Willie Ruth “Brownie” Pickett was born in Pell City, Alabama on January 24, 1951, to the late Willie Mack and Eleze Reed McWilson. She served faithfully at Copper Springs Baptist Church for many years, and recently as a member of First Baptist Church Patrick City, Leeds, Alabama.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Jerry W. Pickett, Sr., and to this union three children were born.
Mrs. Pickett departed this life on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband: Jerry W. Pickett, Sr.; one brother: Homer Byers (Thelma) of Birmingham, Alabama; two sisters: Selma Boyd of Leeds, Alabama, and Patricia Copeland of Birmingham, Alabama; a son: Jerry W. Pickett, Jr of Indianapolis, Indiana; two daughters: Stephanie Pickett of Pell City, Alabama , and Santa M. Pickett of Leeds, Alabama; nine grandchildren: Anthony M. Pickett, Ashley S. Threatt, Newyozia R. Pickett, Dexter D. Pickett, Deatrice D. Voltz, Alexys L. Collins, Jerry W. Pickett III, Santa M. Pickett, and Amina J. Pickett; three great grandchildren: Courtney R. Martin, Alayja D. Pickett, and Aaliyah D. Pickett; and a host of cousins, family, and friends.
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