Rev. Willie Nelson Payne, born December 2, 1936 in Birmingham, Alabama, died July 19, 2013 at his home in Lancaster, CA. He leaves to continue his legacy his devoted wife of 52 years, Betty J. Payne of Lancaster, California; four children, Wanda Payne Simms (Orlander) of Delano, California, Bonnie Rudd (Curtis) of Bellflower, California; Regina Buckhalter (Nick), of Belleville, Illinois; William Payne of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Ethel Anderson of Birmingham, Alabama; one brother-n-law, Robert Brewer (Celestine) of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister-in-law Barbara Charles of Beckley, West Virginia; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Service for Rev. Payne to be held at New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 402 E. El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA 90061 on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00 am.

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  1. To my loving father, I will miss you dearly, but you are forever in my heart. Things you taught lives in my mind and soul. You are a great man that will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in Peace and enjoy Heaven and I’ll see you there. Love your baby girl, Regina AKA Reggie

  2. As I write this comment I think back over the years of all the fun we had during holidays and birthdays as well as vacations we had over the years. But most of all, I miss the great talks we had. What I wouldn’t give just to hear your voice of reason one more time. I am missing you so much. Rest dad your certainly deserves it. Looking forward to seeing you again.
    First Born

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