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Vera Prestriedge

~~Vera Dalton was born on January 21, 1922 in Elmo, TX to Christopher Columbus Dalton (31) and Mattie Virginia Neel (27).  She married Benjamin "Joe" Prestriedge on August 17, 1945.  They had two children during their marriage.  She passed into the Kingdom of GOD on August 27, 2017 at the age of 95. 
Vera was a farmer's daughter and lived most of her younger years in Peeltown, TX.  When she was about 21 years young she joined the Women's Army Corp and was in the Army for about 3 years.  Her childhood sweetheart Joe Prestriedge had been discharged from the Army so she came to Dallas and they got married.  She then returned to Maryland where she was stationed for about three months until she was discharged.  (Back in those days, if a woman got married she was no longer allowed in the military.)
Her first born, Ronnie Joe Prestriedge came along in 1946 and then they moved to Pleasant Grove in 1948.  Her second son Benny R. Prestriedge was born in 1951.
After the kids were grown and out on their own, Joe and Vera moved to Henderson county and lived in Tool, TX where she was a member of the Body of Christ Church and attended worship at the Church of Christ in Seven Points.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Benjamin Joe Prestriedge; Sisters:  Beatrice Uldine Guthrie; Delma Florence Flokes; and Verna Pastuszka, and a brother Roy Burton Dalton.
Her surviving extended family consists of two sons and their wives:  Ronnie Prestriedge and Cecelia of Rowlett, TX and Benny Prestriedge and Cathy of Mesquite, TX.
A sister:  Dorothy Robinson of Garland, TX.
Six grandchildren:  Johnny R. Cross of Royce City, TX; Allen W. Cross, Sr. of Forney, TX; Christy Chester and husband Cleon of Waxahachie, TX; Amber Preston and husband Brian of Bismarck, ND; Lisa Massey and husband David of Dallas, TX; and Andrew Patrick Prestriedge and wife Chrissa of Dickinson, ND.
She has sixteen (16) Great grandchildren and two (2) Great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be:  Andrew Patrick Prestriedge, Johnny Cross, Jr., Allen Cross, Sr., Allen Cross, Jr., David Massey, and Justin R. Cross.  Honorary Pallbearer:  Cleon Chester.
Friends and family will gather for visitation from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at the Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Homes in Seven Points, TX.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning, September 2, 2017 at 11:00am at the Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Homes, Seven Points, TX.  with Rev. Dan Short officiating.
Interment will follow at the Shiloh Cemetery in Kemp, TX.


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, September 1, 2017
Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral
100 Tomlinson Lane
Seven Points, Texas, United States


11:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, September 2, 2017
Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral
100 Tomlinson Lane
Seven Points, Texas, United States


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Saturday, September 2, 2017
Shiloh Cemetery
18177 CR 4056
Kemp, Texas, United States

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Such a sweet lady & never a cross word about anyone. She always had a smile on her face & was positive about everything. I am blessed to be a part of her family and will love her forever. Thank you Vera for sharing your son with me. Rest peacefully by our Lords side until we meet again.

Cathy Prestriedge Sep 1 2017 12:00 AM

She was such a dear woman. I will miss our friendship of 47 years. Always in my heart and memory.

Pauline Walker Aug 31 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vera Prestriedge

Justin & Amber Cross Aug 31 2017 12:00 AM

Mom, You were my rock, my confidant, my sounding board, and my voice of logic in everything I did. I thank you for your guidance and your love throughout all these years. You will be missed and I know I will start to head out of the house to come see you for months to come. Thank you for the strength and love you have shown me. You will be in my heart forever. Love you forever, Benny

Benny Ray Prestriedge Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

I have so many fond memories of Vera. Her gentle spirit deeply touched me. But, that didn't mean she was weak. She was one of the strongest, most courageous women I ever knew. She had a strong, steady love for her family. She looked for the good in people and accepted them as they were. She rarely had anything bad to say about anyone. Always optimistic, she served as an inspiration to me. I have comfort in knowing she is free of wordly cares with Jesus. My heartfelt condolences to the whole family.

Joyce Prestriedge Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vera Prestriedge

Brian preston Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vera Prestriedge

Amber Preston Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

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