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Jimmy Lee Atterberry

September 3, 1950 ~ March 13, 2017 (age 66)
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Jimmy Lee Atterberry, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 8:40 P.M. March 13, 2017 at Mount Vernon Healthcare in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born September 3, 1950 in Marianna, Arkansas to parents, Lion Lillie and Mary (Clark) Pickett.

Per Jimmy's wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Jimmy is survived by his siblings, Albert Crowder, Jr. and wife, Mary of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Roy Pickett of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Arthur Pickett of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Fred Pickett of Madison, Wisconsin, Jerry Pickett of Cleveland, Ohio, Betty Pickett of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Peggy Dickey of Kileen, Texas; aunt, Martha Freeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Willie Pickett, Leo Pickett, Cleo Pickett, and Mary Ann Pickett; brother-in-law, Willie J. Dickey; sister-in-law, Deanne Pickett; and aunt, Carrie R. Hughes.

Jimmy was of the Baptist faith. He was a hard worker and enjoyed fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jimmy was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

For those who wish, the family request memorials be made to Newell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Newell Funeral Home, 2707 North Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call the Mount Vernon office at (618) 246-0100, the Waltonville office at (618) 279-7272, or visit for further information and to send condolences.

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