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Preston James Winslow

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 19, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Preston James Winslow, age 4, took his last breath before going to heaven on May 19, 2012, following a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Preston possessed a strength and perseverance for life. Despite difficult, painful treatments, he never complained and bravely cooperated with whatever he had to face. Preston’s courage led us and so many others to understand that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. He loved playing with his trucks and trains, watching Justice League and football, painting, joking around, the color green, and especially his sisters. We will miss Preston dearly, and he will forever remain in our hearts.
Preston is survived by his loving parents, James and Celeste Winslow of Durham; sisters, Abigail and Stephanie Winslow; paternal grandparents Robert and Bonnie Winslow of Margate, Florida, and maternal grandparent Geri Ashley of Endicott, New York; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, doctors and nurses.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered Friday at Noon from Immaculate Conception Church, with Fr. Larry Hayes, OFM presiding. The family will receive friends in church Friday from 10-Noon.
Gifts in Preston’s name will be distributed among Big Love, Meg’s Smile and Tim Tebow’s W15H c/o prestonsleague.com or any Wells Fargo branch, Acct. #1010128753985. Hall-Wynne is serving the Winslow family. On-line memorials: hallwynne.com. Select Obituaries.
We love you Preston, you’re the best!


Condolences for the family of “Preston James Winslow”

Condolence from KAREN BERNHARDT on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

My little hero Preston because of you, my eyes were opened wide, because of you I helped raise awareness and helped save people lives, because of you I see the world differently and appreciate life as I have not before. You have touched so many people and changed so many lives while you were here on earth. I pray for your peace I pray for your glory I pray for you to be whole again. I love you <3 Rest in Peace little hero and thank you for all your gifts.

Condolence from Melissa Stock on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Preston, without ever meeting you you have touched me in a way that words cannot describe. Your smile warms peoples hearts and your bravery was astonishing. You will be missed so very much but your impact on this world and all who knew you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Preston.

Condolence from LeRoy family on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with ur family! I know i never got to meet Preston Celeste but he truly touched mine and my husbands lives. God bless love the LeRoy’ s Mike, Nikki, Logan, Zackary and Zoey.

Condolence from Paul Hill on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

You are in in my thoughts and prayers, I am honored to have Preston and all of you as part of my family…..peace and love torward you all. Uncle Paul

Condolence from addie stouffer on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

My family is so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Condolence from Ginny Switt on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Our little superhero! Preston, you touched all of our lives, and we wish that your family can find peace knowing that you are no longer sick and are able to play with your trains in the clouds!

Condolence from Cindy Green on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Dear Geri and family… Preston will allways have a place in our hearts. We pray for all of you to have peace. Its obvious Preston made his final journey leaving so much love all over the world! Allthough we never knew him, his smile and courage will never be forgotten. Much love, Cindy Green and Carol Haven

Condolence from Dee Winslow on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

With so much love in our hearts for Preston and his family!
May peace be in your hearts and know that you all are loved dearly.

Condolence from Amy Riden on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

We met Preston at TCH. Our daughter Addison is the same age as Preston and has ALL. They had fun playing together at the hospital. We will miss him greatly.

Condolence from Great Aunt Sally Hotaling on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Celest and family i am deeply sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you. Love Aunt Sally HillHotaling

Condolence from Janey Sager on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Preston, your bravery was an inspiration! God be with you now.

Condolence from Tracy Hill on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Deepest condolences to Celeste, James, Abby & Stephanie — we are so sad for your loss and hope that in the days to come you will take comfort in the great memories you made with Preston. We love you — Aunt Tracy & Uncle Jerry

Condolence from Susan Barker on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

I followed Preston’s progress through treatment praying always that he would be relieved of his pain and illness. Now he has been and while this was certainly not the manner I had in mind, I know that his family will be comforted by the many memories they shared with this brave and loving little boy, and by the knowledge that he is safe at home in Heaven, where he was doubtless welcomed by throngs of angels, cheering his inexplicable courage and perseverance. Hugs to my friend, Geri and to all of Preston’s family. You are all superheroes in my book.

Condolence from Rob Bartlett on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

I am a work colleague with Clayton Tuttle and have been praying for Preston and the Winslow family. My deepest condolences and prayers of comfort during this most difficult time. I am sure Gods hand is holding yours now Preston.

Condolence from Heather Chudachek Ruffo on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

There are no words…Your family is in my thoughts and prayers…May your memories and god give you strength…

Condolence from Debbie Kemberling on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Geri and family: Sending you loving thoughts and heartfelt prayers during this difficult time. Your strength is a true testament for all to see. I cannot imagine how you feel at this time. Thinking of you and hope to see you soon. Love, Deb

Condolence from Teresa Herrera on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

We have been following Preston and his family since Victoria and he were both at TCH. Preston was a true WARRIOR and such a sweet, unselfish inspiration to everyone who was fortunate enough to meet, know and love him. Thank you for letting us witness your life, Preston, and for showing us how to be happy, courageous and strong. God Bless You! God Bless Your Family! You are all always in my prayers… Love and Faith Forever, Victoria’s Grandmomma

Condolence from Susannah Marcus-Freeman on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Dear Winslow Family,
We are so, so sorry for your loss. Preston was an amazing boy who won’t be forgotten. I think he’s brightening up Heaven with that wonderful belly laugh and that sweet smile. Much love to you now, and peace knowing he’s still with you always.

