James Harvey Skinner
James Harvey Skinner
  • May 31, 1953 - December 29, 2017
  • Marrero, Louisiana

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James Harvey Skinner (aka "Butchy" "Ellas Boo Bae") passed away peacefully December 29th 2017. Born in New Orleans on May 31st 1953 to the late Franklin and Ruby Skinner, James was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors. Survived by his best friend, wife and true love of 21 years: Ella Boudreaux, two daughters, Karen Smith-McGuire aka "Lil Butchy" (Alvin Joseph McGuire IV), and Dixie Marie Smith; son, Wayne Stevens and Daniel "Danny" Stevens; grandchildren, Mark Kelvin Smith, Paulla Gene Kaufman, Breeana Sky Kaufman, David Joseph "JoJo" McGuire, Baby Helen Marie Kaufman, Haileigh Jane Kaufman, Rylie Breeaile Kaufman, Cali Hannah Smith-Edgerton, Brandi Nicole, Michael Stevens, Melisa Stevens, Melzy Stevens, two great-grandchildren Anna and Amayria. Preceded in death by the late Aubree Kaufman (grand baby), and Helen Marie Smith-Skinner. James leaves a host of family and friends behind to cherish his memory. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home located 5101 Westbank Expy on Marrero, LA 70072 on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 from 5:00P-9:00P. Express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com