TAFT Jessica Lynn Taft, 36, of Florahome, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following a brief illness. A native of Jacksonville, she resided in Putnam County for 28 years coming from Jacksonville. Jessica was a 1994 graduate of Interlachen High School where she was a 3 year all-county softball player. She continued playing softball at St. Johns River Community College and received her AA degree. Jessica went on to graduate with her BA degree from Florida Tech and her Master's Degree from the University of Florida. She worked 10 years as an environmental scientist with AMEC Engineering, Inc. (Lakeland, FL). Jessica was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Palatka and in her leisure, she enjoyed running (mud races) and playing softball. She is survived by her husband of 8 years, Jacob Taft of Florahome, 2 sons, Damien Taft and Eli Taft and a daughter, Zoe Taft, all of Florahome, her parents, Edward and Myrtice Womble of Florahome, 2 brothers, Teddy (Dina) Womble and Joey Custead, both of Florahome, a sister, Melissa (Tripp) Watts of Green Cove Springs, her grandparents, Ed and Hazel Womble of Jacksonville and Myrtice Riner of Davenport, FL, 6 nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services will be at 6:00 P.M. Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Bro. Charles Litzell officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. til the time of services at 6:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 or to an account set up in the name of Jessica Taft for her children at Clay Electric Credit Union, 7450 SR 100, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Please Sign the Guestbook @

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Oct. 26, 2013