Anita Darlene Craig
Anita Darlene Craig
January 10, 1959 - April 25, 2018


Anita Darlene Johns Craig, 59 of Palatka went home to be with the Lord peacefully at her sister’s residence on Wednesday April 25, 2018 after an extended illness.

Darlene was born and raised in Palatka and attended local public schools, including Palatka South High School. She was a homemaker most of her life. She loved her family and friends and truly cared for others. She was passionate about helping people and always had a smile. She enjoyed her flowers and plants and loved animals, especially her dog, Cricket. She also loved being outside watching the hummingbirds. Darlene will be missed tremendously by her family and friends and will always remain in our hearts. “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Byrd; and brother Larry Johns.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kevin Craig of Branford; and her mother, Gertrude Johns of Palatka. Also surviving are her siblings and spouses, Annette & Paul Green, Mitchell & Fay Johns, Mary & Larry Pippin, Martha & Mark Stites, Tessie Johns, Vanessa & Tim Campbell, Bo & Tina Byrd, Trisha & Keith McWhorter, and Chris & Anita Byrd, all of Palatka; along with numerous nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28th at Southside Baptist Church in Palatka with Pastor Shaun Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial gifts may be sent to U-Turn Community Outreach, P.O. Box 1568, Palatka, FL 32178. Friends may sign the online register at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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