"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"

Patricia Pickett

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...

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...

Florence and Charles Pickett

The happy couple when they lived in Canton, Illinois.

Ford Family Reunion

Ford Family Reunion, Peoria Illinois.

Ford Cousins

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