To live is Christ, to die is gain

Today we were challenged by a friend to praise God in this situation.  I sat at my dad’s beside repeating the phrase “watup GiGi”  a game that my 2 year old always got a laugh from my dad as he woke up to tickle Champe.  While I stood there, my mother began to tell me the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  As they went into the fiery furnace they said I know my God can save us, but we will praise him even if he does not.  As a family we are praising God for a the giant of a man we got to spend 61 years with.  However we are crying out in prayer that our great God saves him, but if He does not we will continue to serve and praise an awesome God. 

We will hear back on the latest test this morning, but short of our God stepping in there is not much more “medically” we can do.  Paul wrote to live is Christ to die is gain.  Our father is on the edge of heaven.  We all could use your prayers as we move forward, and focus on where we go from here

We could not thank you enough for your prayers, words and stories.  When I started this blog my dad was the only reader I had.   That remained the same until his injury.  Now over 2,000 people each day are writing and reading about whale.  It is not often a family gets to see the impact the one they loved shared with the world.  Thank you God for a dad that truly change not only my life or our neighbors life but who impacted thousands.

Watup Gigi, we love you!

Update:  Please pray for my wife Melissa, and My sister-in-law Haley.  Both of which have small babies and are still in McKinney.  Isla is 4 months old  and Eli is 6 days old (which my father held and played with both before he left Sunday for the Cape)  They are not going to travel here to see my father and could use an extra hug today.

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63 responses to To live is Christ, to die is gain

  1. Hello there…friend of K&K stopping by to say I’m praying for a miracle. With faith. I know the pain of losing Daddy. Thanks for your wonderful testimony for Christ!!!

  2. Fay

    Came from your sisters site. Praying for your dad and your family. Nahum 1:7 – The LORD is good: a stronghold in the day of trouble. He knows those that trust in Him.

  3. Spencer Curtis

    I’ll add my voice to the chorus of those in prayer…we are praying for the grace of God to continue to be poured out, and that grace would overshadow EVERYTHING else. This has done a fresh work in my own life personally, so God is in fact being glorified.

    Mark, we love you. Anne, we love you. Thank you for your ongoing impact in my life and in the life of my sons, Shane and Justin.

  4. Judy Miller

    Mark,

    Have been and will continue to pray for Dr. Mark and all of your family. Especially today.

    In His love,
    Judy

  5. Scott Sunderman

    Our whole BFG is praying continuously for Dr Mark. We are also praying for all of you.

  6. Sara Odom

    Dear Presleys,
    My prayers are with you. Anne, you have been such an inspiration to my children and to me and although I don’t know Mark personally, his influence is unmistakeable! One of the first Bible verses my mom ever taught me was Phl 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. I pray His Grace and Mercy over your family in this devastating time. Please know how much you are loved

    Sara Odom
    Ryan, Payton, and Parke

  7. Kim Vitz

    Praying and Crying this morning. Tears of sadness, tears for your pain and tears of joy for being blessed with knowing Dr. Mark. I so wish I was there to give each one of you a hug.
    Spent some time with Mel and the boys last night. What a blessing. Champe was going strong. As I told Mel, he is pure entertainment. I love to just watch him. He could not be any cuter.
    Love to you all,

    Kim Vitz

  8. Jim and Elizabeth Larkin

    Presley Family,

    We cannot begin to describe what an inspriation you all have been in our lives. Elizabeth and I were single teenagers when we first met you through McKinney FBC and MHS Student Council. Now we are married and still very involved in our church here in Houston. (Mrs. Presley, you might get a kick out of this. We had a party for our COR sunday school group, and after everyone went home, Elizabeth and I joked about writing down Pros and Deltas). Needless to say, you have had a lasting effect on us both. A big reason being your willingness to invest faithfully in others lives and share the love of Christ with anyone you encountered.

    We want you to know that your teaching, actions, and love helped both of us get through the tough times, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Let us know if there is anything you might need.

    We will be in constant prayer for Dr. Presley and the entire Presley family. We have alerted both of our families who are doing the same. Dr. Presley is an amazing example of what Christ calls men to be. His family is a testament to the difference that Christ can make in a man’s life and the spiritual leadership that he provides.

    In Him,

    Jim and Elizabeth Larkin

  9. Mark, Anne & family,

    Our hearts are heavy as we continue to lift your family in prayer this morning. We have shared with each other this week how your family has impacted our lives and want you to know that we love each of you.

