Iva Martin Pickett, age 83, of Carrollton, MO passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at her son's home in Dearborn, MO. Iva was born December 12, 1928 to Ernest and Margaret (Hoiwley) Martin in Wimauma, Florida.
Iva attended school in Portsmouth, Virginia. On November 13, 1948, Iva married Robert Henry Pickett in Portsmouth, Virginia. To this union, they were blessed with six children, Robert, Sharon, Nathan, William, James and Jeffery.
Iva served as a full time minister for 28 years for the Jehovah's Witness.
Iva is survived by her children, Robert Stephan Pickett of Jacksonville, FL, Sharon Elizabeth Laing of Lee's Summitt, MO and Nathan Andrew Pickett of Dearborn, MO; one sister, Ernestine Martin Cary of Portsmouth, VA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Iva was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henry Pickett, three sons, William Gregory, James Ernest and Jeffery Scott; two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with Brother Kim Major officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service starting at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton, MO.
The family suggests memorials to be made to the Carrollton Jehovah's Witness. They may be left at or mailed to Bittiker Funeral Home P.O. Box 223 Carrollton, MO 64633.