Condolence from Anne Banish on May 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Heaven has a beautiful new angel. God loves Presoton and will forever bless him in Heaven.

Condolence from sharon matthews on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

RIP Preston…May God Be With YOU!!!

Condolence from Paul Parker on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

Preston brightened the lives of many. His strength, laughs and joy are an inspiration to all of us. My sympathy to your entire family. Paul Parker

Condolence from Patricia Crockett on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

We have followed Preston’s story on Preston’s League, through Aunt Adele, Aunt Bonnie, Uncle Bobby, etc…..we are very sad for your tragic loss of dear Preston. He was an inspiration!!!! He is an angel now with God in Heaven…..Preston was very lucky to have such a loving family.
Patricia and George Crockett

Condolence from devorra on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

my heart and prayers goes out to the winslow family.

Condolence from Bruce, Kelly, Lucy, Ross, Julia, and Regis on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

Celeste and James – Your love, courage, strength, and resolve has been and continues to be inspirational for us. Preston was a true warrior. Your family has been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Richard Gambrell on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

Preston, you were an inspiration to so many and a hero to me. Your courage will never be forgotten. I know the pain your parents are going through all too well. Your family is in my prayers.

Condolence from Terri wasley on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

Our hearts go out to all of you. We are here for you if you need anything.
With love and understanding,
Jim and Terri Wasley

Condolence from Courtney Miller on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

Preston, may you rest in peace. It is so easy to see how much you were loved. James and Celeste, we are so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Laurie Bender on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

Our prayers and thoughts are with and your family during this difficult time. Preston was an inspiration to everyone and will be remembered for his bright smile, love and happiness he gave to everyone he knew. Laurie & Jim Bender

Condolence from Kristy Finlay on May 23rd, 2012 12:00 am

Your family is in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss. Though Ive never met your family, it was quite clear just how contagious Preston’s smile and sweetness was, and what a brave fighter. You are all, and will remain, in my prayers. Fly high little man.

Condolence from williemae foster on May 24th, 2012 12:00 am

i don’t know u but my heart goes out 2 u god b with u.u r in my prayer.

Condolence from Doreen Hill on May 25th, 2012 12:00 am

James and Celeste, we still see Preston riding the battery operated Cub Cadet when you were up for Dennis’ wedding. What a beautiful, precious little boy who will be missed by so many. But those memories will always bring smiles to faces and thoughts of love and inspiration. We are so saddened for your loss. We love you all so very much. Love, Aunt Doreen, Uncle Colen, Austin, Haley, Brady

Condolence from David Bower on May 25th, 2012 12:00 am

James and Celeste:

I’m writing after the funeral since I suspect there are many more tears that will be shed in the days to come. I don’t share the view of those who trivialize death by diminishing its seriousness. The Bible portrays death as an enemy 1 Cor 15: 26. But we have victory over it through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ 1 Cor 15: 55 – 57. So I hope that as you grieve, you will not grieve as those who have no hope I Thess 4: 13.
Your tender care of Preston will always be an inspiration. I wish that every child in the world had such devoted parents.
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Preston

I didn’t get to know you very well on earth but I look forward to spending time with you in heaven!

Condolence from Florida Friends on May 25th, 2012 12:00 am

Thank you so much for sharing Preston’s life with us. We know that you loved your son very much. As we followed his life, he became special to us also. We are sorry for your loss. We pray for God’s comfort and peace, now and always, for you and your family.

Condolence from Maureen Harris on May 25th, 2012 12:00 am

I have been following Preston’s story for the past several months. What an inspiration this beautiful child is for all of us. God bless him. I am so sorry for your loss. He was very lucky to have the love and memories you created for him. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. He is truly an angel now.

Condolence from Bonnie & Steve Iannone on May 25th, 2012 12:00 am

Our family prayers are with you. We will be with you in spirit during these difficult days ahead.

Condolence from Shannon G. on May 26th, 2012 12:00 am

Preston inspired me every day when I read his blog. Thank you, Preston, for giving me courage to face the little things.

Condolence from Shauna Clemons on May 27th, 2012 12:00 am

Preston, you were such a inspiration to so many. Such a strong boy with a contagious smile. Your will always be in our hearts. Make sure you show God how to Tebow.
Love, Travis, Shauna, Tyler and Cooper Clemons

Condolence from Gabrielle Baca on May 29th, 2012 12:00 am

To see someone like Preston go threw cancer and be such an inspiration is something that I could never do. My condolences go out to Preston’s family and friends.

Condolence from The Toth Family on May 29th, 2012 12:00 am

Celeste, James and family,
You are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Preston sounds like he was absolutely an amazing little man, and his memory will be forever with all of you. Find peace and comfort in knowing that he is not in pain anymore and is with God. He has a brand new body and will live eternally. Until you see him again, keep the memories and all of the happy times in the forefront of your minds. You have so many happy times to look forward to as the girls grow.
Our sincere condolences,
Frank, Maria, Brandon and Elena Toth

Condolence from Brad Lofton on June 12th, 2012 12:00 am

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. God bless your family at this time.

Condolence from Tony Blatnica on June 12th, 2012 12:00 am

James,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am truly sorry for your loss.
I remember how happy you were in Houston when you would give me updates in passing of when he was doing good! It always brightened my day, and having just found his blog, I realize he was an inspiration to many many more people as well!
You have our sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Eddie Giles on June 13th, 2012 12:00 am

I am sorry for the great loss to the family. You have my prayers and thoughts.

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