Liam Michael Picker

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April 3, 1996 - February 13, 2015

  • Visitation: Grace Church
    • Tuesday February 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM to 10:00:00 AM
  • Service: Grace Church
    • Tuesday February 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM to 1:00pm
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    Picker, Liam Michael, of St. Charles, MO., died on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the age of 18. Beloved son of Mike and Lisa Picker; dear brother of Chelsea and Zoe Picker; cherished grandson of Bethel Picker; treasured nephew of Joan and Joe Kozma, Judy and Scott McMillen, and Tonja, Mike McColloch, Jerre (Picker) and Jim Klump, Maryellen Picker, Maggie (Picker) and David Beavers, Jeannie (Picker) Hunter, and Jayne (Picker) and Mike Mansfield; loving cousin of Wendy and Shane Ridgeway, Angie and Jason Ridgeway, Jaime Ridgeway, Kurt Burcham, Allen Burcham, Garrett McColloch, Makenzie McColloch, Tonya McMillen, Char and Earl Pardo, Beth and Chris Graviss, John Wike, Scott Klump, Chris Klump, Andrew Klump, Brynne and Ted Kemp, Kara and Dave Bailey, Tyson Rinderknecht, and Christine and Mike Glaser; great-aunt Neenie. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Earl Picker, William Leach, and Vandell Mignon Pieratt and his uncle Johnny Mark Picker.
    Liam had a love for Japanese, speaking and writing the language. He was a talented pianist playing his entire life and composing his own beautiful music. He enjoyed tennis and shared his love of the sport by teaching. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
    May God Bless all those who mourn Liam.
    Memorials may be made to Harmony for Peace "Gift of Music" info@harmonyforpeace.org.

    Guestbook Entries

    1. Betty February 13, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      May God be with you!!!!!

    2. Jonah February 14, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Zoey, I am sorry for your loss.

    3. Rhonda Ford February 14, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Dear Lisa, Chelsea and family, Dick and I are so saddened to hear about Liam. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rhonda and Dick

    4. Dr.Joe&Diane Haggerty February 14, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Dearest Michael, May the Holy Spirit lift you up to GOD and may the LORD give Grandma Bethel and all of your Precious Family the Strength of His Love at this time, to know that youare with GOD OUR FATHER.

    5. Sandy drysdale February 14, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Prayers and love for Liam from the Drysdale family. We will miss seeing your sweet face in our home. Thank you for being Emily ‘ s best friend and always being there for her. She loves you Liam. She will miss you forever.

    6. Mike & Tina Solomon February 14, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Our hearts ache for the loss of such a fine young man. Liam we loved when you came and visited. Thanks for being such a dear friend to Eric. We will miss hearing you play piano for us and your beautiful smile. Mike, Lisa & family if there’s anything you need let us know. With heartfelt sympathy ~ The Solomon Family

    7. Linda Wafe and Bill Promaroli February 15, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Dearest Zoe, Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of Liam rest in peace. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at this difficult time.

    8. Rita Coker February 15, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Mike and family I hope you find peace

    9. Rita Coker February 15, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Mike and family I hope you can find strength and peace during this most difficult time.

    10. Kathy Cushman February 15, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Zoe, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

    11. Nathan Zimmerman February 15, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      I met Liam only a few years ago but I truly felt I had known him for a long time he always had my back when I needed a friend and was as sweet as can be and I will truly miss him Brian will as well.

    12. Mary Alice February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Liam was the first person to ever ask me to dance. It was at a convention, and even though we did not exchange names after, it was very special to me. I was fortunate enough to meet him again last year and become his friend. I regret letting us drift apart in recent months. I would give anything to go back and reach out to him. I cannot believe that he is gone. He attended my graduation party and played wonderful music on the piano for my whole family. We all adored him. He was far too young and gifted. I love you, Liam, and I will never ever forget you and the happy times we shared, no matter how few. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    13. Cheryl Wren Kesterson-Allen February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Lisa, so very sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers are with you & family. Cheryl

    14. Carole and Philip Knight February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Our hearts ache for you. God will give you strength, and the love of your family and friends will keep Liam with you always.

    15. Kathy Bizelli February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Dear Lisa and family, I am so very sorry for your loss….my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    16. Kathy Powell February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      We were so very sad to hear of Liam’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family and I hope they have a circle of love protecting and nurturing them. Please accept our care and concern for Liam’s family and the whole extended Picker family. You are all so close that the love and the pain is shared by many.Sending you our love and prayers,Jeannie and Kathy Powell

    17. The Tocco Family February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      We are so saddened by the loss of Liam. He was always so sweet. We will pray for your family and that Liam’s soul is now at peace. Much love to you all.

    18. Lynn Van Allen February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      To all the Picker family and friends we offer our deepest sympathies. We hope the outpouring of love and kindness shown on this message board will give you some comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by so many. We hope the wonderful memories of Liam give you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful family. With much love, The Van Allen Family

    19. John Knudsen February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Liam was one of our first customers at Manticore Game Shop, and he always came in happy with a positive attitude that brightened the mood of everyone around him. We will always keep his memory alive and remember his smiling face, and we were happy to know such a great person.

    20. Elena Estrada February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Liam,
      I will never forget you. I will never forget the times we had together at Anime STL in the last two years along with the times you would come into Manticore Game Shop to play magic. I remembered green and white were your favorite colors to play in your magic deck. I remembered you gave me a plainswalker I needed for my collection. From this day forth i will never give up that card. I will cherish it as a remembrance of you. Thank you for the memories.

    21. Elaine Knudsen - Manticore Game Shop February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Prayers for Liam’s family & close friends today & the days ahead. How I wish we could rewind time and change the course of this, but we can not. Liam was special and genuine. We are lucky for the times we got to spend with him. He was a truly good guy and always a pleasure to converse with. Loved his smile! He will always be remembered & not forgotten.

    22. James Schneider February 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      I didn’t meet Liam officially until shortly before his tragic death. We held a very ntellectual conversation about numerous topics and it was truly an eye opener to hear things from his perspective. Never once when hanging with our group of friends at Manticore did I hear him say a foul word, instead he was always smiling, and his eyes would squint when he would smile. I remember the last time I saw him, he was wearing skinny khakis with a blue and white striped shirt which I thought was cool. Over the next few days we conversed more on Facebook and I had final,y found another person to accept me which I appreciated. When I heard the news, I was in shock, I felt as if my world had fallen apart knowing that a friend had done this t themselves. I have had friends try in the past, a,ing with myself, but they had never severely hurt themselves….I guess the reality that knowing that I will never be able to wake up, go to Manticore and see Liam with the group again is gonna be tough….I wish it was just a bad nightmare for all of us instead of reality. However, the night after hearing of his death I did have a dream about him. We were all at Manticore in Our usual corner, we being me, him, and all our friends, and he said goodbye and that he loved all of his and she started playing Carry on my wayward son on the piano and we all sang together in the worst noise ever that could be called singing, but it was also the most beautiful sound ever. I’m gonna miss you Liam, fly high…

    23. Bob and Mary Anne Monroe February 17, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Mike, Lisa, Zoe and Chelsea,
      Please accept our deepest condolences for your profound loss. Words cannot express the unspeakable sadness that has reached us here in Philadelphia. You and the entire clan have been in our thoughts and prayers. Please reach out to whomever you need. God Bless you all. Rest in Peace, Liam.

    24. AL Genovese March 15, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply

      I just saw this and was sadden to the news that little Mike (as I knew him) joined his Dad. To the entire Picker family, we wish you all the very best in life.
      Al Genovese family!

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