November 3, 1977 - February 24, 2021
Mr. Clifton Lamont Richard Pickens, 43, formerly of Peoria, IL passed away at 11:11 am on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN. Clifton was born in Peoria, IL on November 3, 1977 to Richard and Glenda (Rasberry) Pickens. Clifton attended Manual High School in Peoria, IL. He loved cooking and enjoyed talking and hanging with his nephews. Clifton leaves to cherish his memories his father, Richard Pickens; one daughter, Quesha Jones; one sister, Clea (Marcus) White all of Peoria, IL; two brothers, Courtland (Mary Jane) Pickens, Sr. of Golden Valley, MN and Cardell Pickens of Peoria, IL; a special aunt, Debbie Williams of Peoria, IL; two grandchildren, Shemar and Sebastian; four nephews, Tre’Von, Mechai, Tristen, and Courtland Jr.; one niece Zyara; several other aunts and uncles who love him dearly, along with a host of cousins and friends. Clifton was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. A private graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Historic Springdale Cemetery. Gathering at the cemetery will commence at 11:45 am. Pastor Michael Watson of Love and Kindness Ministries C.O.G.I.C. will officiate. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing will be observed. To be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Mr. Clifton Lamont Richard Pickens, 43, formerly of Peoria, IL passed away at 11:11 am on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN. Clifton was born in Peoria, IL on November 3, 1977 to Richard and Glenda (Rasberry) Pickens. Clifton... View Obituary & Service Information
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