Olivia "Mother Dear" Preston, 86, a lifelong resident of Raceland, LA and native of Lafourche Parish, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 14, 2020 at 3:40 PM at the Maison Teche Nursing & Rehab Center in Jeanerette, LA.
Visitation will be observed from 8:00 A. M. until funeral services on 11:00 A. M. on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Jones Funeral Home 230 South Hollywood Road Houma, LA. (All visitors are asked to adhere to the CDC/local regulations by wearing masks and practicing social distancing). A Celebration of Life Service will be held with Pastor Roland Bradley serving as the officiant. Services will be accessible by viewing the Jones Funeral Home, Inc. Facebook Page at 11:00 A. M. on Monday June 22, 2020. Olivia will be laid to rest in the New St. Matthews Church Cemetery in Raceland (Matthews) area.
Memories of Olivia or "Mother Dear," as she was known to many, will forever remain in the hearts of her children, Van (Stella) Johnson of New Iberia, LA, Lee (Linda) Johnson of Southfield, MI, Iwanda Johnson Lacey of Lockport, LA and Eric (Paula) Johnson of Raceland, LA; five siblings, Dorothy Preston Ingram and Perpetula Jefferson both of Raceland, LA, Betty Newton of New Orleans, LA and Shirley Wilkerson, and Judy Preston both of Oakland, CA; fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, two god-children, Marlin Ingram, Sr. and Givanni Jarvis and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Olivia was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander Preston, Sr. and Alma Brignac Lagarde; one grandson, Quincy Chambers; six siblings, Alexander Preston, Jr., Randolph Preston, Clifford Preston, Sr., Lawrence Wilson, Mildred Wilson and Annette Guidroz.
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