Elton Pickering was born December 27, 1942 to Raymond (Doc) and Eloise (Bo) Pickering at their home in Fields, LA. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 22, 2017.
He served as Parish Manager for the Beauregard Parish Police Jury for over 30 years. During this time he served on the Board of Directors for 911 at its inception helping to map and name roads. He also served on the Board for the Beauregard Airport. He also served as Civil Defense Director, Flood Plain Manager and was a member of the National Association of County Engineers. He worked with DOTD in the Off System Bridge Program, was a member of American Public Works Association and the Continuing Professional Development Program. He was an avid supporter of the JTPA for many years. He received several commendations for Outstanding Service. He was on the Executive Board of Louisiana Police Jury Association. Served two (2) terms as President of the Louisiana Parish Engineers and Supervisors Association. He was listed in Americas’ Registry for Outstanding Professionals. He loved his job and trying to improve the roads in his parish. He worked for their proper recognition in all forms of government. He was concerned about the people and wanted to help in any way he could. But the biggest goal and passion in his life was to tell people about Jesus. Many times people would come to his office and pour out their troubles and he would tell them of the never ending love of Jesus and pray for them. He led many to the Lord. Elton was ready to be with his Jesus. The pain had become so bad and he was so tired. He never doubted that God would heal him. He always told people that God WOULD heal you either on earth or in Heaven. All you had to do was to believe in God. He was an active member at Mystic Baptist Church for many years. Giving and Laboring to keep up the Lord’s House.
He left to cherish his memory his wife and soulmate Kathy, and their daughter Kirsten. Two sons: Elton Jr. (Pete) and wife Darla of Merryville, LA; Steven (Cotton) and wife Deidy of Fields, LA. Three grandchildren: Micah and Aiden Pickering of Merryville, LA and Tristan Pickering of Fields, LA. His siblings: Rayburn and wife Nancy of Jasper, TX; Lee and wife Linda of Lake Charles, LA; Patricia Gore of Singer, LA; Diane Clifton of Singer, LA; Mary and Sam Pierce of DeQuincy, LA. Step-sons, Don Hollingsworth and Dreama of DeRidder, LA and Jorge Hollingsworth of Starks, LA. He loved his family and spending time with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ross.
Visitation will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 4:00 PM until and the service will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM all at Mystic Baptist Church in Fields, LA. Brother Lewis King will officiate. Burial will follow at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields, LA.