MR. PRESTON BESSENT of Longs, passed away September 1, 2019 at McLeod Seacoast Hospital.  . 

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1-2

A Time to be born:  

Preston Antellio Bessent, son of Doris and Carol Bessent, Faye Maple and Windell Vereen was born on January 17, 1990 in Horry County, SC.  He is predeceased by his grandparents, Lacy and Emma Claridy, and Charlie Lee Miller.

A Time to Live and Love:

Preston attended Horry County Schools and graduated from NMB High School Class of 2008. He was employed at Amazing Blades Landscape. Preston accepted Christ as his personal Savior and joined Mt. Calvary #2 MB Church at an early age. Preston had a contiguous smile and a heart full of love for his family, friends, and sports.

A Time to Mourn:

Preston leaves to cherish his memories his parents, one {1} daughter: Malaysia Bellamy; grandparents, Corine Strickland, Willa Mae and OJ Jenerette;  ten {10} sisters, Tamika {Fred}Bellamy, Chequita McCoy, Samone Bessent, LaCora {Robert} McCullough, Lafashia Miller, Mariah McCray, Nakisheanna McCray, Shendell Vereen, LeMonyca Frazier, and Iesha Cochran; six {6} brothers, Quantrel Miller, Monrail Miller, Carlos Maple, Kwanzi {Teaira} Maple, Ja’Reizz Grate, and Domonique Vereen; two {2} special aunts, Mary Miller and Natasha Brown; special friends, Helen Gibson, Andre Mack, and Tashara Bellamy; a special cousin, Kel Gore, and a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Mt. Calvary #2 Missionary Baptist Church, Little River, SC 29566. The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at the Ocean View Funeral Home, Conway ChapelThe Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel is serving the Bessent Family.



  • Praying for all of you. God has gotten me through all my struggles. If God brought you to it, I promise he’ll bring you through it. Love each and everyone of you.

  • My condolences to the family and Doris I pray God strengthens you in this most difficult hour to and know that your are in my thoughts!! Susan Myers and Family

  • Really going to miss you Preston but God never makes a mistake he just blesses us with the best. Love and prayers

    Love Alan and Queenie

  • Preston was s lovely person a lot of manners I wad just teasing him the other Sunday another singing his song oh happy day he just smile and said I will half to get a new song ok we can make that happen he had a beautiful voice he will be missed praying for the whole family love thera and Roger stevenson

  • Prayers from the Bellamy family! Sorry for your loss.

  • Preston had a good heart. God sees who we really are and understands! May his parents, siblings and all family and friends find comfort knowing that God calls us when he wants us and at that time we must go. Preston’s in the place we hope to go one day. The song goes”when I get to heaven I’ll meet my mother there, she’ll say God all mighty here comes my child, he must have got here by prayer”. God bless each of you.

  • I am sending my condolences as well as my prayers to you and your family on the passing of your dear son, brother, cousin nephew and friend Preston.

  • Miss you

  • My heart are so broken you came so far praying for the family

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