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On the afternoon of Thursday, May 9th, 2019, Ruby Joyce “AA” Pickett, at the age of 67 years young, gained her wings to heaven after a lengthy illness. Joyce had lived in the Whitwell community for the past 40 years. She had been employed with Salem Carpet Mill as a sewing surge.
Joyce had the love of life for her family, friends, her two sons and her grandchildren. She loved to swim, riding horses, exploring on 4 wheelers and motorcycles along with jeep riding.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Chalmas and Jewell Calloway; son, Christopher Michael Pickett and sister, Carolyn Conke.
The ones left to cherish her memories are her sons, Herbert “Bear” (Angel) Pickett, Jr. and Ronnie (Amanda) Calloway; her lifetime soulmate, Herbert Pickett, Sr.; brothers, Bubby Calloway, Charles (Arlene) Calloway, Jeff (Faye) Calloway, Larry (Sara) Calloway, Bryan (Jeannie Lou) Calloway and Jimmy (Belinda) Calloway; sisters, Trish Foshee, Jeanette Dixon and Pauline Calloway; grandchildren, Natasha (Terry) Pickett, J.T. (Emma) Pickett, Ashley Calloway and Mayla Moore; four great-grandchildren along with bunches of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive guest on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDT and Sunday, May 12th, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm CDT at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, Tennessee.
The funeral will be conducted in the Chapel at Tate Funeral Home on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 3:00 pm CDT.
Joyce will be laid to rest following the service at Pickett Cemetery in Powells Crossroads, Tennessee.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC., 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN 37347, 423-942-9500.