Lester Fitzgerald Picot

April 16, 2023
Lester Fitzgerald Picot

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Lester Fitzgerald Picot, 62, passed away in Williamsburg on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Lester was born in Carrsville, VA in 1961 to Carrie and William Picot.

After High School, Lester dutifully served his country by joining the U.S. Army. During his time in the service, he received numerous decorations including Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar and Korea Defense Service Medal. After his time in the Army, Lester worked for several companies retiring as a Systems Engineer for the Aerospace Corporation. Lester graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems from Strayer University and was still a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Lester was always active in his community. He was a leader in the Boy Scouts and a mentor for several Eagle Scouts. He was a member of The VFW Post 7589 and Army Historical Foundation. Lester had a great passion for gardening. He worked in creating a community garden at Wellspring United Methodist Church and took pleasure in beautifying his home with his green thumb. Lester also enjoyed fishing and riding his Can Am Spider.

Lester is preceded in death by his brothers, Gregory and William Picot and a sister, Brenda Luster. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Elizabeth Picot; sons, Royce Maynard Picot and Kyle Fitzgerald Picot; soon to be daughter-in-law, Vanessa Curry and siblings, Ursula Faulk, Johnnie Picot, Larry Picot and Stanley Picot. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive visitors from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 23rd at Bucktrout Funeral Home located at 4124 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg. A Memorial Service will be held at Wellspring United Methodist Church, 4871 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, on Monday, April 24th at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at 1:00 pm at Albert G Horton Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Lester’s Memory to the VFW Post 7589, P.O. Box 10206 Manassas, VA 20108.


Memorial Service

Monday, April 24, 2023
10:00 AM

Wellspring United Methodist Church - Directions

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Graveside Service

Monday, April 24, 2023
1:00 PM

Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery - Directions
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434

Visiting Hours

Bucktrout Funeral Home
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • June 15, 2023
    Billy says:
    Wendy, I am so sorry to just now hear about the passing of Lester. He was always the same person with a kind and warm compassion for helping anyone that needed assistance. You two were an amazing team that loves your children and your vacations. I am praying for you and your family during this season! respectfully Billy

  • April 25, 2023
    Dede Sullivan says:
    Wendy I am so sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. What a wonderful man he was - always with a great smile. I am glad I got to work with him. My thought are with you and your family.

  • April 25, 2023
    Anthony Jones says:
    It is with the deepest sympathy that I offer my condolences to Wendy Picot and Family. Lester was truly a good man. May God continue to wrap His Loving Arms around each of You.

  • April 23, 2023
    Elaine Brown says:
    Wendy and sons. Sending heartfelt condolences on the loss of a great person and man. Worked with Lester and Wendy for a number of years. During that time Lester provided a lot of sound wisdom to those around him. He will be missed!!!! Praying God's continued strength to you!!!!

  • April 23, 2023
    Elaine Brown says:
    Wendy, Royce, and Kyle I am sending my heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your husband and father. I worked together with Lester and Wendy for a while and got to call them friends. Lester was a great person that provided some sound wisdom. He will be missed!!!