Michelle Philips, 62, of East Palatka, FL, passed from this life on July 14, 2019. She was born on May 27, 1957, at Mary Lawson Hospital of Palatka and has been a lifelong resident of Putnam County. Michelle grew up along the St. John’s River on property that has been in the family for 100 years. She has always been drawn to our beautiful Florida waterways, whether it was watching the sunset, shelling, or observing wildlife on Sanibel and Crescent Beach. Michelle also enjoyed horseback riding on the family farm in Interlachen and nurturing her gardens. She had a great love for her beautiful grandchildren. She found much joy and solace in her relationship with the Lord, and she loved her prayer and worship time.
We celebrate Michelle’s life and embrace all the love she shared, care she had given, and beautiful memories she created. We rejoice that she is at peace, and our beautiful “Shell” is celebrating in heaven.
She was preceded in death by her parents, “Sonny” and Elizabeth Philips.
Michelle is survived by her two children, Robin Ziegler (David “Zig”) of Palatka and Mason Wells (Mollie) of East Palatka, her sister, Laura Smith (Danny) of Dalton, GA, her brother, Clay Philips (Tedra) of Crescent Beach. Her grandchildren are Cole, Riley, Kyla, and Scout Ziegler and Paisley and Penelope Wells. Her nephews are Landon (Morgan) and Lane Smith, and Cade and Trevor Philips.
Memorial services celebrating Michelle’s life will be Friday, July 19 at 4 P.M. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Haven-Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 in memory of Michelle Philips.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Michelle’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffuenrals.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.