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Lois

Lois Payne

d. July 3, 2024

Lois Delores Smith Payne was born on September 28, 1938 to the union of Lawson and Rosella Davenport Smith. She departed this life on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at the age of 85. She was a graduate of McDonogh 35. She was employed at Southern Baptist Hospital for 41 years. Lois was the devoted mother of Diane Smith Graham (Judge Graham Jr.) of Suffolk,VA., the loving grandmother of Lena Graham of Suffolk, VA. She is also survived by siblings, Ursula Rainey, Michael Smith (Barbara), Pastor Bruce Davenport (Deborah), Louise Collins and Antonio Smith. She leaves behind to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends and the Payne family. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Lawson and Rosella Davenport Smith, eight siblings, Alexander Abdullah, Velma Allen, Alan Peter Smith, Carlos Smith, Janice Stacker, Ulysses Smith, Carol Tucker and Margaret Smith. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of True Love Missionary Baptist Church, Saint John #5 Faith Church, Franklin Avenue and Pentecost Baptist Churches; also employees of the former Southern Baptist Hospital, Mercy Endeavors and Pace Program and all others who knew and loved Lois are invited to attend her Celebration of Life at True Love Missionary Baptist Church, 2710 Philip Street, on Saturday, July 13, 2024 beginning 10:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. Willie Williams Jr., pastor, officiating. Church visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Rev. David M. Patin Sr. and Gwiena Magee Patin, Directors. Professional Service Entrusted to: LITTLEJOHN FUNERAL HOME, 2163 Aubry Street, Cal K. Johnson, Funeral Director/Manager, Info: (504) 940-0045. 

 

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