Graveside services for Grace Lee Harris Payne, 75, Lawrence, will be 11 am, Friday, September 26, 2014, at Maple Grove cemetery.
She died Friday September 17, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Grace was born March 19, 1939, in Augusta, Arkansas, the daughter of Ulis and Sadie Lewis Mellon Harris.
Survivors include two sons Stanley Harris (Patricia), Ricki Payne; four daughters Barbara Harris, Brenda Taylor, Rhonda Payne, Norma Payne Hardrick (Willard), all of Lawrence, one brother Bobby Harris, Chicago, Il; one sister Pearl Prunty, Jonesboro Arizona; Many grandchildren Charmaine, Katherine Reid, Ke-Ita Reid-Ray, Lashont Harris, Tania Harris, Tavaris Hunter, Naris Hunter, Tyrone Hunter, Daiceonna Henderson, Chandre Harris, Adrian Taylor, Kizzey Carter, Jessica Carter, Jessie Carter Jr., Samantha Carter, Jermaine Carter, Sherry Payne, Terence Payne, Porsha Payne, Laticha Bennette, Denzell Payne, Brittany Payne, Aletha Hardrick; thirty-eight Great Grandchildren, one great great grandchild and one adopted daughter Sherri Scott-Nunez.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jimmy Green and Otha Davis; four sisters Ethel Mellon, Dorothy Bolden, Pauline Marley, Exora Roddy; and her eighteen year companion Jimmy Towers.
A visitation will take place from 9-10:45 am Friday at Rumsey-Yost.