Mrs. Bernice Turner Payne, age 91, of Rockmart, GA passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at her residence.
She was born in Blairsville, GA on May 3, 1927, a daughter of the late Jesse Turner and the late Ora Brown Turner. Mrs. Payne had lived the greater part of her life in Rockmart where she was a 1946 graduate of Rockmart High School; and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart. Two of the most important things in her life was her love for God and the strong love that she had for her family. During her working career she had been employed by Haney Supply Company.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James O'Neal Payne; brother, Cliff Turner; and sister, Ercel Turner Davis Blair.
Survivors include her three children: Jimmy Payne and his wife Julie, Rockmart, Don Payne and his wife Cynthia, Taylorsville and Marcia Lindsey and her husband Keith, Rockmart; brother, Cohen Turner, Rockmart; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the First Baptist Church of Rockmart with Rev. Jason Odom officiating and eulogies given by her family. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Payne will lie instate at the First Baptist Church on Friday from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour.
Grandson's of Mrs. Payne will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 pm at the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.
The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Bernice Turner Payne.