Patricia Skinner

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Patricia Ann Skinner

LAFAYETTE - Funeral Services will be held at a 2:00 pm Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Patricia Ann Skinner, 77, who passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Reverend Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church, will be Celebrant of the Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Mrs. Skinner, a resident of Lafayette, LA, was the daughter of the late George Dashiell and the former Francis Leighton both of Brownsville, Texas. At an early age, Peacha performed in numerous dance recitals and enjoyed dancing her entire life. In her life she was a member of Krewe of Galetea of Morgan City, Women's Republican Club of Morgan City and an avid Bridge player. She enjoyed flower gardening, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to her caretakers over these last years, Yvonne Meaux, Donna Melancon and Jenna Melancon. Special thanks to Jo Lane Doucet and Cynthia Smith with Hospice of Acadiana.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Virgil M. Skinner; two daughters, Debbie Terro and husband Mike and Annette S. Trahan and husband David both of Lafayette, LA; three sons, George Skinner and wife Karen, Tim Skinner and wife Denice both of Lafayette, LA, Virgil M. Skinner, Jr. and wife Jody of Sugarland, TX; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; one sister, Cynthia Brittan of Baton Rouge, LA; one brother, Leighton Dashiell and wife Toni Anne of Boerne, TX; sister-in-law, Joyce Orlando of Morgan City, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Joshua and Melanie Smith.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette on Tuesday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Virgil M. Skinner, Jr., George D. Skinner, Timothy L. Skinner, Benjamin J. Skinner, David T. Sonnier, Jr. and Michael J. Terro. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bradley Reaux. Gift bearers will be her granddaughters, Angel Cheramie, Rebecca Fitter, Rachel Brunt, Paige Skinner, Courtney Sonnier, Katherine Skinner and Elizabeth Skinner.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Suite 200, Lafayette, LA, 70503.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Skinner family at

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 16, 2011
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