February 29, 2024

Angela Marie Pickens

Angela Marie Pickens, 51, of Racine, Ohio left this Earth to be reunited with her family and friends in heaven on February 8, 2023.

Angie was born August 1971 to parents Dennis Lee Richards, Sr. of Evans, West Virginia and Eva Marie Richards of Racine, Ohio. She graduated Southern High School in 1989, and subsequently graduated from Gallipolis Career College.

In 2022, she celebrated 20 years of marriage to her husband, Shelby Jay Pickens. Angie shared many happy memories with her former co-workers both at JD Drilling in Racine and Ohio University Credit Union in Athens.

Angie loved her family, and equally, her friends. Angie had a gift for preserving family memories and fun, and was known, with her husband Jay, to host family and friends for holiday dinners and summer cookouts, as keeping her family close was always her priority. Angie was generous with her heart, and giving with all she had. On her most enjoyable days she could be found in one of dozens of remote antique and Goodwill stores, across several states. She loved to hunt through vintage items and add to her collections. It is not lost on family, that the term ‘goodwill’ also embodied Angie. She never thrifted with only herself in mind, always finding treasures that she thought would bring a friend or a family member joy, and gifting them with her finds.

Angie’s special early morning group texts amongst her siblings and dad will be greatly missed.

Angie was preceded in death by her grandparents, French and Ruby Cunningham and Sylvia Evans, all of Jackson County, West Virginia; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Pickens; a step-brother, J. Cliff Cook; uncles, Don Evans and Bobby Gene Richards; and special friend, Shawna Davis Skeen.

Angie is survived by her husband of 21 years, Shelby Jay Pickens; she was a loving mother to two beautiful daughters, Alisha Dawn (and James) Yeauger and Jayla Paige Pickens; parents, Dennis Lee Richards, Sr. and (Judy Richards) and Eva Marie Richards; her sister, Eva M. Bailey; and brothers, Lee (and Tina) Richards; Matthew (and Sally) Richards; Dee Jay (and Jennifer) Richards; step-brother, Curtis (Holly) Cook; brother-in-law, James (and Jennifer) Languell; sister-in-law, Joyce (and James) McBee; brother-in-law, James Pickens; sister-in-law, Brenda Smallwood; brother-in-law, Ronnie Pickens; brother-in-law, Keith Pickens; sister-in-law, Kathy Stamm; lifelong friend and sister in this life, Melissa Farrell; family friend, Christopher Wolfe; along with many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Those who knew Angie admired her strength, her kind heart, and her spirit.

Services will be held at Roush Funeral Home on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Visiting hours are 11:00am-1:00pm with a brief service to follow. All friends and family are invited to dinner immediately after the service at the Farmers Bank Community Room at 640 E Main Street, Pomeroy, Ohio (enter through the back). Donations towards expenses, in lieu of flowers, are welcome and should be sent to Roush Funeral Home 205 S. Ritchie Avenue, Ravenswood, WV 26164. Expressions of sympathy and condolences may be sent care of Jay Pickens, 52760 SR 124, Racine, Ohio 45771.