Cristena Jane (Easter) Pickens, 84, of Evans, WV, passed away January 12, 2019, in the Ravenswood Care Center following an extended illness.

She was born March 23, 1934, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late Freeman Woodrow and Ada Mae (Anderson) Easter. Her husband, Ronald Pickens; granddaughter, Bethany Flowers; brothers, Joe Easter and Frank Easter; sisters, Barbara Staats and Shirley Barnette also preceded her in death. 

She worked 20 years for the Ripley Sportswear sewing factory. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary # 5501 Ripley, WV and attended the Salt Hill Church, Ripley. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, line dancing and camping. 

Survivors include her daughters, Terry Y. (Claude) Thornton of Leon, Cynthia J. (Larry) Fox of Ripley and Tammie J. (Greg) Blankenship of Sandyville; brother, Frederick Easter of Fairplain; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor David Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. 

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