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Pickens, John C. IV

John C. Pickens, IV, 49, of Woodcock passed away at his residence on January 18, 2021. John was born on March 29, 1971, in Passaic, NJ, the son of Mary Pickens. He graduated from Strong Vincent High School with the class of 1989.? After completing his LPN training, he held positions at Fairview Manor, Bayada Home Health care for over seven years and was Pickens, John (2)currently working at Edinboro Manor. He enjoyed singing, dancing and had written and produced his own album, ?Push with Me.?

Survivors include his mother, Mary Pickens, of Erie; his husband, Tom Jones, of Woodcock; son, Jared Pickens, of Erie; daughter, Jasmine Pickens, of Erie; sister, Rotica Pickens, of Pittsburgh; sister, Vetta Pickens, of North Carolina; sister, Amber Pickens, of Erie; brother, Seth Pickens, of Erie; and many other siblings, nieces, and nephews.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday, January 22, 2021, from noon until 2 p.m. with a funeral service to be held at 2 pm. Interment will follow at Acker-Rodgers Cemetery in Saegertown.

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#1 Comment By Christopher Luoma On January 20, 2021 @ 5:50 am

My heart is heavy and words alone couldn?t come close to express my sorrow. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for John and his family.

Christopher Luoma

#2 Comment By Janet Denardi On January 20, 2021 @ 7:14 am

Johnny – you will be missed by all of us. What joy you always brought to Papa and me, especially when you were singing or just being LOUD. Love you. Mama

#3 Comment By Adele Bethune On January 20, 2021 @ 1:34 pm

My mother was at Fairview Manor and John was always so kind to her and our family. He would share his love of baking with me and I will always appreciate his love and kindness to our family. You have my deepest sympathy.

Adele Bethune

#4 Comment By Samantha Hayes On January 20, 2021 @ 1:42 pm

John….I could always count on you, as a fellow nurse and friend. You are irreplaceable and will always be remembered. Tom and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP friend, I love you

#5 Comment By Carol Rosborough On January 20, 2021 @ 6:17 pm

Johnny you will be missed. You were a big part of mine and Uncle Allens life. We love you. We are thinking of Tom and the rest of the family. Love Uncle Allen, Aunt Carol and Connor.

#6 Comment By Barbara Husband On January 21, 2021 @ 5:34 am

Very special nurse may god bless u on ur journey home

#7 Comment By Chrystal Diamond On January 21, 2021 @ 6:19 pm

When John and I met, we didn?t know we knew people in common and he thought I hated him and I didn?t know him. As time progressed we got to a family thing and enjoyed each other?s company and ended up being 2 people who laughed at each other and that?s how we rolled. I?m going to miss him dearly and miss my crazy friend. He?s the 1 person who can turn my frown up. I love u John

#8 Comment By Anelle (Mama) Dugan On January 22, 2021 @ 1:09 pm

My thoughts and tears are with you on this day, I wish I could give you a big hug, or sit and listen to all the good stories that are going to be shared. John will be missed.
With Sympathy and Love

#9 Comment By lynda samilio On February 1, 2021 @ 9:18 pm

Mary,
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish John Peace.