Donald Pickering Dies

Donald Pickering (Submitted photo)

Donald “Icha” Pickering (pronounced “Isha”) died on May 4.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lantis Phillip (pronounced “Iyantis”); and father, Alvin Duncan.

He is survived by brothers: Francisco (Cisco) Jennings, Alexander (Ipa) Pickering, Mario (Map) Pickering, and Melvin (Jah Ruby) Pickering; sisters: Lauris (Girley) Brown, Vanessa (V) Brewley and Susan Frett-Potter; and nephews: Peter (Danny) Mitchell, Everette Wilkinson, Marcus Pickering, Derek Brown Sr., Maurice (Lil Ruby) Pickering and Evonte Ray.

He is also survived by nieces: Shenell Jennings, Nichole Brooks, Monique, Maureen, Larissa Pickering, Jakeema Smalls, Joyneisha Stephens and Joyneida Brown; many great nieces and great nephews. Special mention relations include cousins: Howard “Howie” Gray Jr. and Samuel “Sam” Gordon.

Other survivors include special friends: Teacher Lyn-Lyn Smith, Andy (Simba) Turnbull, Ted (Midnight) Rabsatt, Louis (Dock) Frett, Jenny Hodge, Walter Bostwick, Leah Estrill, Belrice Hodge, Renee Simon and Nichole Smith.

The viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., Monday, May 20, at Blyden Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.

Professional services have been entrusted to Turnbull Funeral Home and Crematory Services at 3815 Crown Bay Suite 10, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802.