March 10, 1935 - May 17, 2021
Overton – Joy Anne Overton, age 86, of Keystone Heights, Florida passed away on May 17, 2021 at North Florida Medical Center in Starke, FL. She was born in England on March 10, 1935 to the late William Harry Mealing and Alice Parker Mealing. Joy was raised in England and graduated from Wyombe Abbey School. After graduation she relocated to Miami where she resided for 14 years until moving to Bradford County. Joy enjoyed her career as a Seamstress for Starke Sewing Factory where she served for 30 years, but her main calling was being a Mom. She loved taking care of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joy was also passionate about being a daughter of Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior and loved attending Hope Baptist Church where she was a longtime member. Joy even worked as a Janitor at Hope Baptist Church for a few years. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and gardening, but most of all Joy loved her animals, her 2 cats and her dog, her family and church family. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Bill Dowling of 33 years and Robert Overton of 5 years; children, William Jefferson Dowling and Kimberly Kay Brown; and her brother, William Harry Mealing. Joy is survived by her children, Ross M. (Wendy) Norris of Keystone Heights, FL, Arthur Bruce Norris of Starke, FL, Kim Norris of Keystone Heights, FL, and Kasey M. (Shelby) Dowling-Adkins of Starke, FL; grandchildren, Tarah N. (Greg) Palancar, Jeremy R. (Elizabeth) Norris, Joshua Bruce Norris, Samuel Jacob (Heather) Norris, Tara Lynn Curtis, John Clancey, Megan Elizabeth Buckman, Devin (Ashlin) Dowling, Kendall Woodlands, Kristin Woodlands, Alyssa Marie Wallace, Justice Adkins, and Kathryn Adkins; along with many great grandchildren and extended family members Joy loved. A Celebration of Joy’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Hope Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Strickland officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. 904-964-5757. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Overton – Joy Anne Overton, age 86, of Keystone Heights, Florida passed away on May 17, 2021 at North Florida Medical Center in Starke, FL. She was born in England on March 10, 1935 to the late William Harry Mealing and Alice Parker Mealing.... View Obituary & Service Information
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