    Randy, Jene, Amy & Luke Hullett

  10. Brenda Garritson, nutrition adjunct professor

    I have been praying for both Dr. Mark and his family since I heard the news. My heart aches for your family. Dr. Presley is so proud of his wife, children, and grandchildren. One could not be in conversation for any length of time that he didn’t mention something about one of you. He is always talking about Anne and her accomplishments. It has always been apparent how deep his love is for her and his family. He is not ashamed to share his love for the Lord. Not only through speaking but even more so with his actions.
    I can truly empathize with your family today as you are praying for God to bring healing to your father and to guide you and give you the strength you all we need to make the decisions that may be required of you today. My mother suffered from a similar event suffering from an aneurism. Her medical test gave the same grim news as your father’s. There is no doubt when he leaves this earthly body his destination will be Heaven. He will be anxiously waiting for you all to join him some after you have had full productive lives bringing glory to God as he has. In Christ’s love, Brenda Garritson

  11. Dolly and Tommy

    We hold you in our hearts and in our prayers. Anne, I’ll never forget your loving kindness as my mother lay dying. I wish I could be there at your side during this difficult time.

    In Christ’s wonderful love–

    –dolly

  12. Maria

    My prayer for you and yours…
    May the Lord bless you and keep you;
    May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    May the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
    It’s comforting to know that your family knows and believes in Him our Lord and Savior JESUS!

    Your Dad’s colleagues are better today for having known him.

    Prayerfully yours,
    Maria Rosbury

  13. I lost my father twenty-two years ago – he was only fifty-five years old. I’m only telling you this because I have some understanding of what you are going through.

    Miracles come in so many ways, and some are very hard to recognize – especially when we are in the kind of pain you are feeling now. Maybe God has already stepped in with your miracle, and the miracle is that He is with you holding you up, and that your father is experiencing the ultimate miracle.

    I am a reader of Kari’s and Kijsa’s blog, and it is so apparent what a fine and loving family you all are. Your father has spent his life preparing each of you to be his legacy to the world. I know in my heart that he feels your love, and that he is so proud of you.

  14. Lara Lee Greene

    Hello sweet family –

    just wanted to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers today. We may even have to eat some ice cream in honor of Dr. Mark’s daily trips while at the Cape.

    Also, tell Whit and Dr. Mark that Olivia has been looking for geodes in our rock garden – yeah, she’s a 2 1/2 year old geologist apparently.

    Love you all!!!

  15. Coach and Linda Dyer

    I stopped by to give Mel a hug yesterday, and the bonus of the day was that I got to play a little with Champ and hold little Eli…I also talked to Liz yesterday and updated her on Dr. mark…even as we speak prayers are going out around the world for Dr. Mark and the rest of you. You have a wonderful, strong family, and our prayer for today is that God will give you all of the strength you need for today, and that HE will wrap his loving arms around you to hold you tight.
    Dr. Mark has been such an encourager with our Mimi, having gone thur something similar, so without a doubt his courage will continue to guide you thur today.
    We continually lift you up in our prayers.
    Coach and Linda

  16. Praying for the miraculous. May our Heavenly Father pour out His blessings on your family, as you travel this path. Prayers for His wisdom to guide you, His strength to empower you, and His peace to comfort you.

    diXymiss (another K&K blog buddy)

  17. Mark,

    As I prayed for you this morning, I asked the Lord to give your entire family an added sense of His presence and peace. You are an incredible family, having been led by incredible parents, both Mark Sr. and Anne. His walk to heaven may be a short journey at this point, but he navigated his children and his children’s children toward the cross daily. He has had a life well lived; may the Savior now bring him home or return him to this earth to live for His glory until a later time.

    You are loved. I pray Melissa, Champe, and Eli are surrounded by the family of God today. May the hugs and helping hand be an extension of the Father who holds each of us with perfect grace.

    Your future is as bright as God; may His light illimune those dark places of the soul today. We wish you God’s strength, presence, and power this day.

