Pearl Pickens

OKOLONA – Pearl Crosby Pickens died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home. She was born in the Hurricane community to George and Alice Crosby. She was a member of Pontocola Baptist Church for more than 50 years and was a current member of First Baptist Church of Saltillo. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and farming. She was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress, working for Delta Trousers. She loved southern gospel music and, along with her husband, attended numerous singings and helped him write several songs. She lived life to the fullest and loved her family dearly.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Green of Grenada; her son, Rex L. Pickens of Mantachie; a granddaughter, Sharon Tartt (Keith) of Grenada; a great-grandson, Will Tartt of Grenada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Erskine Pickens; three sisters and one brother.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Donnie Pickens, Danny Pickens, Randy Pickens, Ricky Pickens and her grandsons-in-law, Keith Tartt and Brandon Fowler.

Memorials may be made to Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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