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Maurice Preston Sr.


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Maurice Preston Sr. Obituary
Maurice John Preston Sr. was born to the proud parents Gladys and Machele Preston, on February 22, 1922. Maurice Sr. was a member of the First AME Church for 94 years. He was known as a a civil rights pioneer in Gary, Indiana. Maurice Sr. was married to Jean Preston, for sixty-four years, and from that union, Maurice J. Preston Jr., and KaSandra M. (Robert) Grace, were born. Survived by loving wife Jean; three loving children Mary Jane, Maurice Jr., and KaSandra and their spouses. Surviving grandchildren Christina, Zion, Jordan, Andre', Ciezonn, Becky, Shelly, and Carson; and great grandchildren Topaz, Jerald, Sonnett, Manuel, Dior, Karras, Perry, Dana, Roman, and Timothy; great-great grandchildren are Rhys, Rhyon, and Rhory. Coupled with a host of lifelong extended family members and friends. Visitation Monday, August 15, 2016 from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. with family hours 6-8:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 W. 11th Ave. Funeral service Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at First A.M.E. Church 2045 Massachusetts St. Rev. Virgil Woods officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.
Published in the Post Tribune from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2016
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