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Taylor Overby

Taylor Overby

February 6, 1992 - February 21, 2018     Age: 26

Taylor Overby, 26, of Jacksonville passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at her home in Jacksonville after a 4 year battle with cancer. She was a graduate of Providence High School and received a Bachelors degree in Human Resources from Florida State University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida.

Taylor was smart, beautiful, funny, talented and most of all kind. Her positive outlook through the most trying of circumstances was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her parents Joe and Kelly Overby of Jacksonville, siblings Justin (Kim) Carroll of Fernandina Beach, Philip (Katie) Overby of Jacksonville, and Erika (Mike) Kelley of Nashville, TN, her boyfriend Brian Long of Tampa, her grandparents Richard and Ceal Walker of Hilliard and Jean Overby of Neptune Beach, her aunt Kimberly Walker of Boca Raton, her aunt Melanie (Grant) Denny of Jacksonville, her uncle Jeff Overby of Neptune Beach, her uncle Richard (Christine) Overby of Greensboro, NC, and her nephews & nieces Levi, Louis, Holden, Paisley, Caleb and Jennings. 

Her family wishes to thank Dr. Ron Landmann, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Jessica McMillan ARNP and Ashton Ritter PA-C as well as the other doctors and nurses at Mayo Clinic who provided exceptional care during her illness.

Visitation and memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Oxley Heard Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am immediately followed by the memorial service at 11:00 am. She will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery.

Following the services, the family invites all to celebrate Taylor’s life at the home of Stephanie and Larry Ogilvie at 2633 S. 14th Street on Mystic Lane in Fernandina Beach.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Taylor’s honor to First Coast No More Homeless Pets, 6817 Norwood Ave. Jacksonville, FL.  32208

8 Condolences

  • A Loving Friend Posted February 21, 2018 2:30 pm

    To the Beautiful Overby family, there are no words to truly sooth yet a loving God has received back the gift He gave to you that was Taylor; today. As bright and beautiful as she was here I imagine it pales in comparison to her now; in Heaven. Healed, restored, beaming and freshly robed in white! Its never goodbye for a child of God. Until we see you again; fly!

  • Capt. Rick and Debbie Ryals Posted February 22, 2018 5:27 am

    My Dearest Overby Family ~
    There are no words to heal your broken hearts…She was truly beautiful inside and out…now she has her wings and will forever be with Joe Sr, Pam , and Jesus…God said to her…”Well done my good and faithful servant”…Taylor has left footprints in the hearts of all of those she met…We walk by faith & not by sight…Her walk was one of beauty, courage, and love…Praying for the Loving and caring Overby family…we love you all…??

  • Chuck Martin Posted February 22, 2018 5:06 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Taylor passing but we rejoice knowing she’s with Jesus in heaven. Jane and I witnessed her and our granddaughter, Kirstie Booras’, baptisms at Chet’s Creek Baptist Church a few years ago. Taylor was a beautiful precious girl whom we loved very much. We cherish the time Taylor spent at our home in Jacksonville. She and Kirstie went to D. C.. on vacation with us once. Taylor was an intelligent and fun girl. She will truly be missed.

  • Gary and Gale Wichmann Posted February 23, 2018 7:21 am

    So sorry for your heartbreaking loss.

  • Joe Jung Posted February 23, 2018 8:26 pm

    I’m so sorry to see this. I was one of the 2016 colon club models with Taylor. She was one of My favs, my lil sis I called her. So beautiful, intelligent, and she just brightened up your day!! My thoughts and prayers to her family and all loved ones. I will never forget you Taylor. I love you lil sis xx

  • Clementine DeBerry Posted February 26, 2018 10:53 am

    Dear Family
    We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one but Almighty God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May His promise of the resurrection begin the healing process in your heart and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give. (John 5:28,29; 2 Cor. 1:3,4) Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Chuck and Lourdes O’Connor Posted February 26, 2018 5:34 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow

  • Candice Sherlin Lee Posted February 27, 2018 9:24 pm

    Your family has been true friends of my family for decades. We are all in mourning from your loss of beautiful, kind hearted, and strong spirited Taylor. She is with God, and is in no more pain. If any of you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. Our thoughts, and prayers are with you.

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