Lucille Boyd Payton, 89

June 3, 1934 – March 29, 2024

Lucille Boyd Payton was born in Tiplersville, MS on June 3, 1934 to the late Vance Boyd, Sr. and Nylean Rogers Boyd. She was the fourth of eight children. She went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2024.

She professed a hope in Christ and was a member of Union Prospect M.B. Church in New Albany, MS, where she served on the Mother Board and attended faithfully until her health failed.

Lucille married Roosevelt Payton, Sr., who she lovingly called “Rose.” Together they were blessed with seven beautiful children. She was employed as a housekeeper with Roselawn Nursing Home for thirty-five years. Her favorite past times was talking on the phone and watching her “stories”, Days of Our Lives. She also enjoyed shopping and riding in the “grey car” with her daughter, Vera. Lucille loved all and she was loved by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vance Boyd, Sr. and Nylean Boyd; her husband, Roosevelt Payton, Sr.; four sisters, Mary McAllister, Dora Gilbert, Roxy Bean Boyd, and Annie D. Berry; and one son-in-law, Roosevelt “Sonny” Farr.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, seven children: Nylean Parks of Atlanta, GA, Roosevelt Payton, Jr. of New Albany, MS, Vera Farr of New Albany, MS, Dorothy (John) Howell of New Albany, MS, Debra (Rick) Golden of Fayetteville, GA, Johnny (Mildred) Payton of New Albany, MS, and Jennifer (Leo) Kimmons of New Albany, MS; twelve grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; three brothers, Vance (Katie) Boyd, Jr. of New Albany, MS, Dennis (Francis) Boyd of Belden, MS, and Charles (Dianna) Boyd of New Albany, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, April 5, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Payton Mortuary. The family hour will be from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 1:00 PM at New Birth Community Church in New Albany, MS.

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