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Jimmie Gayle Pickens (2-20-22) service 2-25-22

Jimmie Gayle Pickens departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the age of 74 years and 3 months.
She was born in Waynesboro on Nov. 20, 1947, the daughter of the late Clemen and Elsie Mae Franks Durbin. On Nov. 27, 1963, she was united in marriage to Ronald Pickens, who preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2011.
Jimmie had retired from Aqua Glass after 30 years with the company, and was a member of New Hope Community Church. Jimmie loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed yard work, planting flowers, decorating her home, having breakfast with her many friends at the Crump Cafe, and traveling. Her last trip was in November 2021 where she ziplined across a mountain in Gatlinburg.
Jimmie is survived by her children, Tony Pickens and his wife Torri, and Kim Tallent and her husband Jon, all of Adamsville; grandchildren, Tristan Pickens, Taylor Pickens, and twins, Abby Tallent and Carly Tallent; great-grandchild, Ezra Pickens; brothers, Donnie Durbin and Ronnie Durbin, both of Savannah; and sister, Carolyn Curtis of Savannah.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jimmie was preceded in death by brothers, Frank Durbin, James Durbin and Joe Durbin; and sisters, Nancy Weaver and Reba Vance.
A graveside service was held on Friday, Feb. 25, at Ledbetter Cemetery in Adamsville with Tristan Pickens officiating.