Roy Lee Pickering

Published 2:00 pm Saturday, December 19, 2020

Funeral service for Mr. Roy Lee Pickering will be 1 p.m., Friday, December 18,

2020, at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church with burial at Newell Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Mr. Pickering, 95, of Wesson, MS, passed from this life December 16, 2020. He was born December 2, 1925 to his parents, Johnny Grafton Pickering and Mary Carleen Britt Pickering. He served his country in the United States Marines during WWII, Mr. Pickering served at Guam, Saipan, the landing of Okinawa, and the occupation of China. At Okinawa his ship, the USS Hinsdale, was hit by a Kamikaze. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War. He was also a life member of the 6 th Marine Division Association 1 st Provision, Marine Brigade “Life Member”, and The Elite Most Distinguished 22nd Marine’s Association.

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He is preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Marie Davis Pickering; parents; son, Roy Lynnes Pickering; brothers, James Emmitt Pickering and John Howard Pickering.

He is survived by his children, Garry Marlon Pickering (Rosemary) and Theresa Ann Pickering Williams (Dempsey); four grandchildren, Rebecca Gerae’ Pickering Fuller (John), Garry LaRon Pickering (Cindy), Talita Michelle Williams (Michael), Dempsey LaDale Williams (Kristen); nine great grandchildren, Joshua “J.M.” Fuller, Logan T. Fuller, Garrin H. Fuller, Cassady E. Pickering, Zachary G. Pickering, Ronin S. Ruble, Madison L. Williams, Jaxson D. Williams, Laurie Jayne Williams; and two great, great grandchildren, Ryder G. Fuller and Adeline K. Fuller.

The family would like to honor Mr. Pickering’s pastor, Rev and Mrs. Jerry Sullivan as well as long time family friends, Rev. and Mrs. Glyn Hilton.

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