Mary Lucille Jones Pickett Prevette

Published 11:09 am Monday, January 30, 2017

Mary Lucille Jones, Pickett Prevette, 86 went to see her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 28, 2017. She was born November 9, 1930 in Jacksonville, FL to the late William Baxter and Florence Edwards Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Eugene “Gene” Prevette on January 3, 2017; David D. Pickett, Jr.; her sister, Iva Lee Green; and her brothers, Buddy Jones, Bo Jones and Paul Jones, all of Jacksonville, FL and Great Granddaughter, Cheyenne Belle Hoots. She worked many years at King Edward Cigar Factory in Jacksonville, FL with her sisters. She married Gene Prevette on April 10, 1974 at which time she moved to Clemmons, NC. She became a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church in Oct., 1974. During her many years at Clemmons First Baptist she did babysitting for Mothers Morning Out & Special Services, Bible School, and was a member of the Quilting Ministry where she assisted with making thousands of quilts for the Children’s Home, Pregnancy Center and for the babies born at Forsyth Medical Center. Her real passion was to visit shut-ins and church members, friends in nursing homes where she would take her delicious cakes and cookies and witness to them. She also was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching Darryl Waltrip and Cale Yarborough. She leaves to cherish her memory sons, David D. Pickett, III (Cindy) of Hilliard, FL., Kenneth Prevette (Demetra) of Winston-Salem, NC; daughters, Diane Westmoreland (Tom) of Lewisville, NC, Marcia Collins (Chris), Carol Rose (Arnold) of Clemmons, NC. Vicky Hoots (Robin) of Mocksville, NC and Joan Hoots (David) of Yadkinville, NC; grandchildren, Angela Hazelwood (Chris) and Mary Collins Rose (Chris) all of Lewisville, NC; Nick Collins of Clemmons, NC, Thomas Westmoreland (Anna) of Charlotte, NC, Heidi Pickett Mizell (Stephen) of Fort Worth, TX, Jason Prevette (Michele) and Bridgette Prevette all of Winston-Salem, NC , Cherie Yarbrough (Gary) of Mocksville, NC, Lee Rose of Clemmons, NC, Chris Hoots of Mocksville, NC, Brandy Hoots of East Bend, NC , Sarah Watkins (Daniel) of Thomasville, NC, Rebecca Hoots (fiancé, Caleb Whitman), and David Hoots of Yadkinville, NC; sisters, Novelyn Volkmann of Lakeland, FL, Elizabeth Garner, Shirley Buss (Carl), Betty Jo Cox all of Jacksonville, FL, and sister-in-law, Mary Sparks (Bill) of Rhonda, NC; 22 Great Grandchildren; and 1 Great Great Grandchild. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and many dear friends. A special Thank You to Helyn and Billy Carr for their love and devotion they have shown for many years. Granddaughter, Mary, mom’s namesake found a beautiful poem about mothers: “Your Mother Is Always With You”
She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on the brow when you’re not feeling well, she’s your breath in the air on a cold winters day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the color of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space…not even death. Author Unknown. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at Clemmons First Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Hammett officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons, NC. The family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to the service at the church. We would like to thank The Crest of Clemmons who took wonderful care of Mary during her almost 4 years there. We would also like to thank the staff, volunteers, and the pet visitation at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for the love and care they provided. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Clemmons First Baptist Church Quilting Ministry or Alzheimer’s Association in Mary’s memory. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at