Jamie Lynne Skinner

Gorgeous girl, beautiful soul. Jamie Lynne Skinner peacefully left her body on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Born July 5, 1990, in Lawrence, Kansas, Jamie attended St. John Catholic School, South Jr. High, graduated from Lawrence High School, and attended the University of Kansas.

Jamie, fearlessly chose to be herself. She loved acting & film, animals, beauty & fashion, ice skating, and was an avid reader, her favorite book series being Harry Potter. Jamie enjoyed outdoor adventures to the lakes surrounding Lawrence, spots with peaceful places to read or to take her many furry friends to play. A favorite pastime was cruising in her black convertible, top down on a sunny day, mellowing in good tunes. Jamie’s greatest gift was her generous heart and the light she brought to every person she encountered, always desiring to help others feel loved and safe.

Jamie loved her family and friends. Her sister, Gina Skinner, mother, Stacy Williamson Keeling, father and stepmother, Jim & Lynn Skinner, and grandmother, Lorena Williamson, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends miss her dearly. As Jamie and Bob Dylan would say, “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”

A private service is planned. The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society or Prairie Paws, Ottawa and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

21 Condolences

  1. Emily Harris Marasco on April 1, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    I am sending love, peace & sympathy for the loss you all are experiencing. No words are adequate enough to express the sorrow we all know you’re feeling. Jamie is finally at Peace, maybe in time you can take some comfort in that truth.

  2. Janis Silk Brandt on April 2, 2021 at 8:45 am

    We express our sadness for your family, may your family, friends lift each of you up and surround you love and compassion to carry you through moments and time ahead and future.
    Truly sorry for your extreme loss and sincere condolences
    The Brandt Family (friends of Stacy)

  3. Julie Rea on April 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Remembering Jamie today at BMMS (South) we spoke fondly of her. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Emily (McCarthy) Hegeman on April 3, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Jamie’s passing. I have fond memories of her from Claire Road and St. John School. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Gina, Stacy, Jim and Lynn.

  5. Valerie Cox on April 4, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Oh my goodness, this is heartbreaking. I have great childhood memories of Jamie. To her family, I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you all.

  6. Michael Miller on April 4, 2021 at 11:08 am

    When I read Jamie’s obituary, Lynn, I thought of you and Gina. I am very sorry for you two and for your husband. I hope you all can find some comfort in the tender compassion of our God.

  7. Kaylee (Denning) Johnston on April 5, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her and Gina when we were younger. May you all find peace and comfort during this incredibly difficult time. You are all in my prayers.

  8. Kate from NH on April 5, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Although I did not know Jamie, I have had the pleasure to live and work with her sister Gina who is extraordinary . I am sure Jamie is as wonderful as her sister and wish we could have met. Sending your family love and peace from NH. May the Universe and Creator wrap you in understanding and support during this difficult time.

  9. Carrie Williamson on April 5, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Jamie will be missed. She was always so passionate and I always loved having debates with her on numerous subjects, whether it be a new movie or the royal family. We certainly fed off of each other and it made for a loud room!
    I am so glad I got to know her.
    I am thinking of you guys as you navigate this trying time.

  10. Ben Kincaid on April 5, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Gena was such such a wonderful person. Always optimistic, hard working, spiritual, and strong. I’m am going to miss her terribly! I am so sorry for your loss, Gena and all the Skinner family please reach out for anything you need.

  11. Ty Deutschendorf on April 5, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Jamie was a real life Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She was beautiful and loved to read books! She also loved dogs and horses too! She was a Poet and loved to write as well. She was so many amazing things! My sincere condolences to her family. She will be dearly missed. Love you Jamie!

  12. Nick Birney on April 5, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I went to school with Jamie. During those adolescent years, when nobody quite knows who they are or who they will become, she embraced each new iteration of me with an open mind, and that was always such great comfort as I struggled through some difficult times. I hope I can reflect some small fraction of that comfort back to her loved ones now by letting them know that I still carry that Spark of Jamie that she shared simply by being Jamie, and that I try to share that Spark with others whenever I can. I am so sorry for your loss and you have my utmost sympathy, inadequate as it may be.

  13. carol bivins on April 5, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Stacy, I did not ever have the opportunity to meet your daughter Jamie, yet I can see from her photos and some of your posts just how special a young woman she was. I’m holding you in my heart and sending you and your family love and intentions for grace and peace to help support your journey through this terrible time. I am so sorry, dear friend.

  14. Serena Bartlett on April 5, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    I am so sad and heartbroken. Jamie was such a free spirit. Her theatrics brought me so much laughter and joy. I will always cherish the nights we stayed up late in her tiny apartment talking and laughing. And I will always remember the way she made me feel. She made me feel heard and she would validate every emotion I felt. She made me feel like I was a truly special and unique individual. And she gave the best hugs. She will be so so missed. My thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.

  15. Angela Romero-Keck on April 5, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Sending love and light Gina,Stacy, Jim and Lynn. I have so many memories from hanging out with Gina. Jamie always like a little sister wanted to be right where Gina was. I remember Jamie being so funny and I distinctly remember one time Gina & I working on something for school and she wanted to hangout with us and we of course told her we were busy to leave us be and she put that hand on her one hip and the other one was just twirling her hair she said fine ….. I’m telling mom (lol) Sending love and light and all positive vibrations to you all and all of Jamie’s friend.

  16. Lena DeShone (Tsiovkh) on April 6, 2021 at 9:48 am

    I have wonderful memories with Jamie from Highschool. I knew Jamie from being on the cheer squad with her, and we shared some awesome moments of practice, competitions, cheer camp and Friday night lights. Jamie was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be very missed. Will be praying for her family.

  17. Cris Denton on April 6, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    To all of Jamie’s family- my heart aches for the loss of your daughter, sister, niece and granddaughter. I remember her as a little girl seeing her at Jimmy and Kathryn’s- sweet girls. Please know so many people are surrounding you in love and support hoping to bring you comfort. My deepest sympathies and condolences to each of you.

  18. Belinda Rehmer on April 7, 2021 at 8:58 am

    JIM and Lynn, No words can possibly heal the heart of a parent, at the loss of their child. Please know I have you in my thoughts and I’m praying the Lord wash over you with the peace that passes all understanding.

  19. Scott Grogan on April 9, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Stacy I am very sorry to hear about your daughter!. You will be in my prayers.

  20. Gerry Toumberlin Minor on April 9, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    SO sorry to hear this, Stacy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  21. Jay Carey on April 23, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Stacy, so truly sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. Nothing can hurt more.

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