Baylee Faith Holbrook “Bill”, 16, of East Palatka, was taken home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 28, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Born in St. Augustine, she was a lifelong resident of Putnam County. Baylee was a junior at Palatka High School where she was a varsity cheerleader and used her love of photography as a member of Yearbook staff. A member of Trinity Baptist Church in Palatka, Baylee was deeply devoted to serving her Lord and Master. She was described as having a heart of Gold, was forgiving and often reached across lines to show her love to others. Baylee will be forever remembered for the moral and spiritual influence she left on not just her family and friends but the whole community. She also had a unique love of the outdoors, spending special times hunting with her Dad, family boating outings, watching river sunsets and enjoying fresh flowers.
Baylee is survived by her parents, Matthew and Casey Holbrook, her sister, Kylee Grace Holbrook, her maternal grandmother, Shelly Griffis (Denny), paternal grandmother, Tammy Tibbs (Matthew), paternal grandparents, Tommy and Denise Hartzog, numerous aunts and uncles including Jacky Bennett (Mallory), Jerrid Bennett (Brandy), Buddy Holbrook (Kelly) and Nathan Tibbs as well as numerous cousins and other extended family.
Services celebrating Baylee’s life will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 7, 2023 at the Palatka High School Gym / Commons with Pastor Willie B. McKinnon, III officiating. Burial will follow at Peniel Cemetery in Palatka. The family will receive friends Saturday at PHS from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to a fund established to continue Baylee’s amazing legacy of reaching out and sharing with others and spreading her love of the Gospel to others. Donations may be made to Matthew or Casey Holbrook and in memo line – for Baylee Holbrook and sent to Capital City Bank, 148 S. Hwy 17, East Palatka, FL 32131.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Baylee’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.