Norma Janelle Morton
Funeral services for Ms. Norma Janelle Morton will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Kewanee, Miss. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Ms. Morton, age 87, of Meridian passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at her residence.
Janelle was a retired cosmetologist. She worked for many years at J.C. Penney and had a shop at her house after retirement. Her clients were loved like family. Janelle was a member of Salem Baptist Church and after marrying, she became a member of East End United Methodist Church. After East End closed, she joined Poplar Springs United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed serving as a greeter. In her earlier years, she was a girl-scout leader. Janelle was a member of the local Audubon Society, the Moose Lodge, the Red Hat Club, and The International Singing Brakeman Society.
She was an artist, a lover of nature, an animal lover, she enjoyed traveling with her family, and she was a superb chef and entertainer. Janelle loved sunsets, dancing, music, picking flowers, making natural floral arrangements, and long walks in the woods. Janelle was an avid Auburn Tigers fan "WAR EAGLE!" She adored her grandchildren and always spending special time with them; she always instilled in them her knowledge of The Lord and how to live your best life and to enjoy the smaller things. She will be affectionately remembered as "MiMi/MeMe" by her grandchildren and "Puddin'" by her friends and family.
Janelle was an honest person, sometimes to a fault. She had a great sense of humor and sharp wit. Janelle never met a stranger and exemplified kindness and a good nature. She was totally devoted to her family, still teaching her children and grandchildren how to do everything "the right way." At the end of each day, she would say "bye-bye sun" and passed that down to her children and all of her grandchildren.
Janelle was preceded in death by the father of her children, Winfred H. Morton Jr.; her son-in-law, Jimmy Taylor; her mother, Mildred Ingram Pickard; her father, Barney Pickard; and her brother, Bobby Ray Pickard.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Jenny Lynn Taylor, Tina Marie Sexton (Jimmy), and Barbara Gay Tadlock (Danny); her grandchildren, Lauren Olivia Taylor, Jet Tyler Sexton, Kayli Michelle Sexton, Harley Dylan Sexton, William Barry Tadlock (Macy), Brock Allen Tadlock, and Branson Blake Tadlock; her great-grandchildren, Angelina Marie Sexton and Jaxson Clyde Tadlock; her best friend and first cousin, Betty Lynn Wheeler (Joe); her sister-in-law, Myrna Pickard; her nephew, Bobby Dale Pickard (Stephanie); and numerous other nieces, nephews, and friends.
If desired, donations can be made to the American Humane Society or to the World Wildlife Fund.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.
"See ya later alligator... after while crocodile."
Published on November 27, 2019


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Gail Swenson
Dec 01, 2019
Deeply sorry in the loss of this precious lady. She was my friend and hairdresser for 10 years and she lived on the next street from my house.

We shared many private moments talking about the family history of the Pickard family tree and the annual get togethers.

My deepest sympathy to Janelle's family that she loved so dearly.

Shirley "Gail" Swenson
Helen Dawkins
Nov 29, 2019
A sweet friend .
Karen Edwards Jara
Nov 27, 2019
My love to the family I grew up with and shared so many happy memories. Janelle's lust for life was delightfully contagious and she shared many an original recipe with my mom who handed them down to me. My family still enjoys them today. Janelle would love that. Praying for peace and comfort for you all, Karen.
Lisa Stanton Craft
Nov 27, 2019
Miss Janelle was one of a kind, an original. She was one of my many " mothers" growing up. Her daughter Tina was my best friend. I remember going to her house at about 5 years old and many, many times after. Jenny Lynn, Tina and Gay, I know you are sad now, but you can be so proud of the way she loved and cared for you. Love always, Lisa