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Anthony G.  Pickett

Memorial for Anthony G. Pickett

Born in Picauyne, Mississippi on Aug. 19, 2011
Departed on Aug. 19, 2011 and resided in Austin, TX.
Service: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Picayune Cemetery
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Anthony G.  Pickett

Anthony G. Pickett went home to be with the Lord on August 15, 2011 at the age of 47. He passed away with his wife by his side in Austin, Texas.

He was the youngest of three children born to Robert D. Pickett and Rena B. Pickett on June 10, 1964, in Picayune, Mississippi.

As a small boy Anthony “Tony” loved to spend his childhood and summers at his grandparents “Big Mama” and “Papa” in Morton, Mississippi.

He confessed his belief in Christ at an early age in Weems Chapel United Methodist Church in Picayune, MS. He was a member of the (UMYF) United Methodist Youth Fellowship group.

He attended the Mississippi public schools and graduated from Picayune Memorial High School in 1982. He played junior varsity and varsity football at the defensive line position. He attended and continued to play the sport of football at Pearl River Junior College and later transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi of Hattiesburg where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering and Technology in 1989.

During college, he became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Organization Phi Nu Chapter. His chosen line name was “The Rock” of the 4 Tips of the Diamond of the 1985 Spring Line.

Soon after graduation, he moved to Austin, Texas. He later married his best friend and college sweetheart on August 1, 1993.

Anthony was employed with the State Farm Insurance Company. He recently celebrated being employed there for nineteen years.

Anthony was an active member of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. He served in various positions in the church as the Children’s Church Director, a member of the CMBC Brotherhood and Royal Ambassadors, Vacation Bible School Teacher for the age group of 15-17 year olds, a substitute Sunday School Teacher and as a driver under the CMBC Van Ministry. His favorite scripture was Psalms 23.

Anthony was a loving husband to his wife and dedicated father to his son. In his spare time, he coached his son, Michael in YMCA and City League basketball and Cedar Park Youth Football League until his son’s high school year. He coached his son during the National Football Pop Warner Championship game held in Orlando, Florida.

He was a very positive and happy person who was loved by his family and friends. During his early years in Austin, Texas he was affiliated with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas organization. He was paired with his Little Brother who today was still actively involved in his life.

His interests included family, music, travelling, landscaping, watching movies and all kinds of sports, and barbequing. His favorite NFL team is the New Orleans Saints … 2009 Super Bowl XLIV Champions! His favorite music artist is “Prince”.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Yolanda D. Pickett and his son, Michael Jamaal Pickett; parents Robert and Rena Pickett of Picayune, MS; sister, Denise of Picayune, MS; sister, Janice Green (Percy) of Baton Rouge, LA; brother, Darius Pickett (Thea) of Baton Rouge, LA; two aunts, Lula Lofton of Morton, MS and Berdie Hamilton (L C) of McComb, MS; two uncles, L C Holloway of Gulfport, MS and Curtis Holloway (Shirley) of Chicago, IL; Goddaughter, Sydney Gilleylen (Cedar Park, TX); Little Brother Terrell Johnson (San Antonio); and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roderick Pickett and his aunt, Laura Pickett.

Donations may be sent to The Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Children’s Church Ministry in memory of Anthony G. Pickett.

Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Children’s Church
1700 E. 16th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

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