Billie Sue Watkins Presti
August 21, 1935 -
June 19, 2017

Visitation

June 22, 2017
5-8 PM

Service 

June 23, 2017
4:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

A Funeral Mass for Mrs. Billie Sue Watkins Presti, age 81, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4 PM at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. George Panthananickal officiating. Burial to follow in Wright’s Cemetery. Mrs. Presti passed away June 19, 2017 at Lincoln Medical Center.

Mrs. Presti, a native of Knox County, TN, was the daughter of the late LouBetis and Albert Watkins. She was the co-owner of Presti Floor Covering in Fayetteville.

Survivors include her sons Michael, Steven (Jill), and Neal Presti all of Fayetteville, TN; daughter Lynn Hudson; brother Ronald (Debbie) Watkins of Knoxville, TN; sister Jayne Battaglia of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren Brandy (Jamie) Rolin, Karri Grimes, Jamie Hudson, and Alex Presti; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Albert Joseph Presti and four sisters.

Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5 PM – 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church at 1900 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105.

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13 Comments

  1. Duane & Leigh Presti

    To all the family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Duane has many happy memories from his childhood of times spent together. Aunt Billie always made me feel part of the family. Rest in peace Aunt Billie!

    Reply
  2. Teresa henderson

    I am so sorry. Mrs. Presti was such a sweet person. She always had time for me. She will be truly missed by so many. My heart just broke when I was told. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Reply
  3. Tony and Lereca Swinford, Dewayna and Phil Shelton

    Neal, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. My father thought a lot of her(Bobby Hicks). Neal you are such a good friend to my father as well as your mom was, he would say she’s my buddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  4. Ursula Berngruber

    Dietmar, Eric, and I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother/ grandmother was such a kind and giving lady. I didn’t realize that she was this sick. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  5. Frank Presti

    Jean and I are saddened to hear about Aunt Billie’s passing. We have loving memories of her and hope that she passed without pain. We know that she and Uncle Albert are rejoicing with the Lord.
    Our deepest condolences to all he family and friends. Frank and Jean Presti

    Reply
  6. Foster & Nancy Winkler

    A wonderful person!

    Reply
  7. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Lynn, I’m sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May God help to comfort your heart during this sad time.

    Reply
  8. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Our sympathy to the family. J.E. sold them floor covering and I worked for them in the 80’s!

    J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Reply
  9. Mike & Donna Myers

    Rest in Peace Grandma Poems

    Grandmothers are famous for their hearty meals and fresh baked cookies, their abundant hugs and kisses, and their insistent desire to spoil their grandchildren. Times spent at grandma’s house are often marked by love, laughter, and contentment. In fact, grandmothers are often responsible for bringing the whole family together. Because grandmothers are such a source of joy for their grandchildren, they are always sorely missed when they pass away. To lose a grandmother is to lose a most valuable family member. Many grandchildren find a peace and solace after the loss of their grandmother by expressing their feelings through poetry.

    Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/death/grandmother/

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  10. Mischa Thomason

    Just wanted the family to know how much Mrs. Presti touched my heart in so many ways. Even when she felt bad, she would smile and pat my arm, which would make my night. I enjoyed taking care of her. She was so blessed to have a loving family as well. My prayers for each of you during this hard time.
    Sincerely,
    Mischa Thomason, Respiratory Therapist

    Reply
  11. Barry West

    I am sorry to hear passing of Mrs.Presti ,to her family, to a wonderful lady and mother

    Reply
  12. Pat Dillon

    Michael and family. I am so sorry about the passing of Mrs Presti. I have only have fond memories of the family. She was a wonderful woman. Praying for the family.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Shelton

    Lynn and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and yours

    Reply

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13 Comments

  1. Duane & Leigh Presti

    To all the family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Duane has many happy memories from his childhood of times spent together. Aunt Billie always made me feel part of the family. Rest in peace Aunt Billie!

    Reply
  2. Teresa henderson

    I am so sorry. Mrs. Presti was such a sweet person. She always had time for me. She will be truly missed by so many. My heart just broke when I was told. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Reply
  3. Tony and Lereca Swinford, Dewayna and Phil Shelton

    Neal, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. My father thought a lot of her(Bobby Hicks). Neal you are such a good friend to my father as well as your mom was, he would say she’s my buddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  4. Ursula Berngruber

    Dietmar, Eric, and I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother/ grandmother was such a kind and giving lady. I didn’t realize that she was this sick. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  5. Frank Presti

    Jean and I are saddened to hear about Aunt Billie’s passing. We have loving memories of her and hope that she passed without pain. We know that she and Uncle Albert are rejoicing with the Lord.
    Our deepest condolences to all he family and friends. Frank and Jean Presti

    Reply
  6. Foster & Nancy Winkler

    A wonderful person!

    Reply
  7. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Lynn, I’m sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May God help to comfort your heart during this sad time.

    Reply
  8. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Our sympathy to the family. J.E. sold them floor covering and I worked for them in the 80’s!

    J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Reply
  9. Mike & Donna Myers

    Rest in Peace Grandma Poems

    Grandmothers are famous for their hearty meals and fresh baked cookies, their abundant hugs and kisses, and their insistent desire to spoil their grandchildren. Times spent at grandma’s house are often marked by love, laughter, and contentment. In fact, grandmothers are often responsible for bringing the whole family together. Because grandmothers are such a source of joy for their grandchildren, they are always sorely missed when they pass away. To lose a grandmother is to lose a most valuable family member. Many grandchildren find a peace and solace after the loss of their grandmother by expressing their feelings through poetry.

    Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/death/grandmother/

    Reply
  10. Mischa Thomason

    Just wanted the family to know how much Mrs. Presti touched my heart in so many ways. Even when she felt bad, she would smile and pat my arm, which would make my night. I enjoyed taking care of her. She was so blessed to have a loving family as well. My prayers for each of you during this hard time.
    Sincerely,
    Mischa Thomason, Respiratory Therapist

    Reply
  11. Barry West

    I am sorry to hear passing of Mrs.Presti ,to her family, to a wonderful lady and mother

    Reply
  12. Pat Dillon

    Michael and family. I am so sorry about the passing of Mrs Presti. I have only have fond memories of the family. She was a wonderful woman. Praying for the family.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Shelton

    Lynn and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and yours

    Reply

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