Brenda Jean Pickard

April 3, 1949November 15, 2021

“How sweet it is at the evening after a long and well spent day, to close the eyes in slumber and from the toil of the day.”

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 2:30 pm at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC officiated by Rev. Ellis Carson. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 pm.

Brenda Jean Goins Pickard was born on April 3, 1949. She was the youngest of eight children born to the late Cordice Russell Goins and Lillie Mae Alston Goins. She departed her earthly life on November 15, 2021.

She attended Guilford County and Greensboro City Schools. She graduated from James B. Dudley High School in the class of 1967.

She was united in holy matrimony on July 12, 1980, to Johnnie Anderson Pickard.

She retired from Western Electric/Lucent Technologies and worked for a few years at Tyco.

Brenda was a lifetime member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and worked with the scholarship committee.

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by two sisters, Virgie Mae Goins Crump and Jo Ann Goins Cooke, one brother James Russell Goins.

She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving and supportive husband, Johnnie Pickard, one stepdaughter, Felicia Donnell, one sister, Mary Goins Herbin (James, Sr.) Richmond, Virginia, two brothers Richard Henry Goins and Billy Eugene Goins, both of Greensboro, North Carolina, three brothers-in-law, Walter, Ed and Howard Pickard all from Reidsville, North Carolina, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends including a devoted neighbor, Joyce King.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is serving the family of Brenda Goins Pickard. Online condolences may be made at


  • Cordice Russell Goins, Father (deceased)
  • Lillie Mae Alston Goins, Mother (deceased)
  • Johnnie Pickard, Husband of 41 years
  • Felicia Donnell, Step-Daughter
  • Mary Goins Herbin (James, Sr.), Sister
  • Richard Henry Goins, Brother
  • Billy Eugene Goins, Brother
  • Walter, Ed and Howard Pickard, Brothers-in-law
  • Virgie Mae Goins Crump, Sister (deceased)
  • Jo Ann Goins Cooke, Sister (deceased)
  • James Russell Goins, Brother (deceased)
  • Joyce King, Devoted neighbor
  • Brenda is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, November 21, 2021


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Maxine and clyde Lea

November 21, 2021

Johnnie, you know the grief we share with you at this most difficult time. We’ve known Johnnie for a long , long time , and Brenda for many years , and we became best friends . We will miss those little drop-in visits from she and Johnnie . She was a very , very nice and friendly person , we will also miss those dinner dates we shared with she and Johnnie , and we will continue to do the same with Johnnie but Brenda you will be missed! May God comfort you Johnnie . Love!!

Sophia Branch

November 21, 2021

My cousin Brenda will be missed by so many. I always admired her love and support for the family. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and all that deeply cared for her. May she rest in peace.
With sincere sympathy,
Sophia Goins Branch (Michael)


November 21, 2021

Condolences to the Pickard and Goins families. Edwin M. White III - James B. Dudley classmate of 67.

Tanya Barrett

November 21, 2021

Mr. Johnnie,
I pray the comfort of the Holy Spirit over you and your family. Mrs. Brenda's smile and words of wisdom will be missed. All of us at the shop send our love.

Heartfelt condolences,
Tanya & the CustomCare Auto Services family

Rosalind Moore

November 21, 2021

Know that I am praying 🙏 for the family. Brenda was a nice person to know.
Class of 67`

Margo Hodges Harper

November 20, 2021

“Mrs. Pickard” is what we all called her, she was a loving and kind hearted woman who we (The Hodges Family) will truly miss. From the day we met her and her husband we instantly went from friends to FAMILY. She loved us and our children so much and we all thought the world of her as well. There wasn’t a birthday or a Holiday or just because she wouldn’t stop by and see us and as she would say “where those babies”. She will truly be missed. Rest in Heaven, and continue to watch over us! We got Mr. Pickard, we will take good care of him and make sure he get his weekly hot dogs and occasional grilled cheese!

Delores Parker

November 20, 2021

To the family of Brenda, I send my deepest condolences and prayers.
I worked with Brenda in Winston Salem at Western Electric. Brenda was such a sweet and caring person to all that knew her. May she rest in eternal peace.
Delores Whitsett Parker
Kinston, NC

Jacqueline Rogers Knoll

November 19, 2021

A beautiful woman. We attended school together. I will always have fond memories of you. God Bless JACKIE Rogers Knoll

Pastor and kayren Evans Evans

November 19, 2021

Mrs.Brenda and pop always brought a smile to my face and supported me ..always came in with a smile

Sandy Kearney

November 19, 2021

Brenda R.I.P. God have called home and beautiful angels and to the family keep the faith may God keep blessing you all