    Chris and Brenna Stull

  18. Pam Anderson

    Mark your words really strike a strong cord with me. Your whole family is truely living as Christ with your words and actions in Dr. Marks room. You are a living testimony to what he wanted for each of you. I know you make him proud as well as our Heavenly Father. It is truely your father’s gain when he meets our Father in heaven. It is tough in this world and I know I am in awe at how wonderfully each of you are handeling this. You are a true testament to us all. We are continually praying and crying with you.
    Love you all,
    Pam

  19. Michelle Robbins

    Mark, Anne and Kari Anne,

    Our family comes together with yours in prayer for Dr. Mark. We pray for strength to endure, comfort and peace in knowing that God’s in control. You have been such a blessing to our boys in so many ways. Thank you for that. Please know that you are constantly in our thoughts and we continue to lift Dr. Mark and you up in our prayers. We love you! Britton, Michelle, John, Krista, Michael and Erica.

  20. Marita

    Anne,

    You know how much you mean to me and my Mom. We are both with you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love always,
    Marita

  21. Janet Hale

    Wow! What an amazing family you are! I am so moved and inspired by your faith and your love. I know that your dad ran a great race and all of you will be able to carry the baton on and instill these great “fruits of the spirit” on to the next generation. How blessed you are to have been led by such a man. I admire all of you without even knowing some of you. My love and prayers are with you.
    God is Faithful, He will never leave you nor forsake you.
    Friend of Karianne.
    Janet

  22. Kevin and Sharon Wieser

    The entire Presly family have always impressed me, and I have no doubt that whatever happens, you will be sustained and the world will get a gimpse of what it means to experience the peace that passes understanding. I have incredible confidence in all of you and God is to be praised because he has made the investment in each of you with HIS gifts and talents. May this day go by quickly and you have a visit from on high for any decisions that may come your way!

    Kevin and Sharon Wieser

  23. Tommy and Trisha Stanley

    Mark,
    Our hearts are heavy this morning as we continue to pray for you, the family, the physicians and Dr. Mark. Tell Kari that I wish I could be there to put my arms around her. We are praying that you all feel God’s love and comfort during this time. We know that He is holding you close and carrying you through these heart-breaking days.
    We love you all,
    Tommy, Trisha,and Sarah Stanley

  24. Judi Elliott

    Dear Presley Family,

    Twelve years ago my father suffered a bilateral stroke that left him in the same condition as Whale. We spent days by his bedside and nights in the hospital chapel.

    After 4 days in intensive care the doctors decided to move my father to another wing. He was breathing but totally unresponsive. I rushed to the hospital to be with him so he wouldn’t be frightened by the move.

    When I was alone with my dad he opened his eyes and mumbled jumbled words. And I realized he was putting his affairs in order. I held his hand while he talked. I kissed his head and told him that I would take care of everything he asked. I told him he was going home.

    Two days later we took my father on a seven hour trip back to his home in Lubbock. Thirty minutes after being put in his own bed, he took his last breath.

    For the rest of my life I will be grateful that we took my father home. I know he died a happy man but it was the hardest task that I have ever had.

    Good luck and be strong. Whale would want it that way.

  25. Susan and Carl Hicks

    Dear Mark and all of your sweet family,
    We are so amazed at the outpouring of love being sent to all of you. Your dad is such an amazing man and has touched so many lives. God is in control of all of this and he knows the plans for you and your dad at this time. Our hearts and prayers are continually with all of you right now.
    Susan and Carl Hicks

  26. Randy, Cameron & Jeremy Hedrick Families

    Dear Presley Family:

    Our whole family is praying for peace and comfort to each of you through the decisions you must make today. We pray that God would envelope you in his arms and lead you through this difficult time. Mark’s legacy will continue on through generations, not only for your immediate family but all those he’s touched through his ministry at church, community, work and around the world. I keep thinking about Mark’s mom who has already relocated to Heaven – I can almost see her putting the welcome mat down & waiting at Heaven’s gate for his arrival.

    God bless you & give you strength today and for the days to come.

  27. Anita & Mike Bruck

    Anne & Family,
    Please know that we are among the throng that is lifting you all up in prayer. May decisions come easily and peace that surpasses understanding envelop you all!
    With Much Love,

  28. Ben Faus

    I was in Mrs. Presley’s BFG at church this year, and whenever she wasn’t there Dr. Presley stepped in to challenge us spiritually. Both ALWAYS offered wonderful spiritual insights and inspiring challenges for us to follow through with in our daily spiritual walks. My family and I are in constant prayer for Dr. Presley and know that God will follow through with his wonderful plan.

