Mrs. Payne was born September 3, 1938 in Madison County, Virginia, the daughter of Elbert and Eva Mae Hitt Snyder.
She retired as a physical therapist assistant at Rose Hill Nursing Home in Berryville.
She married David R. Payne on May 23, 1996 in Berryville, Virginia. Her first husband, Benjamin “Bennie” Lee Lake, Jr. died on September 23, 1994.
Surviving are her five children, Mary Nininger of Jefferson, MD, Patricia Williams of Upperville, VA, Bryan Lake and Benjamin Lake III, both of Berryville, and Kimberly Forbes of Boyce, VA; four step-children, David J. Payne of Strasburg, VA, Rhonda L. Richardson of Sacramento, CA, Elizabeth I. Morton of Colorado Springs, CO, and Darren J. Payne of Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Shirley Hernandez of Los Angeles, CA; 15 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
A grandson, Ronnie Moss II, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A. M. Thursday, July 8, 2010, Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville with Pastor Geneal Wilson. Burial will follow in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Frederick County, VA.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rush “R. J.” Gibson IV, Edward “Eddie” Gibson, Bryan “Keith” Lake, Jr., Michael Forbes, Kyle Forbes, Wayne Forbes, Benjamin “Kasey” Lake.
The family will receive friends 7:00 – 9:00 P. M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to John H. Enders Fire & Rescue, 9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville, VA 22611.
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