Old Lyme — Skyler Harris Jenkins, 22, of Old Lyme, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
Skyler was born on Feb. 21, 1996 in Hartford. A lifelong resident of Old Lyme, he graduated from Lyme-Old Lyme High School in 2015. Skyler practiced jiu-jitsu for several years excelling in competitions, appreciating the discipline and strength necessary to perform. His love for music inspired him to study music production; he used his talents to create original music that expressed his longing to help make the world a better place. Skyler loved animals, particularly his dog, Josie, who will miss him terribly.
His infectious smile and laugh will be sorely missed by his parents, Karen and Gregg Jenkins; his brother, Cairo; his sister, Sierra; and his girlfriend, Christine Wyatt. He leaves behind his maternal grandparents, Gary Gregory and Kathleen Harris of Old Lyme; and paternal grandparents, James and Carol Jenkins of East Haven. Skyler will also be missed by several loving aunts and uncles, and a multitude of cousins.
A celebration of Skyler’s life will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Freedom from Fear www.freedomfromfear.org.
A quote from Skyler’s favorite book The Alchemist.
“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
Condolences may be shared on Tyler’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.