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Mr. Samuel Edwin Pickens Sr. of Southfield, Michigan Loving Uncle and Veteran born on September 12, 1934 in Meridian, Mississippi made his transition on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan at the age of 85. Viewing will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Ellis Funeral Home 22401 Grand River Ave. ( between Lahser Rd. & Telegraph Rd. ) Detroit, Michigan 48219. Service will  be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Family Hour at 10:30 AM with the Celebration Of Life at 11:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church 1000 Robert Bradby Dr. Detroit, Michigan 48207 Pastor Lawrence Foster Officiating 313-567-4575. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery 1200 Elmwood Detroit, Michigan 48207. Flower Delivery hours will be on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM.

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  • Friday, October 18, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Ellis Funeral Home
  • Monday, October 21, 2019
    Dear Vanessa, Joyce and Maurice. I am sorry to hear of your loss and I wish I could be with you on today. My prayers are with you and may the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit comfort you at this time.
    ~ Grace Gentry   Westland, MI