Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery

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Jeannette Pickett

July 19, 1964July 31, 2019

The evening of July 31, Jeannette Pickett of Springfield, Va. received her wings at the age of 55. Jeannette (Nett Nett ) was born to Gloria Jean Cristwell and the late Alvin Robinson. At the age of 16, she started her career as an intern, working with juvenile and homicide division, moving on to becoming Administrator Specialist. Jeannette worked for The Department of Justice for 38 years and was on her way to retiring in January of 2020.

Jeannette loved to travel, especially out of the country, she traveled to Rome, Paris, Canada, Mexico, just to name a few, various islands and had just came back from Sidney Australia, and was spending her birthday/ vacation in Seattle Washington when the lord called her home. She had plans to go to Las Vegas to see Janet Jackson and later on in the year, she was planning a 5 country tour. Other than her mother, she left her husband to be Donald Yates, who was very devoted to her, step father, Alfred Sr., brother, Alfred Jr., stepbrother Anthony, half-sister Vernita, 3 half-brothers, Sean, Andree' and Ahmad, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends.

When someone you love dies...you never get over it, you just slowly get through each day. But you always keep them tucked within your heart. Visitation, 10 a.m. until time of funeral services, 11 a.m., Tuesday August 13, 2019 at Alfred Street Baptist Church 301 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Jeannette Pickett

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Debra Moriarty

August 13, 2019

To the family of Jeannette,

Please accept my sincerest condolences for the sudden loss of your loved one (dear Jeannette). I knew and worked with Jeannette both at the U.S. Attorney's Office in DC and we were also colleagues in the National Security Division at the Robert F. Kennedy Building (Main DoJ). Jeannette was a wonderful friend and colleague. She was also a very sensitive, kind and caring person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

I'm keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and keep you during this difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Debra Moriarty

Regina Carter

August 10, 2019


Your friendship and bright smile will be missed while we shard a common interest in home and decorating books at the hair salon.

God bless you my friend.

Ruth Reese

August 8, 2019

To Jeannette's Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. I knew Jeannette from the U.S. Attorneys Office. She was a kind and beautiful person. I looked forward to seeing her smile and dimples every day. And, no matter the situation Jeannette ALWAYS had a kind word. Don't worry about Jeannette she's in good company. Ruth

Tracee Plowell

August 8, 2019

I was devastated to learn of Jeanette's passing. We were friends and coworkers at DOJ. I will never forget her smile (and her smirk), her laugh, and her always perfect hair. We had a lot of good times driving to odd places for work and sharing stories about our mutual friends at the USAO/DC. She will be missed.

Wishing Donald and the family, hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.

With deepest sympathy,
Tracee Plowell