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City leaders honor D’Vonne Pickett Jr. with honorary designation of E. Union
City leaders honor D’Vonne Pickett Jr. with honorary designation of E. Union

Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) hosted a ceremony on Wednesday to rename a section of Union Street “D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. Way” in honor of the late community leader.  

Pickett was shot and killed in October outside The Postman, the mailing services shop he opened in 2018. Pickett and his wife, KeAnna — who have three young children — opened their business named after the profession of Jacques Chappell, Pickett’s great-grandfather, a mail carrier in the neighborhood. 

Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Councilmember Mosqueda to pave the way for the renaming. The resolution was written in conjunction with Mayor Bruce Harrell and Pickett’s family to honor his legacy. 

The street, which stretches between Liberty Bank Building, and Midtown Square, and is an area honoring important and loved figures including Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney Ave added in 2014 near Mount Zion Baptist Church and E Barbara Bailey Way designated in 2019 between Cal Anderson and Capitol Hill Station. 

Speakers include:

Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle City Council

KeAnna Rose Pickett, wife of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr.

De’Auzjanae Pickett, sister of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr.

Cassandra Nicole Chappelle, mother of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr.

Craig First-Rider, brother of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr.

Jermaine Williams, friend of D'Vonne Pickett, Jr.

Paul Sutton, friend of D'Vonne Pickett, Jr.


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