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Mary Prestage

Mary Evelyn Prestage

Sunday, November 23rd, 1941 - Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Mary Evelyn Prestage passed away at age 79. She was cherished by all who knew her.

Mary was born on November 23, 1941 and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, one of six children of Lee Roy and Clara Clytee (Crumpton) Pannell. She was affectionately known as “Sister” by all of her family. Mary graduated from Frayser High School and attended Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Among her many interests she had a passion for sports and fulfilled her dream of playing basketball and volleyball while attending high school and college.

On March 14, 1964, Mary wed the love of her life, Leslie Gene Prestage, and they began their journey together. Mary and Gene’s lives were truly intertwined, but especially so during the last years of her life. Gene completely devoted all his time to her care, rarely leaving her side. She was “his girl” and he was her constant companion.

From their union came a precious son, Les, and a lovely daughter, Amber. For the past several years, Amber, along with her husband, John, and her sons, Alex and Ashton, devoted their lives to caring for her mother and her brother, during their extended illnesses.

Mary had several careers throughout her life. She retired from Dupont, after more than 20 years, then became a realtor and finally a Coordinator for the Van Buren County Senior Centers. Most importantly, Mary was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.

She treasured her children and embraced every moment of their lives as well as her grandchildren. She especially loved being a grandmother. She loved it so much that she “adopted” a close friend’s three sons and became their grandmother also. Mary lived long enough to welcome her newest great granddaughter,
Sofia Grace Prestage, in October.

Mary may no longer be with us, but her legacy will always remain until we see her again. She taught us by her gentle example, the way a true friend, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and person should be. Mary was a devoted Christian who lived her faith the way Jesus taught. She only saw the good in everyone. She loved everyone. She judged no-one. She forgave freely. She worked hard. She gave generously. She never met a stranger. She will never be forgotten.

Mary is survived by her beloved, Gene Prestage, Sr.; daughter, Amber (John) McIntosh; grandsons, Wilson (Luisa) Prestage; Alex Klepko, Ashton Klepko; adopted grandsons, Wiley (Krista) Duncan, Michael
(Danielle) Duncan and Brendan Pett; great granddaughter Sofia Prestage; adopted great granddaughters, Khylie Wade and Natalie Duncan; brother, James Pannell; sister, Judy (Allen) Green; and sister, Sherry (James) Moore and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Dorothy Hadaway, sister, Wilma Holland and son, Leslie Gene Prestage, Jr. (Les) who passed away on March 15, 2020.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services for Mary Prestage at Fairfield Bay Baptist Church
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. before funeral services commence. Burial will be at Eglantine Cemetery Immediately After

The funeral will be live streamed on the Fairfield Bay Baptist Church FaceBook page.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Fairfield Bay Baptist Church
    Address
    481 Dave Creek Parkway
    FAIRFIELD BAY, AR 72088
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Fairfield Bay Baptist Church
    Address
    481 Dave Creek Parkway
    FAIRFIELD BAY, AR 72088
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Brother Gene Tanner
  • Interment

    Location
    Eglantine Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy 330
    SHIRLEY, AR
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CAROL WOOLSEY

Posted at 07:10am
TO GENE , AMBER AND FAMILY MY DEAPEST SORROWS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL. MARY WAS A VERY DEAR FRIEND TO ME AND I WILL MISS HER SO. DEAR MARY REST IN PEACE MY ANGEL NO MORE SORROW NO MORE PAIN. I LOVE YOU DEAR LADY. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY MEMORIES AND HEART. CAROL.
 
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Rose Michelle Woolsey Posted at 09:12pm

My fond memories of Mary were times when I worked under her for VBCAP. She taught me how to make cornbread from scratch..always encouraged and praised me for a job well done. If I had done wrong she would correct me and give me a hug. Mary you will be missed by many; but you will always remain in our hearts.
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