Alfred Skinner

August 3, 1941 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 79)

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With tender hearts and compassionate hands, the Horton’s Funeral Home Family announces the earthy transition of a gentle soul,  Mr. Alfred Skinner. Mr. Skinner quietly stepped out of life's backdoor on Sunday February 7, 2021 at the his residence in Hertford, NC.

As desired, there will be moments to come visit with Mr. Skinner and his devoted family on Friday, February 12, 2021 in the viewing parlor on the campus of Horton’s Funeral Home in Hertford, NC from 5pm until 7pm. The Loving Farewell Homegoing Service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11am at Horton’s Funeral Home and Cremations Chapel with Rev. Charlie Bowe, Officiating. Immediately following the formalities in the  Chapel,  Mr. Skinner’s earthen vessel along with his cherished family will be escorted to Leigh’s Temple AME Zion Church Cemetery for Committal Rites.  One may wonder why Mr. Skinner would leave his earthly belongings here when he departed this past Sunday, however, those close to him find comfort understanding that where Alfred  is now there was no need for any of his earthly garments or shoes because he has a pair of Golden Slippers and a Long White Robe. 

Alfred leaves behind to cherish his precious memories, his two sons, Tony Reginald Skinner Sr. (Mary), and Virgil Skinner, his two daughters, Stephanie “Renee” Fennell and Alfreda Spruill, his grandchildren, Sharika Greene (Terrence), Antwain Carter (Sarah), Tesia Skinner, Tony Skinner Jr., Latoya Jones (Jomil), Rhonda Fennell, and Ronald Fennell, all of Elizabeth City, NC. He also leaves to mourn his sisters, Edith White (Richard) of Hertford, NC, Beulah Johnikins, Audrey Whidbee, Cynthia Whidbee, Yvonne Whidbee, and Lavern Hernandez (Vernon), all of Waterbury, CT, his brothers, Nelson Whidbee (Cynthia) of Waterbury, CT, and Larry Whidbee (Barbara) of Brooklyn, NY. There are special friends he leaves behind to cherish, Annie Whidbee, James Walton, Larry James, and others, too numerous to mention. Alfred also leaves behind a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Alfred was preceded in death by his father James Skinner, his mother, Louisiana Banks Whidbee, his wife, Rosa Simpson Skinner, two brothers, Jonah and Lester Whidbee, three sisters, Margaret Sessoms Thelma Brayboy, and Willa Mae Wilson and one great granddaughter, Tia Michelle Greene. 

The Skinner and connected families are receiving services of dignity and distinguished class from The Horton’s Servants of Service. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alfred Skinner, please visit our floral store.


February 12, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Horton's Funeral Home and Cremations
509 Dobbs St
Hertford, NC 27944

Celebration of Life
February 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Horton's Funeral Home and Cremations
509 Dobbs St
Hertford, NC 27944

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