She was the consummate homemaker, as she and husband Robert hosted and entertained many friends in their years in Cleveland, Knoxville, Birmingham and Cleveland again, respectively.
She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a 1955 graduate of Bradley Central High School.
She was preceded in death by parents Frank and Gertrude Presswood; sisters: Lynda Presswood Suggs, Barbara Jean Presswood and Helen Rose; and nephews: Chad Presswood and Bill Presswood Jr.
She is survived by Robert, of Cleveland, to whom she was married 59 years; son, the Rev. Victor Lee (Judy); grandchildren: Jessica, Danny, Caryn, Morgan and John Matthew; great-grandchildren: Taylor, Tatum, Tori, Tricia and Thomas, all of Knoxville; brothers: Larry and Bill Presswood; sister, Virginia Presswood Davis; nieces and nephews: Jana (Waymon) Casteel, Jerry Ellis, Jimmy (Caroline) Ellis, Judy Shamblin, Sheila Wilson and Connie Golden, all of Cleveland, Lance (Carrie) Suggs of Murfreesboro and Wayne (Karen) Black; aunt by marriage, Mary Lou Moore; her adult children: Renee, Dana, Mark and Randall; and numerous nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. today, July 16, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, with pastors Victor Lee and Tom Wickes officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Jimmy Ellis, Lance Suggs, John Matthew Lee, Morgan Lee, Danny Lee, Taylor Lifford, Jerry Ellis and Wayman Casteel serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Special appreciation to Dr. Kent Chastain and Sherry, neighbors in Oak Spring, who gave attentive care for several years, and friend Carla Raider for the same.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Southern Baptist Relief Fund (Southern Baptist Relief Fund, NAMB, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543) or Samaritans Purse (Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000).