Brenda Pickard Obituary (2021) – Greensboro, NC

Pickard, Brenda Jean Goins

“How sweet it is in the evening after a long and well-spent day to close your eyes in slumber and from the toil of the day.”

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC by Rev. Ellis Carson. The family receives friends before the service from 2 p.m.

Brenda Jean Goins Pickard was born on April 3, 1949. She was the youngest of eight children of the late Cordice Russell Goins and Lillie Mae Alston Goins. She left her earthly life on November 15, 2021.

She attended Guilford County and Greensboro City Schools. She graduated from James B. Dudley High School in the 1967 class.

She was married to Johnnie Anderson Pickard on July 12, 1980.

She retired from Western Electric / Lucent Technologies and worked for Tyco for a number of years.

Brenda was a lifelong member of the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and served on the scholarship committee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Virgie Mae Goins Crump and Jo Ann Goins Cooke, a brother of James Russell Goins.

To cherish her memories, she leaves a loving and supportive husband, Johnnie Pickard, a stepdaughter, Felicia Donnell, a sister, Mary Goins Herbin (James, Sr.) Richmond, Virginia, two brothers Richard Henry Goins and Billy Eugene Goins, both Greensboro, North Carolina, three brothers-in-law, Walter, Ed, and Howard Pickard, all from Reidsville, North Carolina, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, including a devoted neighbor, Joyce King.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel serves the family of Brenda Goins Pickard. Online condolences can be made at

Published by Greensboro News & Record on November 19, 2021.

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