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Harriett White Payne

March 22, 1929 - December 8, 2021

Harriett White Payne, 92, of Lynchburg, Virginia, departed this life Wednesday, December 8, 2021. She was the wife of the late Richard H. Payne.

She was born March 22, 1929, in Bedford County, Virginia to the late Davis and Helen Richie White. She joined Reed Creek Baptist Church, in Big Island, Virginia at an early age where she was a devoted member and the Mother of the Church.   She retired from the Bedford County Schools system with 31 years of service.

Harriett was proceeded in death by two sisters, Edna W Grant, and Mary W Jennings.  She is survived by 4 children, Marilynn Jane Wright of Raleigh, NC; Harold R. White of Reynoldsburg, OH; Joseph D. White of Lynchburg, VA; and Faith Payne-Bell (Greg) of Bowie, MD. 

She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Jermel Denny, Shamekka Payne both of Raleigh, NC.  Charmita White and Ciera Megginson of Lynchburg, VA, Tanya Henry of Amherst, VA.  Additionally, she had 5 great-grandchildren, Ja’irus White, Morrison Denny, Thaddeus Denny, Jakobie White and Devon Robertson.  She leaves to cherish a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  We would like to express our gratitude to the care givers and the Centra Hospice Team.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.   A celebration of Harriett’s life will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Russell Lee officiating.  Interment will follow in Reed Creek Church Cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. 

The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.  
A celebration of Harriett's life will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Russell Lee officiating. 
Interment will follow in Reed Creek Church Cemetery.

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To the family sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Payne my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Jackie

Posted by Jacqueline Lipscombe on December 16, 2021

Joe Faith, Sorry too hear about your Mother

Posted by Kenneth R Martin on December 14, 2021

Joe Faith, Sorry too hear about your Mother .

Posted by Kenneth R Martin on December 14, 2021

To Faith, Thinking of you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and family. Sincerely, Jackie Herndon Hall

Posted by Jackie Herndon Hall on December 14, 2021

Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you.Mrs.Payne will be truly missed. It was a great joy taking care of her and talking about old times.

Posted by Norma Bailey on December 13, 2021

So very sorry for the lost of your mother. Your family has our condolences. You will always have the memories to help you carry on your life. May God be with your family in your time of need.

Posted by Marvin Mills and family on December 13, 2021

Jane, Reggie, Joe and Faith, I was sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I haven't seen your mom in years, however, I have wonderful memories of coming to see Jane when we were in school. Your mom was always a pleasure, smiling and fun. Hold on to your many memories of all the fun times. Memories are so important.

Posted by Sereina Saunders Paynter on December 13, 2021

Faith, My sincere condolences to you and your family in this tremendous loss. Keep the great memories close to your heart of your beautiful Mother.

Posted by Sean Chambers on December 13, 2021

My Sincere Sympathy to the family of Harriett. She was always a sweet and classy lady and gave me a kiss on the cheek every time I saw and talked to her. Hold dear to your many memories of her and her life well lived.

Posted by Charles Brown on December 13, 2021

Condolences and I am truly sorry, We'll miss her at the family reunions She was our matriarch after Mama passed ,I remember her beauty when we were children and she would visit uncle Jack and Big Mama, I will always remember her as my beautiful aunt ❤ love you always

Posted by Joan Blake on December 13, 2021

Sending condolences to Harriet's family. She was a wonderful lady and touched the lives of so many in our community.

Posted by Laura Davis Poole on December 13, 2021

Sending my deepest and sincere condolences to family. So many memories of her. She's was a very kind lady. Cherish your memories and may they comfort you at this time

Posted by George and Harriett Hurt on December 13, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your mom. You all have my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Gloria Haskins on December 12, 2021

So many wonderful memories of going to Aunt Harriett's when we were young. She will be missed by many. May the lord comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Preston L White on December 12, 2021

A wonderful lady who has gone to be with the Lord. Ms. Payne you'll be dearly missed but never forgotten.... I'll always remember the fun times we had (so many in the early days) but always great seeing you during the Holidays. I'll never forget all the love shown from you and the family and for making me a part of the family and especially the friend chicken, mash potatoes, and peas. (Hated peas but you got me to eat them). I love you all and my condolences and prayers are sent your way with love.

Posted by Carolyn R Faucette on December 12, 2021

Sending sincere condolences From the Holdren Family. She was a wonderful lady, community neighbor in Sedalia and bus driver to me and all my siblings. Lots of fond memories. She was loved very much

Posted by Nancy Holdren Graves on December 12, 2021

Sending sincere condolences From the Holdren Family. She was a wonderful lady, community neighbor in Sedalia and bus driver to me and all my siblings. Lots of fond memories. She was loved very much

Posted by Nancy Holdren Graves on December 12, 2021

Sending sincere condolences From the Holdren Family. She was a wonderful lady, community neighbor in Sedalia and bus driver to me and all my siblings. Lots of fond memories. She was loved very much

Posted by Nancy Holdren Graves on December 12, 2021

Sending sincere condolences From the Holdren Family. She was a wonderful lady, community neighbor in Sedalia and bus driver to me and all my siblings. Lots of fond memories. She was loved very much

Posted by Nancy Holdren Graves on December 12, 2021

Sending sincere condolences From the Holdren Family. She was a wonderful lady, community neighbor in Sedalia and bus driver to me and all my siblings. Lots of fond memories. She was loved very much

Posted by Nancy Holdren Graves on December 12, 2021

Sending sincere condolences From the Holdren Family. She was a wonderful lady, community neighbor in Sedalia and bus driver to me and all my siblings. Lots of fond memories. She was loved very much

Posted by Nancy Holdren Graves on December 12, 2021

Sending sincere condolences From the Holdren Family. She was a wonderful lady, community neighbor in Sedalia and bus driver to me and all my siblings. Lots of fond memories. She was loved very much

Posted by Nancy Holdren Graves on December 12, 2021

I can not imagine your pain. I pray your fond memories of your mom will warm your heart. Praying for the entire family!

Posted by Cathy Payne Johnson on December 12, 2021

Condolences And Deepest Sympathy To The Family!!!

Posted by Thomas & Linda Thornton on December 11, 2021

Sending you my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one.

Posted by Brenda Martin on December 10, 2021

Praying for you and your family. May you be comforted by God’s peace.

Posted by John & Charine Adams on December 10, 2021

Praying for you and your family. May you be comforted by God’s peace.

Posted by John & Charine Adams on December 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of cousin Harriett’s passing. Harriett was my second cousin on my mother’s side. I visited her about a year ago at her home in Lynchburg. My condolences go out to all the family. Much love to all. Jesse

Posted by Jesse Wood on December 10, 2021

She was a longtime neighbor of mine. Love to go over to talk to her. May she Rest In Peace. And may God give all of you comfort and blessings.

Posted by Dayle Mayberry on December 10, 2021

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Chris Babbs on December 10, 2021

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Chris Babbs on December 10, 2021

May God wrap his loving arms around you all during your time of sorrow. She will be missed. Prayers to you all.

Posted by Cheryl Stevens on December 10, 2021

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