Tonita Preston

Obituary of Tonita Booher Preston

Preston, Tonita Booher, age 95, of St. Petersburg, passed away August 2, 2020. Tonita was born in Monroe, Tennessee and had resided in St. Petersburg since moving here from Jacksonville in 1991. She spent many of her working years as a teacher after earning a bachelor’s degree in Christian education from Berea College in Kentucky and later a master’s degree in reading. During her years in Jacksonville, Tonita worked as a realtor associate for Watson Realty Corp. Tonita was preceded in death by her husband, Gus E. Preston; sister, Lurine Little of Nebraska and brother, Artice Booher of Tennessee. She is survived by loving daughters Toni DeGregory of St. Petersburg, FL; Gussie Flynn of Miami, FL; and, grandson Ian Flynn of Houston, Texas. Tonita enjoyed painting and drawing as well as a devote Christian of the Methodist faith.  No services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her name to Community Health Foundation, 10300 SW 216th Street, Miami, FL 33190 to be used towards a Children’s Crisis Center for children in need of immediate crisis intervention.

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