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Obituary for Leah Kathrine Abbott

Leah Kathrine Abbott, 42, of Palatka, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. Born in Dallas, Texas, she moved to Palatka in 1984 from Jacksonville. Leah was a 1995 graduate of Palatka High School where she was involved in Steve Hunt’s choral group. Leah had worked at Aetna Insurance in downtown Jacksonville and later as a job placement coordinator with Goodwill Job Junction in St. Augustine. Leah loved music, singing and watching new movies, especially the scary ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Joseph Tiger and Nanci Atkinson Tiger.
Leah is survived by her daughter, Brook Michelle Abbott of Thornville, OH, a sister, Heather Gillean (Clay) of Jacksonville, her boyfriend, William Utley of Palatka and her 2 puppies, “Prada” and “Maggie Mae”.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Leah’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.