|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1941|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2011|
Toney Lee Payne
Born in Gaston County, NC on Aug. 12, 1941
Departed on Feb. 24, 2011 and resided in Lowell, NC.
Toney Lee Payne, 69, died Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Robin Johnson Hospice. Born in Gaston County, he was the son of the late Wilbur Meaken "Bill" Payne and Della Mae Kensey Payne. Mr. Payne was a 42 year employee of Burlington Industries where he was a dispatcher. A dedicated Christian and family man, Mr. Payne was an active member of McAdenville Wesleyan Church where he served in many roles including teaching Sunday school. He was an honorary member of the Chuck Wagon Gang.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lewis and Allan Payne.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Linda Hedrick Payne; children and spouses, Timothy and Debbie Payne of Gastonia, and Sharon and Barry Pennington of Stanley; grandchildren, Erica and Krista Payne, and Jessica Pennington; brother, Billy Payne of Belmont.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 27, 2011 in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with the Rev. Brian Matherlee officiating. Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
Given by Blessings~Carolina Angel From the Chuck Wagon Gang Quartet When I awoke @ 5:30 am on Saturday, November 20. 2010,
The words Toney gave us a few hours earlier were the first things that came to my mind.
My mind kept going back to what he said after giving us the heart breaking news.
"I've made my Reservation"
It was less than 10 minutes, these words I spoke from my heart.
I've made my Reservation
I've made my reservation Toney told us that day,
The day he told us cancer would take his life way.
We all stood there and listened but could hardly take it in,
He spoke with peace and calmness only Christians can comprehend.
The Doctors told him treatments may keep him here a while,
You don't seem to understand he said with great big smile.
You see I know the Healer and I know about His plan.
On my way to Heaven I'll be healed by His nail scared hands.
Though cancer filled his body Toney's spirit seem to soar,
He knew the end was coming and soon he would meet his Lord.
He knew where he was going, of that he had no doubt.
He knew his Lord and Savior had his future all planned out.
Wilbur Meekin Payne (1913 - 1983)
Della Mae Kinsey Payne (1916 - 2006)
Gaston Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Lady Nan
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
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