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1 of 9 | Posted by: LaVonya Moore - Fort Wayne, IN

“To the family of Helen Pickett my prayers and love are with you. I knew your mother for most of my life and she had a positive impact on the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Laura Anetta Cato - Dallas, TX

“To the family of Helen K. Pickett, we the Pastor and members of Abundant Love Ministries take this time to extend words of comfort to you during your...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Abundant Love Ministries Bishop Gary l. Bush, Sr. - IN

“Sorry to hear of your loss may God Bless you all ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Wilson. Essie. Petty - FT. Wayne, IN

“Karen, I would like to share a poem that I often read as I grieve over loses in my life. Its nearly thousand years old written by a Jewish physician...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Timothy Harris - Albany, GA

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Willie/Mac Starks - Fort Wayne, IN

“Karen, so sorry for your loss. I remember her from the Little League Days, such a nice lady. How lucky you got to have all that time with her. She...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jerri Cornejo - Fort Wayne, IN

“My condolences to the families on the loss of such a great person, Helen S. Pickett, who has achieved quite a lot in this community. May she rest in...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Arbreyse Chapman - Fort Wayne,, IN

“Prayers for peace and comfort in your time of need ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: RANDOLPH & Evelyn. Jackson - IN


HELEN S. PICKETT of Fort Wayne, IN died January 19, 2018 at the age of 92. She worked alongside her husband, Walter Pickett in owning and operating the Ellis Funeral Home LLC, which was established in 1968. She was the first black female licensed mortician in the state of Indiana, having served on the Indiana Funeral Service Board for many years and was a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. Helen also served as past president of the Memorial Park Neighborhood Association and was the first woman to run for coroner for Allen County.