Need Immediate Assistance? Call us at 601-649-3342. | Send Flowers


Barbara Alice Pickering

Barbara Alice Pickering, 78, of Hebron, Mississippi, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was born Tuesday, July 21, 1942 in Jones County, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Hebron Baptist Church in Hebron, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Hebron Baptist Church and burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery. Bro. John Reid will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. (601) 649-3342

Barbara was a life long member of Hebron Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a loving mother and spouse, and she loved her grandchildren dearly. She began her career with the federal government as a secretary for the Federal Bureau of Investigations, followed by a long career as a food inspector with the United States Department of Agriculture until her retirement. During retirement, she owned and operated a successful tree nursery at her home. She loved reading, cooking for her family, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas R. ‘Tom’ Pickering, parents John Sharp and Nola Mae Todd Pickering; brothers Herman Pickering, Jerrell Pickering, Dale Pickering, Willis Pickering, and J.B. Pickering; brothers-in-law Billy Pickering and Willis Thames; sisters-in-law Vivian Thames and Gale Pickering.

Survivors include her sons Jason Pickering (Kim) and Wiley Pickering (Angie); daughter Ann Powell (Dana); grandchildren Kate Pickering, Baylee Powell, Will Pickering, Olivia Pickering, and Rachel Powell; brothers and sisters-in-law Shelbie Craft, Debby Vaughn, Avis Pickering, Rachel Pickering, Dan & Joyce Pickering, Danny & Rhonda Wade, and Clifford & Debbie Pickering; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Ray, Jason Todd, Bubba Newcomb, Jimmy Donald, Neil Pickering, and Russell Walters.

Online guestbook may be signed at


Barbara Alice Pickering
July 21, 1942 - August 26, 2020




Send Flowers

Register for Obituary Notifications

4593 Indian Springs Road | Laurel, MS 39441 | Map & Directions | 601-649-3342 | Email Us at     Like Us On Facebook

©2020 Colonial Chapel Funeral Home | Privacy Policy | Site Created By Gemini Graphics Inc.