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307 South Palm Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 325-4521
Betty Kite

Betty Marilyn Kite

Thursday, September 27th, 1934 - Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Betty Marilyn Kirkland Kite, 84, of Bostwick passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka following an extended illness. She was a native of Broxton, Georgia and had lived here since 1952 coming from Broxton. Betty was a graduate of Broxton High School in 1952, where she played basketball. In 1951 her team won the state championship. Betty had worked at Hudson Pulp and Paper, Central States, and Glendale Hospital in Palatka and had also worked for Commercial Credit in Jacksonville. Betty enjoyed fishing, flower gardening, and going to the mountains. She was also a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Kite, son, Michael D. Kirkland, brother, Billy Jo Kirkland and two granddaughters, Kimberley Baggs and Shannon Wilkinson.
She is survived by two sons, Mitchy Wilkinson and Shane Kite, three daughters, Penny Baggs (Danny), Glenda Peebly and Maurica Heisler (Jamie), two brothers, James Kirkland (Linda) and Jerry Kirkland (Beverly), a sister Alvalene Bicknell, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Brother Tommy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Bostwick Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at 12.
Memories and Condolences may be expressed to the family at Betty’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 12:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Bro. Tommy Smith
  • Interment

    Bostwick Cemetery
    Bostwick Cemetery Road
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Erica Robbins

Posted at 05:12am
A truly remarkable lady. So sorry for your loss. I'm unable to make the service but know that each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Erica Robbins

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Eric McQuaig

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I offer my sincere condolences to you, Maurica Heisler, Cassie, and Kelly, and family for your loss. Almost every time I saw Grandma Betty, she would “Pop” me on the forehead with her hand(I likely deserved it), then immediately open her arms out for her hug...She was such a sweet soul; if you wanted an “honest” answer, she was the one to ask. She was very humble, very kind, and it was a true joy and honor to have known her. My continued prayers to the family, as we grieve losing her. There’s an ever present joy and comfort in knowing, she is experiencing now a peace we can only begin to imagine, as she is hand in hand with Christ in Heaven, along with several other loved ones she so longed to see again.

Alice Baggs Farrell

Posted at 08:20pm
My sincere sympathy to all the family; please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Alice Baggs Farrell

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