Doris Payne

Doris Williams Payne

Thursday, October 7th, 1926 - Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Doris Williams Payne, 93, went home to be with her Lord on December 18, 2019. She was reunited with the love of her life of 72 years, Wilford “Willie” H. Payne. She was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Owen and son-in-law, Wayne Curtis. Doris was born in Danville, VA to the late Carl W. and Ruby May Jones Williams and graduated from Mooresville High School Class of 1945. She retired after 25 years of teaching with the Norfolk Public Schools. Doris was an avid reader, she loved quilting, and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had a strong Christian Faith and loved serving in the Free Will Church, most recently with Bethany Free Will Baptist Church.
Doris is survived by her son, Wilford Dean Payne and his wife, Sanda; daughter, Margaret Payne Curtis; son-in-law, Shawne Owen and his wife, Linda; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as a host of extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held Monday, December 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake with Pastor Mark Crews officiating. Following the service, the family invites you to join them for a time of fellowship in the reception center of the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Rosewood Memorial Park. Please visit to view the service and to leave a condolence to the family.
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  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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    The family will be receiving friends following the service for a time of togetherness and fellowship from 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Pastor Mark Crews
  • Interment

    Rosewood Memorial Park
    631 North Witchduck Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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Clifford Peters

Posted at 12:20am
I always enjoyed our conversations during our tax meeting and will miss you this coming year. I know you are with Mr. Payne in Heaven and have no more health issues. RIP Mrs. Payne and May God comfort your family in this time of grief.

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