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Ella R. Payne

May 31, 1941 October 2, 2020
Ella R. Payne
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Obituary for Ella R. Payne

Ella was born on May 31st, 1941 in Selma Alabama. She was one of seven children. She left Alabama to stay with her aunt Laura, in Chicago where she met her husband Bennie Payne
who left Tennessee to stay with his sister. They married in 1964, and two years later had a daughter. Ella went to school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, then went to Triton College to become a Registered Nurse in 1980. Ella loved nursing and was given the Florence Nightingale award at her job at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1989.

After retirement, Ella struggled many years with Alzheimer’s disease, which took her life on October 2, 2020. One month prior she lost her sister Minnie, and she lost her sister Jean in the past year. Ella leaves behind her husband of 56 years marriage and her daughter Jennifer, two sisters, Anne and Pearl and two brothers, Esau and Willie, as well as many many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

Visitation 11 a.m. until time of Mass 12 Noon at St. Agatha Church, 3147 W. Douglas Blvd, Chicago. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) are appreciated.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Oct

11:00 AM 10/6/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/6/2020 12:00:00 PM
St. Agatha Church

3147 W Douglas Blvd
Chicago, IL 60623

Masks are required for all guests entering the church.

St. Agatha Church
3147 W Douglas Blvd Chicago 60623 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

6

Oct

12:00 PM 10/6/2020 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 10/6/2020 1:00:00 PM
St. Agatha Church

3147 W Douglas Blvd
Chicago, IL 60623

Masks are required for all guests entering the church.

St. Agatha Church
3147 W Douglas Blvd Chicago 60623 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S Wolf Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S Wolf Rd Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 W. Bryn Mawr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60631
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