"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids--and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."

 - Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"

Sharon Pickett

Pickett Family Photo

Pickett Family Photo

Family photo of Charles and Florence Ford Pickett - left to right back row: Boyd, Larry, Cecil, Charles (Father), David, Michael, front row: Sharon, Patricia, Florence (mother), Beverly and Deborah.

Florence Ford

Florence Ford

Florence Ford married Charles Pickett and the couple had ten children: Cecil Bruce Jr., Michael, Boyd, Larry, Patricia, Beverly, David, Sharon and Deborah.She was a dedicated homemaker, an accomplished seamtress and a volunteer at YMCA working with youth.  Her life is detailed in numerous chapters in, "I Cannot Tell a Lie" starting in Chapter 33. 

Ford Cousins

Ford Cousins

Photo of Ford first cousins - left to right Candy Lynn Ford Webb, Carol Allen Adams, Deborah Pickett, Sharon Pickett, Angela Allen Henry.