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Helen Pickens (10-22-21) service 10-27-21

Helen Cole Pickens, 94, of Savannah, died on Friday, Oct. 22, in Savannah.
She was born in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Robert Roy and Esther C. Alley Cole. She was united in marriage to James R. Pickens, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Pickens was a homemaker and was of Baptist belief.
She is survived by her children, James Larry Pickens, David Keith Pickens, Linda Janelle Burks, Shirley Ann Bowling, Jerry Michael Pickens, Jimmy Reese Pickens and Mary Jo Blount, all of Savannah, Robert Eugene Pickens of Selmer, Lisa Renee Newberry of Florence, Alabama, and Rebecca Jane McDade of Huntingdon, Tennessee; 19 grandchildren 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, John G. Cole of Savannah.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren; two brothers, Harold and Don Cole; and three sisters, Lucille Shaw, JoAnn Smith and Jessie Mae Jerrolds.
Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with David Rushlow, Nathan Renfroe and Seth Pickens officiating. Burial followed in Wilkerson Cemetery at Savannah.