Johnson City Press Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Helen Pickens, STANTONVILLE

Published October 8th, 2013 10:43 pm

STANTONVILLE — Helen Pickens was born January 20, 1933 in Ramer, TN the daughter of the late Grady Baker and Flora Chenault Baker Martin.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Earl Pickens on March 25, 1950.
Mrs. Pickens was a loving wfe, mother and grandmother. She served her country for 20 years as an Air force wife. They were stationed all over the world and their children were all born in different places. She retired from Aqua Glass in Adamsville, TN as an inspector. She was an avid bowler, wonderful cook, enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her family.
Mrs. Pickens departed this life on October 5, 2013 in Stantonville, Tennessee at the age of 80 Years, 8 Months, 15 Days. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Raymond Earl Pickens of Stantonville, TN; a daughter, Connie Wilson and husband Don of Adamsville, TN; three sons, Raymond Earl Pickens Jr. and wife Felicia of Stantonville, TN, Leonard Lee Pickens and wife Carolyn of Johnson City, TN, Mark Wayne Pickens of Stantonville, TN; twelve grandchildren, Donnie Wilson, Louis Wilson, Andrea Slagle, Raymond E. Pickens III, Christina Pickens, Robert Pickens, Constance Cole, Dominick Derose, Nicole Cannon, Jennifer Dawn Sheffield, Mark Anthony Pickens, Mary Beth Haynes; 18 Great Grandchildren; host of extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Mrs Pickens was preceded in death by a grandson, Leonard Lee Pickens Sr.; a brother, James Grady Baker.
Services were held on October 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Louis Wilson officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee.
Serving as Pallbearers were Donnie Wilson, Raymond E. Pickens III, Shawn Sheffield, Nathan Haynes, Robert Pickens, and Dylan Chambers.