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

Barbara Jean Atkins

Wednesday, August 5th, 1936 - Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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Mrs. Barbara Jean (Reedy) Atkins, age 82 of Hiawassee, Georgia and formerly of Palatka, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Brasstown Manor after an extended illness. Barbara was born August 5, 1936 to the late Mr. George Kent and Carrie Delora (Howard) Reedy in Harlan, Kentucky. She was a member of Christ Independent Methodist Church. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, one brother George Kent Ready Jr., her father and mother-in-law, John Presley and Willie Florence Atkins, and sister-in-law Martha Jane (Atkins) Sargent. She was survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Boyd Atkins; son John Boyd Atkins Jr; daughter Brenda Kay Atkins; grandchildren Carly Elizabeth (Atkins) Binkley and husband Adam, Lindsay Myers Atkins, Boyd Atkins Shiver, Sydney Myers Shiver; sisters Rosemary (Reedy) Mahlkuch and Linda (Reedy) McCord McNiemeyer. Barbara’s family was her most cherished gift. She and Boyd made certain the Christian faith and core values instilled in them as children were passed on to their children. Barbara enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their mountain home in Hiawassee, Georgia, through the years, and always ensured there was enough food prepared for the next family member or friend who may arrive. Barbara enjoyed playing bridge, reading, dancing, gardening and cooking out with family and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Barbara’s life will be held at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 18th at Christ Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Amos Price officiating. Following the memorial service, the family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall at the church. The family gratefully accepts flowers, or in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Christ Independent Methodist Church, 4078 Silver Lake Drive, Palatka, Florida, 32177, designated for the youth group fund.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Barbara’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 4:00pm
    Christ Independent Methodist Church
    4078 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Rev. Amos Price


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Wade Matchett

Posted at 02:21pm
Sincere condolences. I am very sorry I could not attend the funeral. Barbara suffered for many years and she is now in a better place.
- Wade Matchett

James & Carol Woodall

Posted at 03:47pm
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
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Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 03:18pm
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. May Jehovah give your family strength to endure the pain you’re family is going through. “The day is near when all who have fallen asleep will be awaken”-John 5:28,29

Ben Bates

Posted at 09:10am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may you and the family look to our loving God for strength thru the days ahead. Mrs Atkins was also a gracious lady and so nice every time I was around her. She was just a wonderful lady.

Teresa, Walt, Jesten, Sterling, Rob and Claire

Posted at 06:27pm
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