s unchanging hand during this time of sadness. During times of darkness, bask in the memories of Elden’s bright light. He will forever shine upon you.

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    LaTonya Black says

    You were such a hard worker at CATS Light Rail and always demonstrated a selfless person. Your impact on others was always positive. Rest easy. To the family, May peace be with you in all your times of sorrow. Prayers.
    Miss Black (Rail Dispatch)

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    Evelyn Cecil says

    Just met u a few months ago and it seems like I knew you for years. Your jokes, laughter and caring demeanor will truly be missed. Prayers of peace and comfort to your sons, family and friends.

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