PICKETT, DOREEN ANITA Ocala - Doreen Anita Pickett, age 72, of Ocala, FL, passed away February 13, 2017 at West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala, FL. Doreen was born on September 3, 1944 in Barbados to Alfonzo and Olga Bishop. She moved to Marion County in 2006 from Newburgh, NY. Doreen was a dedicated Registered Nurse of over 40 years and a member of the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Ocala, FL. Doreen is survived by her husband of 45 years, Hersal Pickett; two children, Hersal R. Pickett and his wife, Sarah, Jerome Pickett and his wife, Tina; three sisters, Miriam Bishop, Yvette Bishop and Velma Bishop; two brothers, Edison Hope and Carl Hope; four grandchildren, Hersal Pickett II, Justino Estella, Ricardo Pickett and Mackenzie Baltar; and many other family members. In addition to her parents, Doreen was preceded in death by her brother, Wilbert Hope. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 9 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Ocala, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations in support of the Doreen Pickett Scholarship Fund at Marist College, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. Memorial contributions can also be made on-line at maristconnect.marist.edu/give. Please indicate your contribution is for the Doreen Pickett Scholarship Fund. Private cremation will follow under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto, FL. Burial will be at the Florida National Cemetery at a later date.
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