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Mary McDaniel Payne

March 2, 1941 - December 15, 2022

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, Mary McDaniel Payne affectionately known as “Mary Massie” gained her heavenly wings. Mary was born on March 2, 1941 to the late Silas G. and Mary K. McDaniel. She was the oldest of nine children.

She was educated in the Amherst County School System. She held various occupations, with the last one being a caregiver to children. She was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church in Amherst, Va. She loved to cook, sew and hit the road (shopping, going to the beach and visiting family who lived out of town.)

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son Michael L. McDaniel and one grandson Dexter E. Payne, Jr. one great granddaughter Remiah A. Powell two sisters Alma M. Gentry and Beatrice M. Booth.

She leaves to celebrate her life, her loving husband of 61 years Willie E. Payne, Sr. Five children Willie E. Payne, Jr., Kevin A. Payne, Sr., Dexter E. Payne, Sr. (Pebbles), Tracy T. Payne and Cory O. Payne. Four sisters Louise M. Smith, Susie M. Nappier (George) Florence M. Mays (Rev. M.D. Mays) Felda M. Alexander (Roger) Two brothers Silas E. McDaniel (Joan) and Joseph L. McDaniel (Carolyn). Thirteen Grandchildren, Jesse, Jemicka, Markus, ReSheka, Kevin, Jr. , Johnathan, Nicole, Annitra, Mahogany, Kairi, Kamari, Lakyia, and Adrian. Twelve Great Grand Children, Seven Sisters in laws, Three Brothers in laws, Two Fur babies Kody and GiGi, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 P.M. on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg.

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My condolences and prayers are with the Payne family at this time. I pray that God’s love and strength will bring you peace during this difficult time

Posted by Erica Harris on December 22, 2022

May her love guide all of you forever. Miss you Mary.

Posted by James & Linda DeHoniesto on December 22, 2022

My Condolences/Healing To The Payne And Mcdaniel Family Love Barbara Dixon & Claxton Family

Posted by Barbara Dixon on December 22, 2022

Willie, Your friends at Oakwood are thinking about you and your family today. Jennie

Posted by Jennie Allman on December 21, 2022

Our Condolences/Comfort To All The Family 😇

Posted by Pamela Claxton on December 21, 2022

Sending my condolence to Payne and McDaniel family with my the love of God prayers.

Posted by eula jenkins on December 20, 2022

We are certainly going to miss you and your sassiness.. You have brought so much love and laughter to our lives that we can only look back on yours with smiles.. Thank you for all you’ve ever done for us. Thank you for being a great Auntie and big sister.. We love and miss you always

Posted by Karen Jenkins on December 20, 2022

Sending our heartfelt condolences and prayers to her husband, children and loved ones

Posted by Troy and Carolyn Booth on December 19, 2022

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Love you all ❤️

Posted by Dreamer Davis on December 18, 2022

Prayers for the family. Mary & I had many years of family and friendship. You will be truly missed.

Posted by Goldie Penn on December 18, 2022

My prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult journey.

Posted by Eleanor Payne on December 18, 2022

My prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult journey.

Posted by Eleanor Payne on December 18, 2022

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