Sheran Preston Downey

December 29, 1956July 9, 2019

Sheran Preston Downey, age 62, of Gadsden, Alabama passed away on Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 4:45 a. Sheran was born December 29, 1956. She is survived by her three children and their families: daughter Melissa Ann Kilpatrick and grandson Brandon Kilpatrick; daughter Jennifer Gray, son in law Joey Gray, and granddaughters AnnaKate and Addison; son Alan David Kilpatrick, daughter in law Nicole Kilpatrick, and grandchildren Eli and Skylar Kilpatrick; brothers Roy Lee Smith and Stevie Preston; sisters Paula Preston Thompson and Rebecca Preston Wood; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sheran is preceded in death by her father Lee Preston, mother Pauline Sprayberry Gulledge, brother Jimmy Smith and her sister Sheila Preston Thomas. Special thanks to her friends Joan Kimbril (cousin), Amanda Alford and Carol Smith (sisters in law) and Linda for helping care of her. Sheran will be deeply missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Rest In Peace Mom, we will always love you. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Downey family.


  • Pauline Gulledge, Mother
  • Lee Preston, Father
  • Melissa Kilpatrick, Daughter
  • Jennifer (Joey) Gray, Daughter
  • Alan David (Nicole) Kilpatrick, Son
  • Brandon Kilpatrick, Grandchild
  • AnnaKate Gray, Grandchild
  • Addison Gray, Grandchild
  • Eli Kilpatrick, Grandchild
  • Skylar Kilpatrick, Grandchild
  • Roy Lee Smith, Brother
  • Stevie Preston, Brother
  • Jimmy Smith, Brother
  • Paula Thompson, Sister
  • Rebecca Wood, Sister
  • Sheila Thomas, Sister
  • Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins


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Sheran Preston Downey

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