Joanna Presley
Joanna Presley
  • September 18, 1923 - December 2, 2017
  • Blossom, Texas

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Joanna Presley, 94, passed away Saturday, December 02, 2017.

Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Edgar Clements officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Presley, the daughter of Lawrence & Lillie Martin Price, was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Lamar County.

She graduated from Midway School, Paris Junior College and received her teaching degree from East Texas State Teacher’s College. He career in education spanned thirty-six years teaching at Galena Park ISD in Houston and later at West Lamar ISD.

Joanna was a member of the DRT, UDC, and Texas Retired Teachers.

During her lifetime she taught Sunday school more than fifty years with most of those years at Uvalde Baptist Church and Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

She married Thomas Byron Presley on March 5, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1991.

Survivors include three sons; Sammy Presley & wife Brenda of Corrigan, Danny Presley of Metairie, LA and Tommy Presley of Blossom, grandchildren; Melissa Rabano & husband Ray of Corrigan, Matthew Presley of Austin, Sheila Presley of Bremerton, WA, Dustin Presley & wife Britt of Metairie, LA, Katie Presley of Ft. Worth and Michael Presley & wife Catherine of Blossom, 11 great grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Alice McFadden of Mesquite and Myra Kinard of Brookston along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.

Her grandsons & great grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Taylor Treadway and Karen with Heart to Heart Hospice and all the staff at Honey Grove Nursing Center.