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

Edith Juanita Key

Thursday, May 19th, 1932 - Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Obituary

Edith Juanita Key, 86, of East Palatka, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. Born in Madison, Florida to Leland Grady Moon and Essie Beatrice Walker Moon, she moved to Palatka in 1953 from Madison. Juanita worked as the finance officer with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department from 1963 until her retirement in 1994. During her time as a dedicated and valued employee at the sheriff’s department and in addition to all her many duties, she also served as the Sheriff’s Office representative on the County’s Insurance Committee and the County’s Benefit Fair Committee. Juanita was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Palatka.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Wayne Key, a brother, Grover Moon and a sister, Lillian Williams.
Juanita is survived by her sister, Myrtle Moon Clark of Bartow, FL, numerous nieces and nephews and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Services celebrating Juanita’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Brad Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of services at 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the First Baptist Church, 501 Oak St., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Juanita’s Book of Memories Page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    Address
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    Address
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Brad Hall
    Co-Celebrant
    Ronald Clark
  • Interment

    Location
    Palatka Memorial Gardens
    Address
    4070 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Mark Maloy

Posted at 07:20am
Ms. Juanita I’m so sorry I missed your service I had no idea, until a few minutes ago, that you had passed. I love you and I know you have entered God’s glory. You and Mr. Wayne were so awesome and a great example of how Jesus wants us to live. I also know you have been reunited with Mr. Wayne. Bless you.

Mark Maloy

Sophia Smith

Posted at 02:32pm
I met Mrs. Juanita when I joined the Board of Directors for the Christian Service Center. She devoted many years to us as bookkeeper and excellence was always her creed. She was such a special lady. I saw her at Bradley's recently and was delighted to have a moment with her. Her gentle spirit belied a fierce determination and will when it came to things she loved. She was a powerful influence at the Sheriff's office, bragging often that she helped raise Taylor Douglas and Dean Kelly. Although she never birthed a child, she was "Mama Juanita" to many. Her influence in my life was profound and I am forever grateful to have known her; she loved hard. Love and prayer to her multitude of family and friends.
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