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Ronnie LaMar “Toot” Pickett, 48, was born September 3, 1970 and departed this life and took flight on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at a local hospital. Ronnie attended City High School and was a skilled mechanic and talented carpenter. He loved to cook and ride motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Odell Pickett; grandparents, Rev. Floy and Geneva Scruggs, Philip and Eria Pickett; aunt, Juanita Mills; uncles, Thaddeus Pickett and Johnny Mills, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Janet Pickett; sons, Adam and Joshua Pickett; mother, Pastor Rosena Pickett Billingsley; sister, Natasha (Demetrius) Alexander; brothers, Terence (Gwendolyn) Pickett, Leon Pickett, Clarence Powell and Darrell (Rocksand) Martin; aunts, Mrs. Sandra Pittman, Cynthia (Arthur) Williams, Jeanester Pickett and Sabrina Scruggs; uncle, Kenneth (Rachel) Pickett of Fort Wayne Indiana; a host of other relatives and friends. The body will lie in state beginning at 9:00 am until 1:00 pm on Monday, August 5, 2019 . A funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Burse officiating. Interment: Highland Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995

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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    RIP RONNIE. MY heart and prayers go out to the family.
    ~ Terry Sneed   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, August 4, 2019
    R,I,p, Toot You will be missed I'm so happy I came too see you a month ago .You are out of pain now .and cancer free .
    ~ Phyllis Preston   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, August 4, 2019
    Sorry for the loss. My heart goes out to all of you. Toot will always be in my prayers and memories as well as the family. Buster
    ~ Samuel Strickland   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Monday, August 5, 2019
    So sad to hear this news, my prayers are with you all. Gwendolen Williams
    ~ Gwendolen Williams   Sebastian, FL