Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Anne Penney Pickett

Anne Penney Pickett, 37, of Albemarle passed away Monday, November 27 surrounded by the love and comfort of her family after a long-fought, courageous battle against breast cancer. Anne was joyfully born to Lori Fitts and Scott Penney in Lewiston, Maine on March 19, 1980.

Originally from Mechanic Falls, Maine, Anne is an alumna of Albemarle Middle and High Schools, and was a member of the graduating class of 1998. Anne enjoyed a successful career at First Bank’s Highway 52 location, where she served as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager, and sat on the Albemarle/Richfield Local Advisory Board. She was a notary public and active member of the community, participating in the Albemarle Rotary Club. Her life’s greatest achievement was being a mother.

Anne will be forever remembered and loved by her husband Corie Pickett and beloved daughter Anna Pickett of the home; mother Lori Fitts and stepfather Jim of Misenheimer, NC; father Scott Penney and partner Pauline Parent of Mechanic Falls, ME; grandparents Gary Cotton and wife Frances of Mechanic Falls, ME; sister Jessica Turner and husband Christopher of Concord, NC; brother Samuel Penney of Oxford, ME; brother Jimmy Fitts and wife Christine of Misenheimer, NC; brother Dan Fitts and wife Heather of Misenheimer, NC. She is preceded in death by grandparents Diana Parker Penney, Samuel Penney III, Ernest Fitts Jr. and her great grandparents.

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2 at Prospect Baptist Church located at 502 Prospect Church Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.The family welcomes guests to wear pink in Anne’s honor.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to Anne’s daughter, Anna Corinne Pickett.  Donations should be made payable to Anna and mailed to PO Box 1005, Misenheimer, NC 28109.



  • Lynette Norton Goodman Posted November 28, 2017 6:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Anne was a beautiful person. Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care and that your in our thoughts and hearts and in our prayers.

  • Joyce Faulkner Posted November 28, 2017 6:59 pm

    Lori and family I am so sorry for your lost. What a beautiful Lady and so strong. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and surrounded by much Love. God Bless you .!!

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted November 28, 2017 7:45 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for the family. Anne was very professional in her job at the bank. It was an honor to have known her.

  • Wendy Bartlett-Doxsey Posted November 28, 2017 10:32 pm

    I am SO very sorry to hear of the loss of AnnePenneyPickett! I have followed the family’s loving tribute and response to honor and always love her. My heart is breaking for family. Sending love and many prayers to each of you!!

  • Susan Watson Posted November 28, 2017 11:01 pm

    Prayers for such a wonderful woman and mommy !

  • RJ & Shaana Richards Posted November 29, 2017 9:54 am

    There is nothing to say when a tragic loss like this occurs. Please know we are deeply sorry for your loss. And know you have many standing a little stronger in the days to come when you need it most.

  • Janice Fitts Posted November 29, 2017 5:31 pm

    Anne was a special, beautiful lady. Everyone who knew her, loved her. I hope that the family can get some comfort from the Prayers being sent your way. The Fitts Family from Maine , sends our love and may God Bless all of you.

  • Tara Huerta Posted November 29, 2017 7:56 pm

    I used to work with Anne at Orthocarolina. I will always remember her smile and funny sense of humor. The world has truly lost an amazing woman. She was such a source of inspiration and strength during her courageous battle with breast cancer. I want to let her family know I am praying for you all. Thank you for sharing Anne’s journey with us. Thank you for giving us a chance to pray during the difficult times and smile during the precious times. She will never be forgotten. #PenneyStrong

  • Ronald Fitts,Tracy Wheeler Posted November 30, 2017 4:01 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Anne ,our prayers are with the family.

  • Darlene Almond McCabe Posted November 30, 2017 4:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Anne was a wonderful person. I got to know Anne while she worked at First Bank. Many times I’d just poke my head in her office door to to say hey and end up having a bit of chat with her. I know she will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of the family and may God give each of you comfort during this difficult time.

  • Tom and Laura Beaver Posted December 1, 2017 6:08 pm

    God turns darkness into light. Your loved one is free of pain and suffering and now walks with our Lord.

    Our deepest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Anne Penney Pickett. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Steven DeBerry Posted December 2, 2017 4:04 am

    Ann was a very generous kind hearted individual that’s going to be greatly missed. I’m so sorry for her loss and send NY deepest condolences to the family.

  • Treena Cotton Posted December 2, 2017 7:26 pm

    My beautiful niece Anne you’ll forever be in my heart may you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family and to all Anne’s friends

  • Melanie Posted January 9, 2018 4:15 pm

    I have to say i just found out today that our sweet Anne was an amazing beautifull womon/person. Because of Anne i was giving a chance that not very many ppl get in life. I want to to say we will miss her so very very much!!!!! She is no-longer suffers from this crapy life. Its been a joy to know her always. God bless.

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