Jerry Michael ‘Mike’ Pickering


Jerry Michael “Mike” Pickering passed away at the age of 75 on Friday, April 24, 2020 from pneumonia at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.

Mike is survived by his wife Jane, his two daughters Marie and Carla, his brother Larry, and three sisters Virginia, Teresa and Tina. Also surviving are three nephews and seven nieces.

Michael was born Feb. 27, 1945 in Paris, Texas to Gordon and Juanita Pickering. He grew up as a young boy in New Orleans and later moved to Fort Worth, where he graduated from Pascal High School. He married Jane Eisenbrown in Houston on Aug. 17, 1980. They soon moved to Schulenburg where they built a home and owned and operated 2J’s machine shop. Michael had a passion for life and was known as a small boy as “Dennis the Menace.” He grew up to become a wonderful man who was deeply loved by his family and friends. Michael’s friends and family will also remember Michael’s passion for hot rods and the many times they saw him racing his 1967 red Camaro at the racetrack

Due to recent health concerns, and in accordance with the CDC and the county judge’s recommendations, the family has requested a private viewing.

A public visitation was set for Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange.

A graveside service will be at Freyburg Methodist Cemetery in Freyburg on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. If you would like to attend, out of respect for the family’s wishes, it is requested that you stay in your vehicle with the windows down.

The family suggests memorial donations to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson La Grange, TX 78945; Alzheimer’s Association, Capital of Texas Chapter, 3429 Executive Center Dr. Suite 110 Austin, TX 78731; or the charity of one’s choice.