Sheila (Preston) Dean

November 25, 1949 ~ April 22, 2019 (age 69)


Sheila Lorraine (Preston) Dean was born November 25th, 1949 and call home to be with the Lord April 22nd, 2019.

She attended Lincoln High School of Gainesville, FL and was a former resident of the Porters community.

Then she adventured off to Albany, New York where she met her love Thomas Dean, Sr. She worked as a Secretary in the Albany New York Police Department for many years after resigning there she returned to her home town of Gainesville, FL where she worked for the Clinton Group, and became a homemaker and focused on loving her kids, grandkids and family.


Sheila is preceded in death by her mother & father Janic (Theophlius Sr.) Preston, Grandmother; Lottie Bell Lewis, Son; Tony Dean, Daughter; Latwana Gray, Grandson; Alex Newsome, Nephews; Charles Preston, Brother; Arther Preston Arther Preston, Great-Grandson; Manuel Newsome.

Her loving memories will live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved her; children; Janet Preston (Michael), Joetta Dean, Thomas Dean (Charla), Yolanda Dean(Tona);  Eightteen grandchildren: Manuel Jr, Shamanuel, Jhon, Antoinette, Anthony III, Dorrell, Thomas Destiny(Ryus), James, Alexis, Tony, Ariana, Sitreana, Markayla, Alyssia, Lil Lottie, Lovie, Paige, Ten Great-Grand Children, Nytria, Manuel, Jamaya, Delanna, Anthony III, Jenay, Jayson, Jaylen, Jhon Jr., Montrell Jr., One Great Great-Grandchild: Maliki, Two Sisters: Velma Preston, Bettey Joe Preston;Two Brothers: Theophlius Joe Preston, Jr., Donnie Preston; God-Daughter: Precious;  Nieces: Pamela Scott(Bamy) & Theresa Edwards, Best Friends; Harold Batie (B-Magic) Special loving friend: Melvin Anderson and a host of other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

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 Service Program


May 3, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Multipurpose Facility
1124 NE 3rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

Celebration of Life
May 4, 2019

12:00 PM
Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church
804 SW 5th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641

Interment following funeral service
May 4, 2019

Grasslawn Cemetery
2837 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

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