Joyce Katherine Brooks, 87, of Palatka, passed from this life on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Palatka, Joyce worked 30 years as a food service manager with the Putnam County School District. Over the years, she worked at Campbell Elementary, Mellon Elementary, Palatka South High School and at Moseley Elementary. She was a member of the Putnam County Food Service Association. In years past, Joyce had been a member of Lemon Heights Baptist Church and in recent years she was a member of Francis Baptist Church. In her leisure time, Joyce enjoyed camping, traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, William Brooks and her parents, Roy Elmer Wilkinson and Beatrice Katheryne Wilde Wilkinson.
Joyce is survived by 2 daughters, Judy Brooks Jones (Barry) of Palatka and Carol Brooks Williams (Jack) of Madison, MS, 5 grandchildren, Lynn Chastain (John), Barbara Dunham (Keith), Dana Townsend (Jeremy), Lisa St. Clair (Luke) and Justin Williams and 9 great-grandchildren, J.T. Chastain, Marley St. Clair, Morgan Chastain, Cade Chastain, Madison Dunham, Kallie Townsend, Miles St. Clair, Cooper Dunham and Cameron Townsend.
Services celebrating Joyce’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. Buddy Lynch and Pastor Jason Sharp officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, Jacksonville office, 8384 Baymeadows Road, Suite 10, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Joyce’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.