Tupelo-Mary Lou Pickard, 76, born January 19, 1941, gained her wings at 3:30 AM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. The Lord called her home. Mary Lou is survived by 5 children and their father, Stanley J. Pickard. Together, they enjoyed 10 grandchildren ,15 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 siblings in New York. She worked many years at North Miss. Medical Center where she was a beloved and devoted employee. She loved baking with her grandchildren as well as gardening, crafting, sewing, painting and knitting. She supplied many handmade accessories for cancer patients and those in nursing homes to enjoy, as well as cookies.
A memorial visitation to honor her life and to share memories will be held from 2 PM-5PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. All are invited to attend. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be assisting the family.
Mary is survived by her children, Susan Jarrell of Dexter, MO, Richard John Pickard of Monroe, N.C., Laurie Ingram of Guntown, MS, Colleen Holley of Belden, MS, and Shawn James Pickard of Stafford, VA.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's been over a week now and I still struggle to wrap my head around it. Tomorrow we will gather to share memories of you with family and friends and celebrate the amazing woman you were. You meant so much to me and my little ones. it breaks my heart that they had so little time with you. Please watch over them, and me. Keep me growing and moving forward. You are missed, so very missed. I love you Nana, I love you so much... until tomorrow.
Submitted by Sabre Barnett on Oct 6 2017 03:48:56 PM
LOVED TO ALWAYS SEE YOUR LOVING AND HAPPY FACE. SO SORRY YOUR ARE GONE FROM YOUR LOVED ONES
Submitted by Becky Blankenship on Oct 5 2017 11:16:42 AM
Prayers for the family. Loved this lady and her continuous smile and love of her job and people whom worked with her.
Submitted by Shirley McNair on Oct 3 2017 07:06:26 AM
Love you nana. <3
Submitted by shawna on Oct 2 2017 08:38:22 AM
Love and condolences to you all during this season.
Submitted by Jan Powell on Oct 1 2017 12:06:43 PM
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Shae woods lit a candle on Oct 1 2017 10:15:10 AM
We will always carry you with us .
Submitted by Shae woods on Oct 1 2017 10:14:08 AM
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Submitted by Mark Mavity on Sep 30 2017 05:52:59 PM
You left this world a better place, Nana. You and Da made my life worth living. Your body may be gone but you WILL LIVE FOREVER in my heart. I miss you so very much but I know you are with me ALWAYS. Rest In Peace my beloved Grandmother. I will cheer for Dak Prescott for you and even though you know I'm an Ole Miss Rebel, I will ring your cowbell and cheer on your Bulldogs every chance I get. I cannot wait to be be by your side again one day...
Submitted by Kristy Garza-Testa on Sep 29 2017 04:05:41 PM
I will always remember that little lady. She was a blessing to my soul.
Submitted by Kevin Ingram on Sep 28 2017 09:32:51 PM
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