Jerlean Preston, 72, of Strong, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at South Arkansas Medical Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Garland and Verna Washington.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Preston and Felicia Dickson, both of Strong, and Fannie Mason, of Fayetteville; three sons Johnny Preston and Dale Preston, both of Strong, and Bobby Preston, of Huttig; three sisters, Namio Meadow, of Strong, Eunice Shaw, of Crossett, and Vivan Catewood, of Santa Mario, Calif.; two brothers Garland Washington, Jr., of Chicago and Herman Washington, of Carry, Ind.; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Ward Chapel CME with burial to follow at Ward Chapel in Strong under the direction of Reddick Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at the church.

Published: 12/29/2012