Alexander Jordan PickensNovember 30, 1994 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 23)
Alexander Jordan Pickens, 23, of Huntington, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born on November 30, 1994 in Huntington, he was the son of Greg Pickens and Melony Jones Fitzwater. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Herman Edward Pickens. Alex graduated from Cabell Midland High School in 2013. He was a kind-hearted, compassionate and patient son, brother, grandson and friend. He lovingly helped care for his Mamaw Jeanie as often as he could and made his family proud. He touched the lives of so many people and will be remembered for his great sense of humor; his laughter was infectious. Alex was considered a dear friend to so many people and will be missed dearly. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Phyllis Jean Pickens of Barboursville; maternal grandparents, Wiley and Rosalie Estep of Huntington; sister, Abigail Pickens of Huntington; special cousin and friend, Dylan Parker of Huntington, uncles, aunts, other cousins, relatives, friends and his beloved cats, Jake and Alice. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Beard Mortuary, with Pastor David Lemming and Rev. Andrew Magnusson, officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Memorial Park in Huntington. The family will welcome friends at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Alex’s honor to the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, 800 Maine Avenue S.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20024.