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Elaina Skinner (1990 - 2014)

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Elaina Renee' "Sweetpea" Spradley Skinner

November 27, 1990 - February 8, 2014


Elaina Renee' "Sweetpea" Spradley Skinner, 23, died Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Elaina grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and attended school in Oak Grove. She was recently married to the love of her life, Aaron and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Tourism Management in December of 2013. She worked at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi in customer service at the VIP Counter. She was a member of SJLC.

Elaina was a bright light in all of our lives and she was quick to smile with a contagious laugh. She was loved by everyone.

She is survived by her husband, Aaron N. Skinner; parents, Joe and Lisa Spradley; sister, Jena M. Spradley; maternal grandparents, Michael and Jeanne Ruiz; paternal grandmother Jean E. Spradley; mother-in-law, Kathy Skinner; father-in-law Jim Skinner; mother-in-law Staci Skinner; brothers-in-law Preston Skinner, Andrew Parker, John Austin Parker, and Anthony Parker, and a host of other friends and family.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 800 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs with a celebration of life service to follow at 6:30 p.m. The family will also receive friends from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church, 2001 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg with a celebration of life service to follow at 1: 00 p.m.

Southern Mississippi Funeral Services of Ocean Springs is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Sun Herald on Feb. 10, 2014