Anna Marie Pickett
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Anna Marie Pickett
  • December 25, 1949 - November 17, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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Anna Marie "Mama" Pickett, 67, of Rockford entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 17, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 25, 1949 in Camden, AR. Daughter of John and Juanita McNeely. As we celebrate the wonderful life of Anna Marie Pickett we remember she was a devoted Christian and member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She loved her God, her family, reading the Bible to her grandchildren and educating them, street ministry, writing poetry, sewing, and laughing at her own jokes. Educated in the Rockford School District, she achieved her GED and attended Rock Valley College. She was employed at the Post Office, St Anthony Hospital and Sunset Funeral Home and many other jobs.

She is survived by her loving husband who she fondly called Pickett, Norman Pickett; children, Andrew McNeely, Pierre McNeely, Lophina Thompson, Chris (Felicia) Pickett, Tim (Carla Meadows) Pickett, Laurence (Stephenie) Pickett; grandchildren, Drewina McNeely, Anjulion McNeely, Orlando McNeely, Tiffany McNeely, Dyvon Thompson, Sharika Thompson, DeQuale Pickett, LaTajaya Pickett, Josiah Pickett, Anjuree Pickett, Lorenzo Young, DesTini Young, Laurence Pickett, Steffoni Pickett; father, John McNeely; sister, Linda McNeely; brother, Lynn (Turela) Williams; extended children, Quinton Hanson, Amber Houston, Neiliux, Hanson, Orlanda Farley; many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her mother, Juanita McNeely; sister, Marie Nicolson; brother, Leon McNeely; daughter, Taberina McNeely.

Funeral Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 25 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1720 Morgan St, Rockford. Visitation at 9 a.m. until time of service. Rev Doctor Perry Bennett officiating. Burial at a later date.