Shirley Preston


Shirley Beatrice Preston went to be with her Lord on Nov. 8, 2017. She was born on June 16, 1935, in Houston, to parents Ida Beatrice and Ernest Thadius Knopp. Shirley was a bookkeeper for Weingarten for 35 years, after which she worked at Neil and Yaminni Patel’s pharmacy chain for 26 years. She loved to collect antiques, and enjoyed reading her entire life. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 55 years, Francis Preston; granddaughter, Kristen Standley; and sister, Beverly Brown.

She is survived by her two daughters, Shelley Pelley and Sharon Chritos; three stepdaughters, Diane Brandon, Cathy Schilling and Becky Hensel; two grandchildren, Garrett Wilson and wife Kaylen, and J.L. Holubec II and wife Ashley; five great-grandchildren, Payton Standley, Layne Standley, Jaydynn Holubec, James Lee Holubec III and Ashley Wilson; as well as many friends and other family members.

The family received friends for visitation Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Brookside Funeral Home; with a graveside service following at Brookside Memorial Park, 13747 Eastex Freeway, in Houston.