Carole Ruth Preston Herbert was born August 2, 1944 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William and Jennie Preston of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carol went to the open arms of Jesus her Lord and Savior on July 11, 2018, in Houston, Missouri.
Carole was a loving wife to Harry M. Herbert for 40 years.
Harry took care of Carole while she had Alzheimer’s disease at their home in Houston for several years.
Carole was a wonderful loving mother to her three surviving children, Carole and husband Bill Speiker of Pennsville, New Jersey, George and wife Christine Lewis of Monroeville, New Jersey, and Tammy and husband Mike Colville of Houston, Missouri. She was also a loving stepmother to Debbie Wood of Vineland, New Jersey, Faith McCabe of Pittsgrove, New Jersey, Billie Jean and husband Joe McClintock of Port Norris, New Jersey, and Brett Herbert of Peachbottom Pennsylvania. Carole is also survived by two sisters, Joyce Watkins of Houston, Missouri, and Ruth Wyndham of Keystone Heights, Florida; four brothers, Bill Preston of Vineland, New Jersey, Steve Preston of Newfield, New Jersey, Ken Preston of Palm Bay, Florida, and Randy Preston of Vineland, New Jersey; six grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
All of her family was the joy in her life. She loved the Lord with all her heart and loved her husband and church family, too. They will always remember her with loving thoughts and will join her in their heavenly home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers please make contributions to Texas County Hospice of Care.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Simmons Baptist Church.