  29. juliet Kauffman

    Dear Mark (and all),

    Thank you so much for such wonderful blogginess to keep us, who can only be with you in spirit, apprised of what is happening.

    My prayer is to remember that God has everything in His control and we CAN accept His will. This gives me incredible peace.

    At times like these we find ourselves looking back. For me, I think of my uncle, Mark’s father, Oran Presley, who passed from this world 39 years ago this coming Sunday at the tender age, seemingly before his time, of 52. He left for me a wonderful perspective of the world from which I draw considerable strength, understanding, and acceptance.

    I think, too, of my dear Aunt Ione, your grandmother, who was like a mother to me while growing up. Both Aunt Ione and Uncle Oran gave me much of who I am today. I am so grateful.

    You, your brother, sisters and your children have been so blessed. These blessings will sustain you in the days to come as you accustom to the “new normal” that is life.

    A note to Anne: You have phenomenal support. You will be in the thoughts and prayers of a multitude, never alone.

    Whatever the outcome, there are no mistakes, only opportunities, as we know. Lean on God to give you peace.

    Love,

    Juliet Kauffman and family, Lyle and Caitlin

  30. Bryan & Teri Moore

    My Dad (I call him my dad although he was actually my stepdad)who died in a tragic accident in 1996, would always tell my brothers and I “before you can be a man you must know “The Man””. Teri and I where in your Dads BFG for several years and I know he is the true meaning of my dads catch phrase. God give you and your family strength, for he is a sovereign God.

    Love Bryan, Teri, Christopher,Micah,Megan and Bekah Moore

  31. Bridget, Josh and Tivon

    We love you and are praying for you.
    A song (tune of Edelweiss) I’ve been singing since I was a kid,
    May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever.
    Grant you peace, perfect peace. Courage in every endeavour.
    Lift of your eyes and see God’s face and God’s grace forever.
    May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever.

    peace be with you,

    Bridget, Josh, Ti

  32. Mimi

    Hey Kari,

    I just saw the post, you guys are in my prayers. I called the house phone (I think) because I don’t have your cell. I wish I could be there to hug your neck.

    We love you,
    Mimi

  33. Bruce Blackman

    Anne, I am truly sorry to say that I do know what you are going through and unfortunately there is nothing that can be said that seems adequate at a time like this. All I can do is give you a hug, shed a tear, and pray for the best. Bruce

  34. Bryan and Tracy Doyle

    Mark and family,

    Words escape us – just know that this extraordinary story has drawn so many people to the Father’s heart – May wisdom, peace and comfort everwhelm you…

    Love from your ‘mate’ Bryan

  35. Joshua Helms

    I am encouraged by your families faith and through your words I can see God is receiving Glory in this. We are still praying.

  36. I have come to your site via Kari and Kijsa beautiful blog. Please know that your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers…today and for as long as needed! I am home today…so I lit a candle…to remind me….whenever I see it lit or smell the lovely aroma to take time to pray for your father, your mother and all of your family. I will continue this throughout the day.

    I want you to know I have been where you are at this moment…we suffered something similar with my sweet mother…she however, was not in the best of health beforehand, so some of it was not unexpected. I will leave you with this scripture…one that I am sure you know well…and I do believe with all my heart…that God can and will heal your father…

    Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 KJV

    Also…
    Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Psalm 28: 6-7 NIV

    Continued prayers from someone in Texas who has been touched by your families love, support for others and remarkable faith! Your dad is an incredible man…who obviously has an incredible and loving family…he is smiling in his heart for each of you…today and always!

    God Be with each of you…
    Teresa

  37. Brent & Savannah Sorrels

    Presley family

    We are praying for each of you today that you will have His peace that passes all understanding and His comfort during these days. We can only imagine what joy Dr. Mark has in being able to say with such confidence “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 1:4) From generation to generation, your family is serving and praising our Father as taught by your father, Dr. Mark.
    God bless.
    Brent & Savannah

  38. Josephine

    I will ask in prayer that your incredible dad will make it through this. My heart is heavy for your family to endure this pain, we are all sending love, and continued support, to make it through….
    God Bless You ALL.

