Tamila Jill Preston

June 24, 1975December 29, 2018

Tamila Jill Johnson Preston, age 43, of North Little Rock went home to the Lord on Saturday, December 29, 2018. She was born on June 24, 1975 to Tommy and Vivian Johnson. She was preceded in death by her daughter Nicolette Paige Preston, her mother Vivian R. Johnson, her father and mother in law Bill and Debbie Preston. She is survived by her loving husband Kurt Preston, two sons, Dakota Preston and Zakkariah Preston, one grandson Noah Preston, mother in law Melody Loftis, brother in law Scott Preston and wife Nancy, her father Tommy Johnson, a sister, Cyndia Johnson Ham and husband Charles, along with numerous nephews and nieces. One of her greatest joys in life was to see, hold and cherish her grandson Noah. She was proud of her sons for the fine young men that they had grown into and she loved her husband and best friend Kurt fiercely and loyally. She loved all of her family and friends passionately just as we all loved her. It is with great sadness and regret that we who are still here have to say goodbye. There aren’t enough words to express the deep sorrow that we all feel at her leaving us. But we take some comfort in the fact that she is with all those who have gone before her and that she is no longer held shackled by the pain that she suffered with while here on earth. Goodbye my sweet Tamila until we meet once more in Heaven. Services for her will be announced on FaceBook. To offer condolences and share a memory of Tamila with her family visit


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Dakota Preston

January 4, 2019

Mom, not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You gave Zakk and me life and you did everything you could to make sure we have great lives, and thanks to you, we have had great lives. You showed nothing but love towards your family. You always took care of us when we needed it and always guided Zakk and me with your wisdom. Zakk and I had wonderful childhoods because we not only had the best dad, but also the best mom anyone could ask for. Everything you did for us was out of pure love and kindness. You always put your family first. You cared about and loved us more than anything. We couldn't have asked for a better mother and I know dad couldn't have asked for a better person to spend his life with. Thank you for giving Zakk and me the gift of life and for making our lives as great as they have been. Thank you for having always been there for us. I love you mom. You are and will forever be missed dearly.

Christie Roachell

January 2, 2019

Kurt & family, you all are in my thoughts & prayers. Tamila had such a loving, tender & sweet soul. She was easy to make laugh, easy to talk to & I’ll never forget her adorable smile & giggle. I didn’t get to see her as much as I should have but she will always hold a special place in my heart. My heart breaks for you, knowing she left y’all so young. She has endured so much in her life but I know she’s holding her sweet baby girl now. I will hold onto my memories of her & cherish them always. Love you all dearly.

Tena Easter

January 2, 2019

Tamils you were a sweet sister in law...We didn't get to talk much...I am so glad I got to know you...You will be missed...We will see you again...Play with your daughter and we love you...Fly high and we love you... Tena and Marc

Kurt Preston

January 2, 2019

My Beautiful babydoll, I was blessed to have walked beside you for 28 yrs. You were my soulmate, my everything. I loved every day we had together. Although my heart is broken and you are far away from me physically, you will always be with me in my heart and in my mind. I will never know of a greater love than what we shared. I will look upon the great memories that we had to get me through. I love you with all my heart and soul, Marrying you was the greatest day of my life and your memory will live on through me and your boys. I miss you dearly and will love you until my last breath. Your loving husband, Kurt

Debbie Weatherford

January 2, 2019

Tommy I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what its like to lose a child. Tommy you and Kurt and Tamila's sons are in my thoughts and prayers always. 🙏 Debbie W.

Sheila O’Donnell

January 2, 2019

This breaks my heart but I also know our Tammy is pain free now My daughter Victoria introduced Tammy an Kurt years ago Little did we know that it was gods plan because it was a match made in heaven.No two people were as perfect for each other as these two .I know when Tammy came home with Victoria me an Vivian An Tommy gained another daughter cause those two were inseparable like Siamese twins Shared each other’s everything except Kurt of course lol .there was a limit Tammy you will be so missed but I’m so happy you were part of my family I loved you as my own An wish I could be there today but your always in my heart .Fly high sweet angel an go run barefoot with your mom .Love you sweet girl