Colette C. Preston Williams

August 31, 2013

Preston Williams, Colette Obituary

Colette Cecelia Preston was born on August 10, 1947, in Washington,D.C., to Henry Lloyd and Audrey Contee Preston. She was the second child born to this family. As the oldest living child, Colette’s education was through the District of Columbia Public School System. Following graduation from McKinley Technical High School, Class of 1965, she worked for the public library as she attended Federal City College

Being a very conscientious student, Colette matriculated a B.A. degree in Foreign Languages, majoring in French. This bright and energetic young lady also had the privilege of studying at the famed Sorbonne University in Paris France. Her career in education began in 1973; her first assignment was Shaw Jr. High where she met her husband to be, in 1977. After several years there she taught at Jefferson Jr. High, Terrell Jr. High,  LaSalle Elementary and lastly at Woodrow Wilson Sr. High where she retired in 2005. During her long tenure of teaching, Colette received many acknowledgements and awards as an outstanding teacher.

In 1979, Colette and Lamar were joined in holy matrimony at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, December 22 of that year. To this union were born two sons, Lamar Jr. and Justin Lloyd. The family enjoyed many years of sharing love and dedication to family life. Her pride and joy was her two boys as she watched them develop into fine young men. The family travelled through the Midwest and up and down east coast beaches from New York to Florida. There was also a trip to Canada.  Colette and Lamar also enjoyed travelling to the Florida Keys, Jamaica and to the Dominican Republic.

She served her church as a member of the Vestry, Correspondence Secretary for the Women of Rock Creek. Colette was a social butterfly and enjoyed her sisters of Black Honey. She was affectionately known as the QVC Queen. In the fullness of her life, she is survived by her husband of 33 years and 8 months, Lamar Sr., sons Lamar Jr. and Justin Lloyd, a step-daughter Ebony, a step son Lincoln(Chrystal), two step grandsons, Lincoln Jr. and Connor, one brother Clifford Preston( Paula) one sister Rosalind Whittaker( Charles ), three nephews Clifford Jr., Charles William and Jordan, one niece Joye and a host of relatives and friends.




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September 9, 2013
9:00 a.m.

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

201 Allison Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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September 9, 2013
11:00 a.m.

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

201 Allison Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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