  39. Aletha Walls

    Dear Presley Family,

    Be assured of our prayers for Dr. Mark and each of you individually and as a group. Please stand united. Our God is sufficient for all your needs. Prayers are pounding Heaven and our God hears and answers our prayers. With the exception of the boys I have either taught or attended SS with most all of you. I know your spiritual strength and maturity and I also know how much each of you love Dr. Mark and each other. Thermon and I were talking about his buying that old Chevy Luv pickup and how he used to tell us he was going to drive it the distance to the moon. Your family and ours share a lot of funny stories around that old truck.

    Anne, words you spoke in our little SS class many years ago have come back to mind, but they so impressed me on what a special relationship you and Mark share. I’m praying for you.

    God Bless, Aletha & Thermon Walls

  40. Muecke Family

    Applauding with all our hearts, praying for a curtain call, trusting the Director.

    So much love,

  41. Marion Miller

    Presley Family
    Please know that all the Prayer Warriors from First United Methodist Church, the Sunday School members, and all the networking buddies that have been emailed are praying for you. We are praying for healing, for hope, and for peace. Prayer is the answer. Keep believing.
    Below is a response I was asked to forward.
    Blessings,
    Marion Miller

    Could you please pass this on to the Presleys that I will pray with them believing God for a miracle. I am shocked and cannot imagine what they are going through right now. All my love and heart felt concern to each and every one of them.

    Sharla Bush

  42. Patsy Caropresi

    I am in agreement with you in prayer. I have enjoyed knowing and working with Mark for many years. He is a wonderful person. God bless you all.

  43. Dr. Bruce and Susan Douthit, Lindsey, Andrew &Taylor

    Dear Presleys…Know that our family is lifting each of you up in prayer during this time of sadness and challenge. May you each feel God’s love and comfort. Susan Douthit

  44. Claudia Kelley

    Please know so many of us are praying as you have asked and on our own prayers of comfort for all of you. Your dad, husband, grandfather is a great man and a great fighter. How blessed your family and all of us are to know him. Claudia

  45. Blake Powell

    I don’t think I ever got to meet your dad, but I know one thing. If Whitney is anything like him, then he must be an awesome person. I am proud to be a friend of a daughter of whale. My prayers and love are with you.

  46. martha

    I am a a reader of your sisters’ blog. Your father must be very proud of each of you. I am praying for your strength and wisdom.

  47. Almighty Father, Your children continue to give you praise. We thank you because you are the author of our lives. Please, Father hear the prayers of your children especially as centered around your son Dr. Mark Presley! Give us just another chance to proclaim your greatness as you extend your healing hands of mercy over him and restore hope and courage not only to those who currently take care over him in the hospital but to us all who await that great miracle. May your name be Glorified now and for ever…. Amen!

  48. Melody and Dwayne Nicholson

    Please know we are praying for you and your family. Your family is lifted up by many. I can not express the testimony your family has been through the past several days and God has received the glory. I pray for peace and discernment for your family

  49. Terry & Joyce Wood

    Our hearts ache for all of you and what you are going through. We are praying that God will give you strength, wisdom, comfort and guide you through the days ahead. (We know he will)

    I wish with all my heart that we could wake up and discover this had been a horrible dream, but I know it is painfully real. We love and respect Dr. Mark. He has touched us all and we share four beautiful grandchildren (Denton Jr., Zachary, Westleigh and Whitney). He fills such an important role in their lives and they love their “GiGi” with all their hearts. Please know that we are praying for all of you and that includes Denton Sr., Melissa, Haley, Champ, Isla & Eli, that are unable to be with you at this time. We know that you are hurting and we ask God to hold you close.

    Love you all!
    Terry & Joyce Wood

  50. I have not been so moved in such a long time. I came over from your sisters blog. I’m so sorry your family is going through this. My prayers are with you tonight. This blog is such a beautiful tribute to a fabulous man. (I went back to the beginning)

  51. Araceli Rodriguez

    I am one of his many students at Eastfield College, it is a Great honor to have him as our professor, He talks about his daughters, sons,wife, and grandchildren all of the time with so much love. Are prayers are with Dr. Mark and his loving family. Dr. Mark is a remarkable Godly man. Trust In the Lord with all your hearts.

  52. I am a friend (only through the laptop) of your sisters. Just checking back to see how your Dad is doing.

    You are all in my prayers.

    I love your spirit of praise. Remember God is good, even in our darkest days and deepest sorrows, God is good.

