Frances B. Pickering
Mrs. Pickering, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Brookdale Carriage Club where she made her home.
Born April 12, 1928, she grew up in Lewis, Iowa and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska. She moved to New York upon her marriage where she worked for the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1970, she moved to Miami, Florida where she was the Executive Officer of the Kendall-Perrine Board of Realtors for 26 years. She moved to Charlotte in 2009 to be closer to family. She was an avid, passionate fan of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat basketball team.
She is survived by her son, Benjamin R. Pickering Jr. and his wife, Elena V. Pickering of Charlotte; daughter, Joan Ariel of Redding, CA; grandchildren, Elena P. Currington and husband, Ryan P. Currington, and Christopher A. Pickering, Sgt. Maj. Joshua M. Kreitzer, Joy F. Kreitzer and Rian B. Kreitzer; and great grandchildren, Madison Grace Currington, Dylan Christopher Currington, Declan Ryan Currington, Nathaniel Capps, Cassandra Olson, Sierra Cozens, Isabella Kreitzer, Meisha Kreitzer and P.J. Kreitzer.
Benjamin R. Pickering, Sr., to whom she was happily married for 61 years, preceded her in death in 2007.
Mrs. Pickering’s family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15th at Harry & Bryant, 500 Providence Road in Charlotte. They will also receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 17th at Stanfill Funeral Home in Miami, FL prior to a graveside service at 2:00 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Doral, FL.
Condolences may be offered at www.harryandbryantfuneralhome.com.