2010-02-26 / Obits

Preston Shine


Preston Shine, 74, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 4.

Shine was born November 24, 1934 in Jeffersonville, Georgia.

Shine was preceded in death by his parents, Preston Sr. and Marie Shine; and one brother and one sister.

He is survived by his son, Andrew Fred Shine, his companion Monique, and their daughter Ebony; daughter, Anita Shine, her companion Dax, and their four children, Aretha, Antonio, China and Junior; and daughter, Marie Shine Rivera, her husband Felix, and their two children, Kamir and Kaseem; three sisters, Millie Anderson and Mary Holloway of Jeffersonville, Georgia, and Mary Helen McClinton of Detroit, Michigan; two brothers, Nathanael Shine of Jeffersonville, Georgia, and Jacob Tharpe, Jr. of Mecca, Georgia; seven grandchildren; Vera and Theodore Roosevelt; and a host of nephews, nieces, friends and relatives.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Forest Park Cemetery, Morganville, New Jersey

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