  53. Keith Thompson

    Dr. Mark – great faith, great man, great legacy, great joy on earth while living, greater joy later in heaven while living eternally. Great sorrow now for family and friends, but greatful for being touched and loved by him and for the shared joy when God finally calls him home. We will have lost something special, but will have great memories and the knowledge of his eternal peace and joy to comfort us. Our prayer is for God’s will, however, our hope is for God’s miracle of life with us.

  54. Vicki Neese

    Dear Presley Family, My heart is sad upon learning tonight about Dr. Presley’s brain injury. He made such a difference in learning about geology. I purposely chose Dr. Presley as my geology instructor. I enjoyed his teaching style. It was Dr Presley’s nature to joke about someone who didn’t follow his instructions. He would say, “Bless his or her heart.” Dr. Presley’s expression of “Bless his heart” still puts a smile on my face. He made the entire class laugh with his loveable humor. His unique sense of humor was warm and funny. I absolutely loved both classes of geology. The field trips were places no one could possibly find. In fact, after exploring on these field trip, the only way you could find the location again would be through Dr. Presley. He could find the most amazing places and make each field trip adventerous and exciting beyond words. Before writing and sending this e-mail, I had a talk with our Heavenly Father. I felt the warmth of God’s love as I prayed for Dr. Presley. God is listening to our prayers in respect to Dr. Presley. Prehaps your dad is making peace with whatever our Father decides on for the future. My sweet mother died of cancer at 69. Mother lingered in a coma for two weeks before God took home. There is always a void in your life upon a parent’s passing. Prayer and peace be with all of you during this difficult time.

  55. I just left your sister’s blog. As I have been working in VBS all weekI had not been checking the blogs. I am so sorry about this. But I will pray for your Father and all of you. I am alos prasing Our Lord for your Father and the work he has done for our Lord…….Mary

  56. Jean Ann Collins

    Mark Jr., Anne and the rest of the Presley clan,

    Know that the entire Collins family has been, and will continue, to lift you up in prayer. Your comments here are a testament to what has truly inspired this faithful family. We pray specifically that you feel God’s arms wrapped around you during this difficult time.

  57. Mary Ann Fitzsimmons

    Dear Presley family,
    Thank you for honoring us at Eastfield College by sharing this most difficult week in all of your lives. Yes, we too are in shock and mourning this week for Mark’s immense physical struggles and your family’s agonizing hours with the medical community and the waiting, praying, lack of sleep, etc…
    Our beloved Dean Mark, jovial encourager and collaborator, peacemaker, “Rock Guy” Geologist, and most important…friend.
    Just before Mark left for vacation, we spoke at length here in the Continuing Education office.
    After we discussed the joint work issues to be taken care of while he was gone, Mark shared how much he appreciated his loving, supportive wife who gives him wings to share his talents with all. Mark said we(his wife and he) must have done a good job to stay together so long… Mark said he was really looking forward to this vacation especially this summer, to getting the grandchildren, to the trip to the coast, to being at the ocean with the whole family. Mark was so joyful and peaceful with a twinkle in his eyes talking about his family. It is obvious that he loves you all so dearly and appreciates your love and care for him.
    Please tell Mark that DAFFY MAFFY Fitz sends her heartfelt appreciation for him and sends her prayers too. I will send you one of my keepsake green rocks from Ireland in celebration of Mark’s love of God’s beautiful world.
    Family, we are storming heaven to send you the grace, peace, sleep, and wisdom that you need to endure, to comfort one another, and to celebrate Mark.
    Prayers from all of us in the Workforce Continuing Education department at Eastfield College.

  58. Vic Agbasi

    Dr. Mark Presley was my Dean while at Eastfield as Visiting Scholar for two years. Dr. Mark tackles problems head-on and in the most effective and efficient manner. He is task oriented, creative, and fun to work with. I enjoyed working with him and sincerely wish him a speedy recovery.

  59. Loretta Rodgers

    Dear Presley Family,
    My condolences and prayers to all of you. I had the brief privilege of working with Dr. Mark on last year as a faculty member at Eastfield. I observed a man of substance, insight, sincerity,leadership and humbleness. I was profoundly impressed ! Dr.Mark Presley – –truly an inspiring champion whose memory will live on. May God bless and comfort you.

  60. Dorothy Golden

    Dear Family,

    I met Dr. Presley a month ago during the Summer I session as a student. He was very warm and welcoming when I spoke with him. I am praying for your family during this period. Dr. Presley will truly be missed my many! God Bless You.

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