Saturday, January 15, 2011

Preston Franklin Flowers
Educator


Preston "Prett" was born between 1872 and 1875 to George and Martha Allen Flowers in Lincoln County, Mississippi. He received his BA degree from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He was teacher and principal at Search Light School, a school sponsored by the Galilee AME Church. He, also, taught and was principal of other schools in Lincoln County.

Cousins remember him well. He taught the regular curriculum and he also taught music. He was a gifted singer and pianist. Cousins remember him lodging in the homes of his students. He was a hearty eater and the families would prepare a lunch for him to take the next morning.

He died July 20, 1971, and is buried at the Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Beloved Father
Preston F Flowers
Died
July 20, 1971
Its but the casket lies here. The gem that filled it sparkles yet.

Ebenezer AME Church Cemetery

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