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“Lead Me Jesus, Lead Me, Everywhere I Go”.

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Louis Lonnie Preston

May 18, 1947 - February 10, 2022

Louis Lonnie Preston departed this life on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Chase City Rehab in Chase City, VA, the son of the late Lawrence and Estelle Preston.

He was a member of the Mt. Obed Baptist Church where he served as a servant with humility and meekness often behind the scenes. His willingness to perform task asked of him as well as those that he saw a need.

Louis had a song in his heart that he would sing often “Lead Me Jesus, Lead Me, Everywhere I Go”. He knew the right power source to lead him daily and even in his failing health. He loved life, loved to laugh, and loved family.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Preston, Jr.

Louis is survived by his children: Louis Jr. of Appomattox, VA; Meredith (Teddy) Chambers, Buckingham, VA; Orlando “Teague” Hunter, Lynchburg, VA; and Tareq Jackson, Chesterfield, VA; one sister, Helen Elliott, Concord, VA, and one Aunt Faye Pannell, New York; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a longtime devoted companion Emma Jackson, Concord, VA, and two devoted nieces, Monique and Tracey Cheatwood, nephews, and other relatives and friends. A special thank you to Chase City Health and Rehab.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2022, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, VA. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at Mt. Obed Baptist Church Cemetery, Concord, VA.

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I'm going to miss my dear cousin love you Louis!

Posted by Lisa Lipford on February 18, 2022

Emma so sorry for your loss alway's remember, "God Specializes And He Know's Just How Much We Can Bear".

Posted by Thomas & Linda Thornton t on February 14, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of your lost of your loved one, Louise. It is so hard to lose a member of the family. Love you all, wish you good wishes ahead. Barbara Tolbert. Becky's Mother.

Posted by Barbara Tolbert Becky\'s Mother on February 14, 2022

TO EMMA AND FAMILY: It is with our heartfelt sympathy and love we extend to you and the family. Think of those wonderful times you shared. Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal. Grieve if you must in your own way. We will keep you and the family in prayer and thoughts. Elder Charles A and Armetta Walker Johnson

Posted by Armetta Johnson on February 13, 2022

Sending our sincere and heartfelt sympathy and prayers to The Families. Louis was a good friend and classmate who will be truly missed. May God bless and comfort you. Zack and Madeline Rosser

Posted by Zack and Madeline Rosser on February 12, 2022

Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Please accept my warmest condolences.

Posted by Martha Pankey on February 12, 2022

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