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Coward, Preston L.

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April 12, 1987 - June 3, 2021

Coward, Preston L.

Preston Lynn Coward, beloved son of Myra Ruano Benoit and Kevin Coward, was born April 12, 1987, in Dallas, Texas and passed away on June 3, 2021, in Dallas at the age of 34.

Preston graduated from Plano Senior High School, attended Louisiana State University, and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in finance.  He worked for Bank of America.  He loved to play golf, watch the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavs, LSU & Texas Tech football.  His absolute favorite spot to vacation was Puerto Rico.  He loved his family, especially his parents, and his friends (The “P” Town Gang & Mud Dogs Fantasy Football).

Preston was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; Irma and Clifford Rachal and Jose Ruano; paternal grandfather, Dennis Courtney.  He is survived by his beloved mother, Myra Ruano Benoit of Dallas, TX; father, Kevin Coward “Pop” (Jennifer) of DeRidder, LA; brother, Wesley Coward; sister, Victoria DeLome; grandmother, Jennie Courtney “Nana”; and grandparents, Tommy and Doris Coward.

On Friday, June 11, 2021, a brief prayer service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 9807 Church Road, Dallas, TX at 4:30pm followed by a Celebration of Life at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (Coronado Ballroom in the Ser Tower far entrance) at 6:30pm.

Please direct all flower and plant deliveries to Myra Ruano Benoit, Room 2474 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207).  These deliveries will be transferred to the Coronado Ballroom for the service.

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“You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
I did not give you the gift of life as much as life gave me the gift of you.
You are forever in my heart”
Love, Mom


“Death leaves a heartache that no man can heal.
Love leaves a memory that no man can steal.”
Thank you for the memories Preston…
Love, Pop


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Johanna Bortnem

June 14, 2021 11:00AM

Myra, You have been on my heart and in my prayers. I know Preston meant the world to you. I’m sorry we were out of town last week. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Cindy Lewis

June 13, 2021 9:09PM

Preston was your greatest blessing of all and he will continue to live forever in your heart. Lifting you up in prayers for strength to get you through all the days of your life. I love you.

Janice Rehg

June 12, 2021 7:47AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Preston was always so helpful and a great friend to many. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ed and Janice Rehg

Teri Ferry

June 11, 2021 10:13PM

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. I know God will help you all at this time and always.

Taisa Gaia

June 11, 2021 9:38AM

My heart aches for you Myra. So sorry for your loss.

Taisa Gaia

June 11, 2021 9:37AM

My heart aches for you Myra. May God holds you in His arms in this moment to give you comfort and strength:

Dienne Almeida

June 10, 2021 5:44PM

My heartfelt condolences to you and to your family Miss Benoit!
-Almeida Family

Denise &Merrell Bailey

June 10, 2021 4:38PM

So sorry for your loss Kevin praying for you all.

Lon Thrasher

June 10, 2021 3:21PM

Thinking of you and your family. Peace and love be with you all.


June 10, 2021 7:01AM

We were so disheartened by the loss of your son. Knowing the heartache of losing your child added to the grief. Those big eyes of his made me smile, though. Love and prayers for all affected by this tragedy. ❤️🌹

Olivia de Santiago

June 09, 2021 9:23PM

My heart is aching for you! I am praying for you and your family.

Walter Rodriguez

June 09, 2021 7:17PM

Mis más sentidos pésame, amiga todo en la vida tiene un propósito, Dios te de las fuerzas para recuperarte de esta situacion.
(My condolences, friend, everything in life has a purpose, God give you the strength to recover from this situation.)

The Morales'

June 09, 2021 12:47PM

Myra, we are deeply saddened by the passing of your beloved son, Preston! We lift you up in prayer for the consolation you need to find peace and comfort. You raised an incredible individual and he will always remain your sun, moon, and stars! Strong hugs to you and all the family! xoxo

Veronica Drisker-Kolhagen

June 09, 2021 12:02PM

To Myra and Family! So so sorry for the lost of Preston!

Veronica Drisker-Kolhagen

June 09, 2021 12:01PM

To Myra and Family! So so sorry for the lost of Preston! I pray 🙏for you and family!

Stephen England

June 09, 2021 10:55AM

So sorry to hear of Preston’s passing.
Stephen E

Debbie and Robert Maddox

June 09, 2021 8:49AM

So sorry to here about The loss of Preston we are in your prayers and we know it’s hard to deal with but God is always by your side praying for y’all

Tammie and Ernest Deason

June 08, 2021 10:42PM

Our heart hurts so bad for you all. We know how much you all love Preston. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Preston Coward.

