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Jeannette Mildred Nicholas Presner

January 18, 1938 ~ September 30, 2021



Jeannette Mildred Nicholas arrived as a special delivery in Jamaica, Queens New York in 1938 and although she was the tenth child born of eleven children she was brought into this world in her own
home by her Mother who carried her newborn downstairs to retrieve a pair of scissors. Her husband George Hales Nicholas, Esq. had gone out into the blizzard to find the doctor. Mother and child shared he name Jeannette Mildred Nicholas.

Jeannette had the grace, resilience, determination, bounding energy and intuition to nurture her nascent skills into sparkling abilities. She became accomplished at virtually any activity she chose to master, including fine arts, dance, cooking, office management, legal assistant and managing her husband’s dental practice. She would love to be remembered for her shopping prowess as she was always able to zero in on the perfect item at the best price. She embarked on a career as a real estate agent and broker at the age of sixty to parlay her shopping skills into profitability.

She was a lifelong lover of romantic movies and songs and fortunate enough to experience love at first sight with her husband to be, Dr. Donald I. Presner DMD. Jeannette was initially his dental patient and as a consummate professional he was reticent to act on his attraction to a patient. Dr. Presner carried her contact information in his wallet for two weeks ruminating as to how he could make his feelings known to her in an ethical manner. Jeannette was feeling equally attracted to Dr. Presner and unconstrained by professional ethics she leapt into action opened the door to exploring their mutual feelings. They were engaged and married in record time.

Motherhood and marriage suited her. She cherished her children and was always there to pick them up if they fell and directed their energies in a productive, loving direction. She inculcated a sense of respect and gentle caring into her children by example. Jeannette would model loving behavior towards all and loved to create a fun and magical world for her children. Parenting included stealthily placing fresh cut gardenias on her daughter’s bedside tables so she would wake up to the fresh, sweet scent and learning all the rules of college football in order to be able to share in the joy of her son’s love of Florida State University games. Jeannette was very bonded with her parents and lived her life in tandem with her ten siblings enjoying a lifelong special bond with each. Her thirty four nieces and nephews and her much grander number of great and great-in great nephews and nieces all had their own special memories with their Aunt Jeannie. Thoughtful and fun are the words used most often. She was her Granddaughter’s joyful playmate and her mother in law, Bessie’s friend and confidant.

She is survived by loving husband Dr. Donald I Presner, her daughter Leila G. Presner, Esq., her son Nicholas D. Presner and his partner Rene Watkins, her grandchildren, Samantha N. Presner and Ben Watkins, her sisters, Margaret (Nicholas)Berndt and Edna (Nicholas) Crawford and her Husband Sam Crawford, her brother in laws, Robert “Butch” and Deedee Presner, Harvey and Susan Presner and too many nieces and nephews to count.

Jeannie made her home in Miami, Fl and the Blueridge Mts., Western North Carolina before retiring to Vero Beach, FL. Ever faithful, God took back the sweet angel in the form of our Jeannette on September 30, 2021.


Neil Spokas

October 11, 2021, 9:41 pm

My condolences to the Presner family. Aunt Jeannie is sorely missed, but will live on in our hearts till we see her again.

Wanda Kitchens

October 12, 2021, 12:05 am

Aunt Jeannie was a beautiful person. She always had a twinkle in her eyes. She made everybody around her feel loved. It was such a privilege to known her. Billy loved her very much. I am sure she is pinching his ears. Love and miss her. What a wonderful family I was lucky to marry into.

Jamie Rubin

October 12, 2021, 11:24 am

You Surely will be missed Aunt Jeanny. R.I.P.

Laura Lee

October 12, 2021, 6:40 pm

Aunt Jeannie was a wonderful lady my mom and her were the best of friends she will be missed sending love and prayers ❤️

Bryan K

October 13, 2021, 1:38 am

I will greatly miss my Aunt Jeannie. I loved her dearly. Aunt Jeannie was something special. All I have are great and funny memories of her. She always put a smile on everyone’s faces and usually had us rolling with laughter. My mother had some great stories about Aunt Jeannie and some of the best family party pics are of Aunt Jeannie living it up. She also struck a special bond with my wife Marilyn the first time they met. See you in heaven one day Aunt Jeannie with all your departed brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and parents. It must have been quite a party when you arrived up there.

John Mullin

October 16, 2021, 10:53 pm

Mrs. Presner brought light into the room and joy to the heart whenever I was fortunate enough to see her. Her laugh was infectious and her love for Don and her children was palpable and eternal. God bless her beautiful spirit and watch over her family as they mourn her passing, today and always.

Donna Jean

October 17, 2021, 11:17 pm

Beautiful Obituary. Sending heartfelt, sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers, to Uncle Don and ALL the family, especially, Leila and Nicky. Losing a parent is life changing so watch for the Hello’s from Heaven, they will always make you smile as I know her presence and influence will always be with you all.
I thank God for a lifetime of the good memories our family shared with Aunt Jeannie and I know she was welcomed in Heaven by so many opened loving arms especially my Mom and Dad.
Rest In Peace Aunt Jeannie

Tina Nicholas Huffman

October 21, 2021, 3:40 pm

Leila my thoughts and prayers are with you
I will always remember Aunt Jeannie as being the cool and funny aunt, always beautiful, smiling and down for fun
May she rest in eternal peace and love always ♥️

Edna Beard

October 25, 2021, 12:55 am

Don, such a beautiful tribute to a lovely lady. We will miss sweet Jeannette. She did love our Charlotte and Ruby. Godspeed, Jeannette.

Jeannette Neuschaefer

December 28, 2021, 8:03 pm

I have been missing you for 3 months now. You are the one who taught me all about the joy of dancing and gymnastics. I’m glad l have been living here in Vero Beach for the past two years so I was able to visit with you and Uncle Don a few times. Thanks for all the good times.

Serafin Acevedo

May 12, 2023, 2:09 am

She will surely be missed for many years to come, a very loving, kind lady and a great sense of humor. Ms Presner has a very special place in my heart. Love you always
Rest in peace.

Dawn Wall-Halliday

January 16, 2024, 1:39 am

RIP Jeannie. You were such a special person. Yes, the twinkle in your eye and laughter was contagious.
I loved it when you’d go to Peggy’s closet and take a dress. Peggy had three identical dresses all with the sales tags on.
Mind you, I was one of Laura’s good friends .
I became a baby sister of Leila and Nick’s .
The wild children whom I grew to love equally.
Donald P and you made a great union.
Love you

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