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Isabella Evans Skinner

September 28, 1937 ~ March 17, 2022 (age 84)


“On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame.  And I love that old cross where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain.  So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down.  I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it some day for a CROWN.”

It is with great sadness that we announce the earthly transition of Mrs. Isabella Evans Skinner who answered the Master’s Call  on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at the Elizabeth City Health & Rehabilitation Center. 

Celebration of Life Services will take place on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church at One o'clock in the afternoon. A Viewing and Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the funeral home.

Interment will be held at Dove's Landing Cemetery.

Masks are required for all Services!


Isabella Evans Skinner passed to eternal rest on March 17, 2022. She was born September 28, 1937, in the Weeksville Township, Elizabeth City, North Carolina to the late Sam Evans and Elizabeth Bowe Evans. She was predeceased by her husband Edward T. Skinner; brothers Sam (Buddy) Evans, Herman Evans, Arthur Lewis, and Ambrose Evans; sisters Millie Morris, Roberta Lewis, Beulah Combs, and Rosa M. Brooks; and son-in-law Roosevelt Barcliff Jr. Mrs. Skinner attended school in the Weeksville Township. Mrs. Skinner was a faithful member at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church where she worshiped and was an active member until her health began to fail. 

Isabella Skinner leaves to cherish her memories two daughters; Debra E. Barcliff and Cynthia E. Brooks (Tracy) of Elizabeth City, N.C.; step-daughter Robin Lloyd (John) of N.Y.; one sister Vivian Young of N.Y.; one brother Ernest (Kissey) L. Evans of N.C.; four grandchildren, Cory Evans of TX, Paris Evans of NE, Atari Evans of N.C., and Shane Evans of N.C. She has fourteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, eight sisters in law, Celeste Simmons (John), Gloria Jones, Delma Jones (Alexander), Helen Henderson (Effenus), Alverta Boyd (Calvin), Jacqueline Stiles (Stanley), Ruth S. McNeil (Samuel), Edith Harris (Carl), one brother-in-law William Skinner (Sharon), and a special and devoted friend (who was like a daughter) Linda Spence Moore, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Services of Professionalism and Trust have been extended to Adkins Memorial Funeral Home. 


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March 24, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Alvin M. Griffin Chapel
1905 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Celebration of Life
March 25, 2022

1:00 PM
Corner Stone Missionary Baptist Church
507 S. Martin Luther King Jr., Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
March 25, 2022

Dove's Landing Cemetery
Peartree Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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