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Gerald Paul Pickney

February 14, 1957November 1, 2020
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Gerald Paul Pickney was born February 14, 1957 in Lafayette, Louisiana to the parents of Elwis Johnson and Freddie Mae Pickney. Gerald was raised in Opelousas, Louisiana. Gerald was educated in the Opelousas School District. He graduated from Opelousas Sr. High School in 1976. While in Opelousas, Gerald attended Holy Ghost Catholic Church. When Gerald moved to Houston, he attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Franklin Anderson. Gerald also attended Westminster Assembly Church in Linwood, Washington. Gerald was a strong man full of compassion, a loving husband, a supportive father, and a great provider to his family. Gerald spent 30 years as a lead machinist with Hughes Tools Company in Houston, TX, and Jamco in Washington state. Gerald was an avid softball player throughout his life. He loved watching all kinds of sports, especially his beloved Seattle Seahawks football team and always made sure to wear their team colors during games. Gerald was an excellent cook and loved to cook for his family. The family loved when he cooked his famous barbeque. He was also a lover of music, especially rhythm and blues. He liked to attend live concerts and had a massive collection of vinyl albums back in the day before cassette tapes and cd’s became popular. Gerald departed this life on Sunday, November 1, 2020. He is preceded in death by his loving mother, Freddie Mae Pickney-Thierry. Gerald leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Patricia Pickney, one son - Nathan Earl Pickney (Yolanda), one daughter - Andrea Nicole Pickney, 2 stepdaughters, Latonya Denise Taylor and Marva Latrell Taylor (of Washington), six brothers, James Thierry (Martha) of Texas , David Pickney (Catrina) of Oklahoma), Bryan Pickney of Louisiana, Joseph Thierry (Delores) of Oklahoma, Harold Thierry, of Oklahoma, Valery Thierry (Shirley) of Louisiana, and a sister, Marilyn Richardson (Jo) of Oklahoma , 1 loving uncle and aunt - Billy Pickney and Joy Bertrand of Louisiana, Nine (9) Grandchildren, Two (2) great-grandchildren, and a host of beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Debbie and Roger McCane

November 25, 2020

Gerald I pray for your family!! Thank you for making my beautiful friend Patricia a happy wife for many year's. She always had kind words when she spoke about you. Thank you for coming to our wedding on New Year's Eve 2013. It was heartfelt ♥ praying for strength and comfort now and always for Patricia and your family. Rest in peace Debbie and Roger

Don Dennis sr .

November 21, 2020

Thoughts of you and the family at a time like this, I wish I were There with you and the family , but just know my prayers are with you. Love uncle Don of California

Patricia Pickney

November 20, 2020

Dear Gerald,
From the moment, I met you I felt special you just had that way about you. In Meeting your two kids Nicole & Nathan, and Nathan's beautiful wife Yolanda & your sweet ex-wife "Cheryl who I love, and your wonderful grandchildren, your Brothers and sister Marilyn, and your cousins & nieces. I was overwhelmed and out of breath because I felt so loved and welcomed into such a fine family as this. My daughter's Tonya & Marva adored you. You will always be PAPA to Isaiah and Kenyon they miss you so. Meeting and loving you is the best part of my life. This is when I started to live my best life. I've learned so much from you. You were tough! Always strong, and never afraid of anything. You will always be my Gerald, My Heart, My love.

Dora Gaither

November 20, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Nathan and Nicole we pray that God will comfort you now and forever. It is so hard to loose a Father but may you find joy as you reflect back on your many memories.
💕Uncle David & Aunt Dora💕

Carolyn Pickney-Broussard

November 20, 2020

Gerald, will forever be in my heart. We were special cousins because we were the first boy & girl cousins of our Pickney siblings . Growing up you were always willing to share whatever you had with "only" me. Your siblings and our cousins knew this about our special bond. Because of our closeness and your responses to their request to share, they gave me the name "Just Callie" which they continue to call me even to this day. I answer to "Callie" with a smile in my heart always remembering you and knowing that everything is... as you would say "Fine, Great and Fantastic!"
You are loved and I will miss you.

Ida Mathews

November 19, 2020

Gerald you were a character whom we will always remember & love Rest In Peace
To the family you have our deepest condolences
Love you all
Mathews Family

Debbie McCane

November 18, 2020

Praying for the family lord bless

Cheryl Pickney

November 18, 2020

It's difficult to say goodbye to someone who made such a great impact to my life. You took care of us (me and our wonderful children) and helped to provide a wonderful home for us. I remember our trips to Opelousas to visit the family and you driving your red Camaro Z28 too fast and getting tickets. I will forever be grateful for all that you sacrificed to take care of our family. May you now rest in peace and we will see you on the other side. Our prayers go out to your loving wife Pat and the rest of the family who will all miss you so much. You will forever be in our hearts.

Marchelle celestine

November 15, 2020

Derrick and I wish to send our deepest condolences to the family...
Gerald will always have a special place in our hearts.. His kindness and unwavering friendship did not go unnoticed. He will always be remembered and He will be truly missed.
May God give you peace during this time of sorrow..

Hanna Victory

November 15, 2020

Gerald, I can still see you in a serious conversation with my son Pat on my 75th Birthday. I can still hear your voice. You’re gone from this place, but you won’t be forgotten. You were larger than life, and kind too. Had to work on one July 4th., but you came down to bring us ribs you BBQ.
You can now rest peacefully, all of your worries and pain are gone. I have my memories of you and Patricia, and you will live on with them. God bless and keep you well🙏

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Biography

Gerald Paul Pickney was born February 14, 1957 in Lafayette, Louisiana to the parents of Elwis Johnson and Freddie Mae Pickney. Gerald was raised in Opelousas, Louisiana. Gerald was educated in the Opelousas School District. He graduated from Opelousas Sr. High School in 1976.
While in Opelousas, Gerald attended Holy Ghost Catholic Church. When Gerald moved to Houston, he attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Franklin Anderson. Gerald also attended Westminster Assembly Church in Linwood, Washington.
Gerald was a strong man full of compassion, a loving husband, a supportive father, and a great provider to his family. Gerald spent 30 years as a lead machinist with Hughes Tools Company in Houston, TX, and Jamco in Washington state. Gerald was an avid softball player throughout his life. He loved watching all kinds of sports, especially his beloved Seattle Seahawks football team and always made sure to wear their team colors during games. Gerald was an excellent cook and loved to cook for his family. The family loved when he cooked his famous barbeque. He was also a lover of music, especially rhythm and blues. He liked to attend live concerts and had a massive collection of vinyl albums back in the day before cassette tapes and cd’s became popular.
Gerald departed this life on Sunday, November 1, 2020. He is preceded in death by his loving mother, Freddie Mae Pickney-Thierry.

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