Elizabeth McGee

June 08, 2021 4:26PM

Michael and I are so sorry for your loss. Preston was a beautiful soul, you raised a wonderful young man! We will be praying for you and your family! All our Love! Michael & Elizabeth McGee

Tammie Watson Midkiff

June 08, 2021 3:24PM

Myra and Kevin...We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Preston. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Craig and Tammie

Marlene Zayas

June 08, 2021 3:14PM

Mi querida amiga, siento mucho lo de Preston, le pido a Dios que te de fortaleza en estos momentos difíciles, siento mucho por lo que estas pasando se que no hay palabras para consolarte, solo Dios puede llenar tu alma de consuelo. Que descanse en paz! Un abrazo desde Puerto Rico!

Priscilla Delgado

June 08, 2021 2:55PM

My deepest heartfelt condolences! Sorry for your loss. Praying for you🙏🏻

Lalo Rivas

June 08, 2021 1:17PM

I know he was the light of your eyes!!! I'm so sorry for your loss!!

Aunt Caroline and Uncle Bob

June 08, 2021 12:43PM

Always in our hearts, Preston.

Rafferty Family

June 08, 2021 11:50AM

We are so sorry prayers for u all

Katherine Brownell

June 08, 2021 11:43AM

Dear ama. Benoit: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. The Brownell family - Dell, Michael & Kristine

Alisa Yancy

June 08, 2021 10:49AM

Kevin you and your family have my LOVE and PRAYERS ....

Phyllis Wilson

June 08, 2021 10:35AM

So sorry for your loss will be praying for all of you for the days ahead

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June 08, 2021 9:47AM

My sincere condolences on the loss of your son.

LuWanna UpChurch

June 08, 2021 9:42AM

Myra, Kevin and family. I'm really still in shock and immediately my heart broke for your entire families. Please know when I put this down I will go into prayer just for Preston and your family. Much love for you all. LuWanna

Phyllis McBride

June 08, 2021 8:25AM

I'm so very sorry! I know first hand how much this hurts. Lost my daughter when she was 34. God's comfort to all of you!

Melissa Daniels

June 08, 2021 7:49AM

Sending love and prayers to you both, Myra and Kevin. I love you both very much. So so sorry for your loss.

Teresa Weismann

June 08, 2021 3:50AM

Myra,Kevin and family there are no words Preston always had a hug and a big smile my prayers and thoughts are with you may the memories and God be the anchor through this storm love you

Cynthia Garner

June 07, 2021 11:42PM

My deepest sympathy to the family. Praying for your strength and healing. 😓🙏🙏

Joycelyn frye

June 07, 2021 10:52PM

I am sorry for your loss

Janene Ward

June 07, 2021 10:33PM

Myra there are no words...many prayers friend.🙏💔

Janene Ward

June 07, 2021 10:32PM

Myra my heart aches for you...many prayers friend.🙏💔

Steve Woodard Jr.

June 07, 2021 10:18PM

My condolences Bro. Kevin and Sis. Jennifer. My heart is heavy and I pray that you and your loved ones can find peace in Jesus Christ. Love you guys.

Miyady Velázquez

June 07, 2021 10:15PM

Mi querida amiga, cuanto lamento ver esta noticia, confío que el Dios de PAZ llene tu corazón, cuerpo y espíritu. Que Dios sea añadiendo consuelo a tu vida y que continuamente te permita disfrutar el recuerdo de todos los años que Papá te permitió tener a Preston, disfrutarlo y todos los momentos agradables que pudieron compartir muy unidos. Recibe mi abrazo. Cariños

Hector Santiago

June 07, 2021 10:02PM

I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.

Tammy McSweeney Thornton

June 07, 2021 9:17PM

Sending LOVE & PRAYERS !!!

Pepe Ruano

June 07, 2021 9:15PM

I remember holding you in my arms the day you were born like it was yesterday.Preston I love you and will miss you Till we meet again. Uncle Pep

Kris Roberts

June 07, 2021 9:05PM

Kevin you're in my thoughts and prayers. I love you friend, so sorry for your loss.

Tammy W Victor

June 07, 2021 8:53PM

Friends, my heart aches for y’all.

The Spears family

June 07, 2021 8:52PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Lewis Goodrum

June 07, 2021 8:34PM

My sincere condolences to the family of Preston Coward. He always knew how to make everyone smile, a cherished gift he possessed.

Jodi Bernard

June 07, 2021 6:43PM

I spent some time with Preston when visiting family in TX and he and my son were friends. He will be missed gone far too soon. RIP Preston ♥️🙏🏼 My sincere condolences to the family.