Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Connie Jeanne Young Morris, 60, of East Palatka, passed from this life Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following a brief illness. A native of Jacksonville, Connie was a 1970 graduate of Ribault High School in Jacksonville and a 1974 graduate of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia where she received her bachelor’s degree. In 1975, Connie began what would be a 38 year career with the Putnam County School District teaching home economics at Palatka South High School. She continued teaching at Palatka High in 1977 when the two high schools were combined and remained there her whole career, retiring just a few weeks ago as the district cooperative training director. In addition to her teaching duties at Palatka High School, Connie was involved in the PTO, coached the varsity girls soccer team from 1999 – 2005, was the Senior Class Sponsor and also coordinated the Grad Nite trips and graduation ceremonies. She was also involved in the community as a member of, Beta Sigma Phi, The Woman’s Club of Palatka and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church where she was active in the Daughters of the King, the Episcopal Church Women, served as the vestry clerk and sang in the choir. While growing up and living in Jacksonville, she was active in the Rainbow Girls (a Masonic youth service organization) from 1966-70. She had also been a member of the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville where she sang in the choir. In earlier years while living in Putnam County, Connie had been an active supporter of the Democratic Party. Some of Connie’s favorite past-times were arts and crafts, horseback riding and hunting and fishing with her husband Richard. She was preceded in death by her father, Conn Young. She is survived by her husband of 8 years, Richard E. Morris of East Palatka, her mother, Jewell W. Young, a sister, Julie Covell, a niece, Victoria Covell, all of Jacksonville and her mother-in-law, Emma Lou Morris of East Palatka. Services celebrating Connie’s life will be at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Father Buzz Yarborough, The Reverend James M. Dorn, III and Dr. Don Aycock officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the funeral home from 6-8 P.M. and Wednesday from 3:00 P.M. till the time of services at 4:00 P.M. Graveside services and burial will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and faculty of PHS (past and present), The Woman’s Club of Palatka, Daughters of the King – St. Mark’s, and members of Beta Sigma Phi. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made in her memory to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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