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Obituary for Cleootis Preston, Sr.

Cleootis Preston Sr., was born June 5, 1925 to the late L.B. Preston and Earline Davis Preston in Ft. Gaines, GA. He entered eternal rest September 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He started his life out working for Volkswagen of Bridgeport for some years and moved on to General Tire. For many years at his last job, he worked for the City of Bridgeport.

Cleootis was a very hard worker and great provider for his family. Not only did he work hard, he played hard too. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He also enjoyed being around his family and friends.

Cleootis Preston, Sr., was predeceased by his wife, Juanita Preston and children, Alma Teasley, Betty White, Otis Lee Preston, Jr., Roland Teasley and his sister Deaconess Mary Rembert. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen (Preston) Dixon, of Bridgeport; children, Maggie (Preston) Pettway of Trumbull; Theodis (Ismarella) Preston of FL; Emma Jean Teasley of Naugatuck; Maryann Teasley of VA; Iris Teasley of New Haven; Pauline Preston and Thomas Massey Sr., of Bridgeport; Arthur Preston Jr., and Carolyn Preston of West Haven; Shawn (Michelle) Howard of Stratford; Leeotis (Lashanda) Preston of Stratford; Cleootis Preston Sr., is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, family, friends and special caregiver-friend Kizzy Knight of NY and others (caregivers).

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2nd New Light Original FW Baptist

25 Princeton Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605





10:00 AM
2nd New Light Original FW Baptist

25 Princeton Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Pastor Thurman Owens, officiating.

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Park Cemetery

620 Lindley St.
Bridgeport, CT 06606


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