Mrs. Clara Mae Pickens

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Clara Mae Pickens, age 88. Sunrise June 10, 1934 and Sunset October 3, 2022. Clara was preceded in death by her parents; Alex and Leola Moody and husband Jimmie Pickens Sr. and 12 siblings. Left to cherish her memory, sons, Henry (Deborah) Pickens and Jimmie (Denise) Pickens Jr.; brother, Charlie (Patsy) Moody; sister Elsie Horne; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a host nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Please revisit this page and pray for The Pickens Family as they write the obituary for their mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.

Visitation 11:30 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Oakley Full Gospel Baptist Church, 3415 El Paso Dr., Columbus, Ohio. Interment at Mt. Levy Cemetery in Shubuta Mississippi. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The PICKENS Family, visit

Condolence Messages


    We will never forget Clara (Bonya) Pickens sweet hospitable kindness. We will always be grateful for her undying love for our brother, the late Jimmie Pickens. Sr. Take your rest, but your precious memories will live on forever. Clora, Ruby Winnie & Hattie

    • On behalf of the Pickens Family we so appreciate your prayers, acts of kindness and thoughtfulness! It’s been friends/family that have helped make this times less dark and more bearable as we move forward in our new reality absence our Mom. I’m sure there will be times that we succumb to our sadness but we’ll find some comfort knowing that you’re there to help uplift and support us. Sincerely Pickens Family

  2. My condolences to the family may the Lord give you comfort and peace
    Aunt Bonia will truly be missed

  3. Tuanita Pickens

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are we you and the family. ❤️❤️
    Love Poo and Detroit Family

  4. Carolyn Aaron-Jones

    Lemon, Carolyn and family: May GOD hold you close, comfort you gently, and carry you through,
    In Prayer and Sympathy: I will be your GOD through all your lifetime…I made you and I will care for you. (ISAIAH 46:4) Mrs. Pickens was a beautiful, kind, warm spirit. We were Blessed to have known her.

  5. Auntie when we last seen each other, I didn’t know that was the last time I would see and be with you. I love you. Take your rest until we all meet again one day. Love always your niece Pusie , (Martha)

  6. I loved Miss Clare. She was a hard worker with a big personality. I amso very sorry I had not heard of her passing. May her gentle spirit be with you forever. She was a special lady.

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