Pickett, Ludie D.

1867 - 1953

Ludie Carrington Day Pickett USA 1867-1953. Born at Bayou Tunica, East Baton Rouge, LA, she attended Mansfield Female College in Desoto Parish, LA, and became a professor there. She met her future husband, Leander Lycurgus Pickett, when he had a speaking engagement there. He was a Methodist minister and itinerant evangelist. They were married in 1888, and they had seven children: Jarrell, Ludo, Willard, Vernon, Eulice, Wilbur, and Leroy. Her husband pastored a number of churches and conducted revival meetings throughout the South and Southwest. In 1890 the Picketts lived in Wilmore, KY, where her husband helped found Asbury College. She taught there as a professor, and also became president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Her son, Jarrell Waskom Pickett, graduated from Asbury in 1907 and eventually became a missionary to India, rising to Bishop of the Methodist Church in India. She and her husband wrote a book: “Careful cullings for children” (1903). She died at Wilmore, KY.

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