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1952 Jack 2022

Jack Pickens

December 19, 1952 — April 22, 2022

Jack Pickens was born December 19, 1952 in Hushpuckena, Mississippi to Mary Pickens and Block Pickens. They received him in death on April 22, 2022.


Jack accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Temple Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He was educated at Broad Street High school in Shelby, Mississippi.


Jack worked in the industrial industry in various positions. Later in his career, he retired from Skyline Medical center. He enjoyed gardening, playing the guitar and listening to music.


Jack was preceded in death by both parents, Mary Pickens (mother), Block Pickens (father), and Roosevelt Seigle (brother), Tommie Pickens (brother), Lawson Pickens (brother), Eugene Pickens (brother), James Harris (brother), and Carl McLaren (son), and Charles Towner (stepson).


He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Ruth Branson-Pickens, his daughters Chanter Brown (Texas), Sabrina Frazier (Shelby, MS), Jackie Towner (Nashville, TN). Step-children: Shanton Branson (Chicago, IL), Stephanie Dorsey (St Johns, FL), Larry Branson (Palm Coast, FL), and Anthony Dorsey (Nashville, TN). His siblings Emma Bland (Shelby, MS), Louvenia Harris (Nashville, TN), Rosie Lee Harris (Southaven, MS), Camelia Scott (Peoria, Il), Walter Harris (Jackson, TN), Willie Franklin (Shelby, MS), his aunt Katherine Parker (Chicago, IL), and twenty grand-children, twenty-two great grand-children, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.


Viewing is Friday, April 29, 2022, 1 -6pm, Visitation Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9-10 with funeral service to follow, 10 am at Terrell Broady Funeral Home.


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