Rest in Peace: Lynda “Lynn” Padgett Skilton
Posted December 28, 2015
The officers and members of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Development Group extend their deepest sympathy to their fellow board member, the Rt. Rev. William J. Skilton, on the death of his beloved wife, Lynn.Lynda “Lynn” Padgett Skilton, 72, of North Charleston, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. A Celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Old St. Andrews Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC, at 2:00 p.m. Interment, private. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
Lynn was a native of Walterboro, South Carolina, and was a graduate of Walterboro High School, then of Furman University, where she earned a B.S. Degree in English. She received her Masters in English from The Citadel. Lynn was a retired English teacher with the Berkeley County School System. She was the loving wife of William Jones Skilton for 52 years. During these years, Lynn and Bill were missionaries to the Dominican Republic for over 15 years, and served at Holy Trinity Grahamville, Church of the Cross Bluffton, St. Alban’s Chapel The Citadel, Holy Trinity Church Charleston, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church North Charleston. She was instrumental in the ministries at all of these places, as well as many others. An English teacher for over 45 years, Lynn was a challenging teacher and mentor to many. She taught at both Cainhoy and Hanahan High Schools. She served on the Charleston County Library Board. As wonderful an educator as Lynn was, she was an even better wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Lynn is survived by her husband, The Right Reverend William J. Skilton; daughters, Maria Crowley and Judith Horry and spouses; children of her heart, Ruthie Melo and Hilario Albert; and a host of grandchildren; as well as her brother, James D. Padgett. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brantley Padgett and Helen Crosby; her brother, Thomas Padgett; and foster son, Pablo Melo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dominican Development Group, P.O Box 272261, Tampa, Florida, 33688-2261.