Mrs. Betty Parks Marshall


Mrs. Betty Parks Marshall, 87, of East Palatka, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at her home following an extended illness.

Born in Belle Haven, she was a part-time resident of Putnam County from 1953 until 1966 when she moved permanently to East Palatka from Onancock. Mrs. Marshall worked more than 25 years as a bookkeeper with McKinnon Furniture and Variety Furniture Stores. She was involved with several organizations including Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she was president in 2005, the Palatka Women’s Golf Association and the GFWC Woman’s Club of Palatka where she had also served as president. Apart from her work, Mrs. Marshall also had a number of interests including fishing, boating, the beach, bird watching, taking road trips to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, cruises, and spending quality time with her family, and especially her grandchildren. She was also a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Palatka, where she had been active with the Elizabeth Circle.

Mrs. Marshall was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert C. Marshall Sr., her parents, William F. Parks and Ava Shockley Parks, as well as a brother and sister-in-law, William F. Parks, Jr. and Janet L. Parks.

Mrs. Marshall is survived by a daughter, Betty Carol “B.C.” Carter (James) of East Palatka, and a son, Robert C. “Robbie” Marshall of East Palatka; four grandchildren, Kenneth G. Loyless, Jr. (Kerry), Brittany Cribbs (Chris), Kendall Marshall and Nicole Marshall; and numerous, great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services celebrating Mrs. Marshall’s life will be Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, 11 a.m. at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Glenda Brayman and Dr. Charles “Butch” Ligon officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill West Cemetery in Palatka. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to St. James United Methodist Church, 400 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177, or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Dr., Tampa, FL 33612.

Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

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