Eula Mai Presley

May 22, 2023

Eula Mai Presley, 87 years old of McMinnville, TN went on to meet the Lord at her home on May 21, 2023.

Eula Mai Presley was born on May 20, 1936 in Cannon County to Bob and Minnie Bell Johnson.

Visitation with the Presley family will be on Wednesday from 4-8pm, and on Thursday from 10am until the time of the service at 11am. Burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery.

Eula Presley was a devoted and loving wife to Robert Jewell Presley for 67 years. They were married on August 4, 1951, and together they had nine children. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She raised her children to love the Lord.

She was a faithful member of People’s Pentecost Church of Smithville where she served alongside her husband as the first lady. Her dedication and walk with the Lord was a great example to her children and to others. She greatly believed in the power of prayer and would call upon the Name of the Lord day and night interceding for others.

Eula loved to bake and cook. Her grandchildren loved her pancakes, and she is known for her homemade coconut cakes and fried pies! She often baked cakes as an appreciation of what other kind deeds people did for her.

Eula had a green thumb when it came to gardening. She loved to work in her yard and plant beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees. She would walk around in her yard telling everyone the names of everything and who bought it for her. She also loved high rides at amusement parks and loved to have fun with her family.

Mrs. Presley is survived by her children, Phillis (James Brown) of Sparta, Jackie Leicester of NC, Glenda (Thomas Theiss) of McMinnville, Evie (Jeff Miller) of Madison, OH, Pamela of McMinnville, Teresa (Tim Simmons) of Fort Mill, SC, and Babbie (Bill Davis) of McMinnville. Mrs. Presley has 24 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and 19 great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by 1 sister, Christine Murphy of Liberty, and one brother Toy Lawson of Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Minnie Bell Johnson; husband, Robert Jewell Presley; daughter, Patsy Ann Rachel; her son, Robert Dwayne Presley; grandsons, Robert Jewell Presley, and Richard Justin Presley; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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