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PRESTON Dorothy Tucker Preston, 87, passed away Saturday evening at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring after a short illness. She was born June 5, 1926, the first child of Dillard James Tucker Sr. and Lucy Holland Tucker of Jacksonville Florida. She graduated from Landon High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and DCT. Dorothy worked as a Bell Telephone Operator/Supervisor after graduation and married her husband, Page S. Preston on May 8th 1948. They had a happy life for nearly 63 years. After raising three children, Dorothy worked as a volunteer at Wolfson Children s Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by: 3 children, Mark Preston (Joye) of Jacksonville Beach; Nancy Preston Davis of Maryland.; David Preston (Dana) of Jacksonville; 5 grandchildren of their beloved Nana, Matthew Merriman-Preston (Tiffany) of Pittsburgh; Kristin Davis of Colorado; Meredith Preston of Jacksonville; Jeremy Davis of Milwaukee; Leah Preston of Orlando; 3 great-grand children, Owen Preston of Jacksonville; Aria Merriman-Preston and August Merriman-Preston of Pittsburgh; and brother, Jimmy Tucker (Sula) of Melbourne.. A memorial service will be held at Southside United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 pm officiated by Dr. Bruce Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy s name may be made to Southside United Methodist Church or Wolfson Children s Hospital. Words of comfort can be left at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 18, 2013
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