Graveside services for Bernece Payne will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Marty Harper officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Payne, age 75, of Meridian, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at her residence.
Bernece was a devoted wife and mother having been married to Ben for 43 years. She supported him as a deacon’s wife during his many years of service at Long Creek Baptist Church. She was an at-home mother devoting herself to her children and keeping family and friend’s children during that time. She received her certificate as a cashier and began work with Super Stop as her children approached high school graduation. After working with Super Stop for several years, she then worked with Riley Hospital as a central supply clerk until her retirement in 2000.
She is survived by her daughters, Debby Payne and Marilyn Allen (William); son, Greg Payne; grandchildren, Billy Allen, Randi Allen, and Mary Gentry; great-grandchildren, Kairi Lahr, Kayla and Drew Gentry; sister, Kaye Herring (Perry); brothers, Bennie Joiner (Marie), Larry Joiner (Liz), and James Joiner; several nieces and nephews; and a dear family friend, Ann Boswell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Payne; parents, Lennie and Eula Blackwell Joiner; brothers, Lennie Lavelle; Edward and Wayne Joiner; and sisters, Arvece Bennet (Winston), Lois Stack, Marjorie Rawson (M.E.), and Faye Fleming.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 4, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Robert Barham Family Funeral Home
6300 Hwy 39 North
Meridian, MS 39305