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April 22, 1975 - October 5, 2021

Service Date: October 10, 2021

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Nelson Skinner, II April 22, 1975 – October 5, 2021 Nelson Skinner, II, 46 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. His funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Rev. Randy Jenkins will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Nelson’s first passion was spending time with his daughter, skiing, and music. His second passion was cooking and trying new foods and restaurants. He was head chef for several restaurants across the country. Nelson loved to travel. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend to all who knew him. Nelson was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Nelson is survived by his parents, Nelson and Gale T. Skinner of Wilson; daughter, Astrid Lei Skinner of the home; sister, Brandi Lei Traina (Troy) of Missouri; brothers, Ryan Craig Skinner (Allison) of California, Neil Anthony Skinner, and Michael Nelson Skinner (Frances) of Wilson, and Astrid’s maternal grandparents, Barbara and Bill Conroy. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Wesley and Kathleen Skinner, and his maternal grandparents, Elgie and Ralph Tedder. Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at