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Mr. Roy Eugene Preston was born in Miami, Florida in January 28, 1947, the eighth child to his loving parents, Mary and Charles Preston.  Roy came by his name at the request of a doting Aunt Lillian who promised to buy him something every week if he was given the name Roy Eugene. 

Thus when he arrived the name him Roy Eugene awaited.  Did she keep her promise? Roy grew up a quizzical energetic kid.   He always wanted to express himself and show off his expertise on various subjects.  Nothing delighted him more than just being the baby of the family and becoming an uncle at a very tender age.  He took his young nieces and nephew, Janise, Denise and Nathaniel, as his protégés and tried to share with them his love of knowledge.  They all have shared a bond that has lasted continuously through the years.Roy completed his education through the Dade County Public School System and graduated from Miami Northwestern Senior High School Class of 1965.  Immediately after graduation, Roy decided to serve his country and enlisted in the Air Force Division of The United States of America. During his tour of duty, he traveled extensively throughout the Country and the United States.  Roy maintained good conduct and moral standards during his service career and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. 

He also attended classes and studies that prepared him for life after his armed service career.  This included computers and technology, which he excelled in working at Delta Airlines.

Roy married his high school sweetheart Joyce Copeland in March 23, 1964, while in the Air Force. He and Joyce relocated from Miami to Boston, Massachusetts.  There they began their family, Denise Yolatandi, and Roy Kimani. Roy’s tour of duty with the Armed Force ended and the family moved again to Miami, Florida where the family increased with Mary Katherine Preston. There Roy provided a home for his family in North Miami where they lived until just before Mary Katherine became of school age.  The call of the North came again and Roy answered the call, this time to Atlanta, Georgia.  First he lived in the home he bought in Atlanta.  Then the urge to build proclaimed his spirit and build he did. He built his next house atop a mountain where space, trees, and a babbling brook surrounded their home. The same as his father had done when he was a child.Of course the kids did move away for a while, but Joyce and Roy were never alone because of family members who lived in the Atlanta area as well as many friends in the community.  On holidays and other events, she and Roy entertained family and friends regally.  The children did return home, as illnesses took its toll on the family gradually.Mary Katherine returned to Atlanta as well and has remained steadfast, giving loving care to her father as well as raising a family of her own.  Now Roy has two grandchildren to call him Popi.After a lengthy illness, his untimely passing occurred March 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He leaves to mourn daughter Mary Katherine (Michael), Brothers Walter, (Caroline), William, (Mae), Sisters, Leila, Emily, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives. Mr Preston passed March 6, 2018. 

Memorial Service will be held 1 PM Saturday March 10, 2018 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 2799 NW St Miami Fla. 33142

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  • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Haugabrooks Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Friday, March 09, 2018
    My condolence to the family of Mr. Preston. I know that you will miss him but we can be thankful that Jehovah has in place a way for us to see our love ones again. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29 . May these words bring you comfort at this time.
    ~ Vernell Batts   Scotland Neck, NC
  • Friday, March 09, 2018
    I want to extend my sympathies to the Preston family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. The death of a loved one is a challenging time for the entire family. I hope that you can find some comfort in God's Word the Bible. Acts 24:15 says, "I have hope toward God... that there is going to be a resurrection..." Here the Bible is assuring us that in the near future we have the hope of being reunited with our loved ones we have loss in death. May this promise be a comfort to you during this difficult time.
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
    Dear Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Almighty God will soon resurrect those who have died. (Daniel 12:2) May you have the utmost confidence in all that He promises. (Titus 1:2)
    ~ Michelle
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018
    Thank you for the opportunity to have cared for Roy. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Sacred Journey   McDonough, GA