She was born in Chattanooga on June 17, 1927, a daughter of the late Haymond and Marilou Cross.
She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Cleveland. She will forever be remembered for being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Cross.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Gene Payne; sons: Gary Payne and wife, Debbie, Alan Payne and wife, Lyndsay, David Payne and wife, Kelly, and Robert Payne; a brother, Edwin Cross, five grandchildren: Parker Payne, Whitney Payne, Tyler Payne, Kelsey Payne and Chandler Payne.
She is also survived by numerous other extended family members, church family and a host of special friends.
A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Central Church of Christ, 200 25th St., Cleveland, with ministers Wayne Miller and Tom Harrison officiating.
Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
You are encouraged to share a memory of June and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial Web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home is honored to assist the Payne family with these arrangements.