Obituary – Vida Cecelia (Hofman) Preston (1939 – 2019)


Vida Cecelia (Hofman) Preston of Waldron, Arkansas
passed from this life, Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas
surrounded by her loving family. Cecelia was born August 11, 1939 to David
Hoffman and Vida Jameson Hoffman in Gladewater, Texas. Cecelia was 79 years, 5
months and 15 days old.

At a
young age, Cecelia married the love of her life, Kenneth Preston. Together they
raised a family of three children and then they enjoyed being grandparents and
great grandparents. Cecelia enjoyed gospel music and country music. She loved
basketball and tennis matches. Cecelia really looked forward to time with
friends and family and rest assured there was always time for a board game.

leaves behind to cherish her memory, two children: Karen Schnitker and husband
Clifford of Murphy, Texas and Daniel Preston and wife Pam of Hawaii. Mamaw will
forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Bridget Maxwell, Belinda
Preston, Jamie Webb, Amber Preston, Jared Kluthe, Matthew Hancock and Marissa
Hancock as well as eleven great grandchildren. Cecelia is also survived by one
sister, Mary George and husband Flint of Flowermound, Texas and one brother,
Johnny Hoffman and wife Frankiline of Weatherford, Texas. Cecelia will be
missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a
host of extended family, neighbors, friends and loved ones dear to her heart.

is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Kenneth Preston, one
son, Barry Preston and her parents, David and Vida Hoffman.

graveside life celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 30,
2019 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas with Rev. Pat
Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to
the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Cecelia’s visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. You may leave words of remembrance for Cecelia’s family by visiting:

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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