Eliot Noland Pickens

December 2, 1966 - May 26, 2018
Eliot Noland Pickens

Eliot Noland Pickens, 51, of Hendersonville, NC passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his residence after a brief illness. He was the son of William Monroe Pickens, Sr. of Charlotte, NC and Barbara Price Pickens of Jamaica, NY. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mildred Price.

Eliot graduated from Howard University and Johnson C. Smith University, earning a bachelor’s degree. He worked for Matthews Construction and promoted music. Eliot was well-versed in politics, music and friends and was a lifelong NY Jets fan.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Marlena Pickens; two brothers, William Monroe Pickens, Jr. and David Johnathan Pickens; step-mother, Lena Pickens; two sisters-in-law, Debra and Carla Pickens and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Eliot’s well-known sayings: “Is It Over Already?” and “It Was A Win-Win Situation.”


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  • May 29, 2018
    Denise says:
    Iam very sorry for the recent loss of your dear loved one, Eliot . I have a brief encouraging message I would like to share with you from the Bible. The Bible can be a great source of both comfort and hope during this most difficult time in your lives. For an example, at Revelation 21:3-5 it assures us that the day is soon coming when our most loving Heavenly Father is going to wipe away the tears of sorrow from our eyes and that even pain and death will be no more. I hope after reading this it will be of some comfort to each one of you. If later you would like to learn more from the Bible about why we die or why does a loving God allow so much suffering and injustice, please feel free to go to the website: www.jw.org to find satisfying answers.

  • June 02, 2018
    Phyllis Waddell says:
    My deepest condolences go out to the pickets family. Elliott Pickens have a great guy I knew him for years he one of my childhood neighbor he was my brother's best friend. Laugh joke live life to the fullest even when he found out he had cancer he was determined he was going to beat it and it wasn't going to beat him. Even through all his pain and agony he still smile, sometimes he does SNAP just had to put him back in his place and then go smile talk about you know I love you you're going to be greatly missed my brother I love you rest in peace. Essence Mrs Pickens I'm going to pray for you. I can't even begin to describe what you are going through but you are in my heart and in my prayers along with Bill and David God bless y'all.

  • June 05, 2018
    Karl Greenwood says:
    My good friend EL is what we called him is no longer with us. He lost his battle with a illness that's taking a lot of us he has his wings know. Like they say he only takes the best. You will be missed my brother SIP LUV YOU MAN.

  • June 07, 2018
    gc says:
    My sincere condolences to the Pickens family. May your many fie memories of Eliot and loving words comfort family and friends during this very difficult time and the days ahead (Isaiah 57:15)